Commercial cleaning products can be quite costly. Not only financially but to your health and to the environment.
You may not think that adding a $4 bottle of cleaner to your shopping cart is a big expense, but it’s estimated that the average American family spends more than $400 a year on household cleaning products.
Commercial cleaning products contain many toxic chemicals that can cause damage and irritation to the eyes, skin, liver, lungs, nose, throat, etc. In fact, over 100 chemicals commonly found in homes have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer, psychological abnormalities, skin reactions, headaches, depression, joint pain, chronic fatigue, chest pains, dizziness, loss of sleep, and asthma.
Instead of harmful chemical cleaners try these five all natural alternatives:
1. Baking Soda – Acts as an all-purpose cleaner, deodorizer, water softener, and scour. You can add a small amount to a damp sponge or create a soft scrub-like paste by mixing with water and use to clean floors, tiles, tubs, glass, ovens, microwaves, coffee and tea pots, to shine stainless steel and silver, and to remove crayon marks from walls and painted furniture. You can also make an all-natural drain cleaner/declogger by pouring baking soda and white vinegar down the drain, followed by boiling water.
2. White Vinegar – Cuts grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up and can disinfect, deodorize, and de-gunk just about everything from shower curtains to sofa cushions. It also acts as a fabric softener, static reducer, mildew-inhibitor and all-natural weed killer. Combine with water in a spray bottle to wash windows and glass and to remove carpet stains.
3. Lemons – Lemon juice acts as an antiseptic effective against mold, germs and bacteria that can be used to clean and disinfect cutting boards. It is an effective degreaser that can be mixed in a spray bottle with water and spritzed on the stove, countertops and appliances. You can also create a paste by mixing with lemon juice with table salt and use to remove tarnish from copper and brass.
4. Cornstarch – Can be used to clean windows, remove grease stains, polish furniture and silver, and freshen carpet and rugs. You can also make your own spray starch to iron with by mixing corn starch with water in a spray bottle.
5. Acidic Water – Acidic water from a Chanson water ionizer has been 3rd party lab tested to kill E.coli and staph bacteria on contact when made at 2.7 pH. Chanson ionized acidic water can be used to clean and disinfect countertops, cutting boards, windows, doorknobs, toilets, sinks, etc. In fact, it works so well that the LA Times reported that hotel maids have taken to cleaning with it, and it is also an effective bug killer and stain remover.
Unlike the other cleaners listed above, acidic water does not leave a residue or lingering odor, will not harm or irritate skin and eyes, and is quick and easy to use. Just fill a spray bottle and spritz away! It can replace up to 50% of household cleaners on its own, saving you thousands in the long run. Visit www.chansonwater.com for more information.