A non-toxic recipe for success

Tip # 3. Now we move from the bathroom to…all over the house in our tips on How to Reduce Toxic Exposure in our daily lives. A quick glance at the common ingredients in commercial cleaning products versus homemade cleaning solutions makes DIY green cleaning choices a no-brainer.  
Commercial cleaning ingredients DIY cleaning ingredients
Ammonia Vinegar
2-butoxyethanol Cornstarch
Ethoxylated nonyl phenols (NPEs) (aka gender-benders) Baking soda
Silica Castile soap
Phosphates Borax
Petrochemical fragrances Essential oils
  For this tip, we’re linking you to a site loaded with easy recipes calling for ingredients you probably already have. You may have to run out and get some less common items like soap flakes, glycerin, essential oils and borax, but once you do, you’ll have a whole eco janitorial closet. The different concoctions deal with toilets, floors, oven, mirrors, and appliances and will replace your chemical-drenched laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, liquid dish soap, fabric softeners and disinfectant sprays.  You can clean up your act at: http://www.natural-healthy-home-cleaning-tips.com/natural_home_cleaning_recipes.htm

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