Beauty and Home

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Many chemical-based cleaning products available today contain ingredients that may be harmful to your health. Some frequently used additives have been linked to health issues including allergies, respiratory issues, and cancer. Try to avoid products containing ingredients such as:

  • Phosphates
  • Trisodium nitrilotriacetate
  • Napthas and mineral spirits
  • Formaldehyde
  • Phthalates
  • Ether-type solvents
  • Sulfuric Acid

Non-toxic cleaning can give you a deep feeling of gratification in knowing that your family’s health is protected, and that your home is a safe place for your bodies to rest and restore. Try these effective homemade substitutions:

  • Baking Soda: Cleans, deodorizes, softens water, scours
  • Lemon: Effective against most household bacteria
  • Borax (Sodium Borate): Cleans, deodorizes, disinfects, softens water, cleans wallpaper, painted walls & floors
  • White Vinegar: Cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains & wax build-up
  • Cornstarch: Can be used to clean windows, polish furniture, shampoo carpets & rugs