It’s obvious to most people that what you put in your mouth directly effects your health. Did you know that the chemicals you use in your house on a daily basis also dramatically effect your health?
Most household cleaners contain dangerous ingredients like solvents and many petroleum-based chemicals. The soap you use to wash your hands, laundry detergent, shampoo… all of these things are absorbed by your body, your temple. Chemicals add up in your system and can lead to a build up of toxicity. The chemicals in many household cleaners have been known to cause asthma, cancer, autism, reduced sperm count, and many other diseases. You can look up the chemicals in your household cleaning products here.
The GOOD News…
It’s super easy to go green with your cleaning routine! I have been using only natural products to clean my home for at least 5 years now and they have never failed me! With just a few simple and inexpensive ingredients, you can make almost everything you need to clean your home.
- baking soda
- castile soap
- bar soap
- washing soda
- essential oils
- rubbing alcohol
There are lots of amazing natural cleaning recipes all over the internet, especially on pinterest! I have compiled a list for you to get started…
- Soap Scum Remover / Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Orange Power Cleaner
- Homemade Bleach
- Homemade Shampoo
- Homemade Laundry Detergent: 3 Ways
- Lavender-Peppermint Laundry Rinse
Tea Tree Soap by AquarianBath
For your body, you can make everything from soap and shampoo to deodrant and anything else. I’ve been shampoo free for 4 years and my hair is healthier than ever! There are many wonderful artisans of all natural bath and beauty products in our ecoetsy team! Do a search and you will find anything you need from soap to deodorant to mascara…
Waterproof Vegan Mineral Mascara by herbanluxe
Are you using natural cleaning and body care products in your home? Do you have any questions on how to make or use natural products? Share your comments below!