If I could have one wish, outside of winning the lottery and maintaining good health for my family, I would ask a genie in a bottle to grant me a cleaning lady daily. I feel calmer when my house is organized, free of dust bunnies and relatively clean. Since I haven’t seen the big check yet, I’m still looking for ways to keep my house presentable. Now that I embrace a clean lifestyle, it’s not just about eating wholesome foods, keeping active and wearing mineral makeup, it’s also about using non-toxic cleaning products within the home. Many conventional cleaning products have chemicals and other ingredients that are potentially harmful for our health.
So in an effort to “be well” in our home, when I was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, I changed my cleaning routine to find less toxic products and use pantry items. I investigated these through my favorite resource, the Environmental Working Group’s website that ranks single ingredients.
Now, as each season arrives, I look for new products to try. Here’s what’s under our cabinet now.
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products: What’s in My Cabinet Now
Window Cleaner/Granite Countertops/Stainless Steel Appliances
Dishwashing Liquid Soap
Lemon as a sponge, baking soda as a scrub and vinegar & water as a countertop disinfectant. Many DIY products use essential oils that are antibacterial and antiseptic including rosemary, lemon and tea tree oils.
What is your favorite household cleaner?
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