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We show you how you can save money and still get the job done by using vinegar in lieu of more common, expensive and toxic household cleaners. Special thanks to Adrienne Hamcke Wicker who suggested this topic.
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You can use a simple combination of 1 part vinegar, 1 part water and half a lemon to make a really effective surface cleaner. Overwhelmed at the thought of making your own cleaners? The company Full Circle makes it easy for you. Their Come Clean Natural Cleaning Solutions Single Bottle Package comes with one spray bottle, one built-in juicer, one microfiber cleaning cloth, and one Clean House Green House guide which is full of “recipes” for natural cleaning products. I love it!
Fly-In Fact #1
The most common causes of poisoning among young children are cosmetics and personal care products, household cleaning products, and pain relievers. Common causes among adults are pain relievers, prescription drugs, sedatives, cleaning products, and antidepressants.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
This site has some good general information and includes this passage which we think is really important and a bit scary.
According to Kenneth Bock, MD, pediatric neurotoxicologist and codirector of the Rhinebeck Health Center in Rhinebeck, New York, “What’s surprising to so many parents is that we don’t have good safety testing for a lot of the chemicals we use every day… We don’t really know what they might be doing to our kids.”
We don’t have any good idea of the side affects of these agents. By employing the “cautionary principle” we choose to not use something until we know it is safe (more common in Europe) rather than use it until we know its dangerous (more common in the USA).
Source: Environmental Working Group
The Environmental Working Group’s investigation of more than 2,000 cleaning supplies on the American market has found that many contain substances linked to serious health problems.
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