Indoor environmental pollution solutions

510px-Skull_and_crossbones.svgBefore using Windex or Clorox for cleaning, consider the toxins that your body will be absorbing from exposure.  Ingredients in Windex have been determined by the World Health Organization to cause cancer.  See the Environmental Working Group’s Hall of Shame’s list of toxic products. http://static.ewg.org/reports/2012/cleaners_hallofshame/cleaners_hallofshame.pdf

For safe alternatives to these products, consider using essential oils diluted in distilled water, alcohol or witch hazel in a glass spray bottle as a natural cleaning solution.  Always test your mixture on a small area that you are cleaning to determine that it is color safe.

Glass cleaner recipe:  1 cup white vinegar, 3 cups distilled water and 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil.

Air Freshener:  12 drops of Lavender, Lemon or any citrus oil in 1 quart of distilled water.  Uses a glass spray bottle, Shake and spray.

Laundry freshener:  10 drops of lavender or lemon on a damp washcloth placed in the dryer to freshen your clothes.

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