May 20, 2010
Toxins in the Home
Whether you're cleaning up your room
Or sweeping up the house with a broom
Make non-toxic cleaners part of your routine
To help keep your house clean and green.
Next time you get ready to clean the house make sure you're using toxin-free cleaning products that are safe to use over and over again. Keep your family chemical-free by following a few simple tips.
- Kitchens are the easiest place to start when kicking chemicals out of your cleaning routine. Switch all your old cleaning products to eco-friendly brands and even make your own solutions at home from hot water and lemon juice. The fewer chemicals that come in contact with our food and silverware, the fewer enter our systems.
- Non-toxic laundry detergents will keep the clothes you put on your body every day safe to wear instead of potentially harmful. Hypoallergenic and free from bleaches, you'll also lessen your chances of having any weird allergic reactions from chemicals.
- Professionally cleaned carpets and floors can cover your house in harmful chemicals. Keep your family free from chemicals by using all natural toxin-free carpet and stain removers to keep floors looking like new.
Oprah.com has a few tips on how to create your own eco-friendly all-purpose spray.
Green Works has a natural laundry detergent that's safe for the whole family to use.
Seventh Generation has a non-toxic and biodegradable carpet cleaner which leaves no harsh fumes or chemicals behind.