Recently, I have been pondering the effects that household cleaning products could be having on the little lovey.
Fact, my mother used bleach, ammonia and everything...and I took it to excess despite her warnings.
Fact, my grandparents made it past the 90 year mark and were exposed to these toxins for years.
But, my liberal state (of California that is) and the "eco" trend has gotten a hold of me.
Not to mention that these "green" products (truly green, not store bought organic concoctions) really assist in padding the wallet for better purchases...say a new pair of Tory Burch 'Caylan' Huarache toe ring sandals (and yes, I will not wear them if in Dallas to for go my brother's making fun of).
So I tried it.
For your personal cleaning product recipe repertoire:
I used a vinegar/water (equal portions) mixture in lieu of Windex, 409, Tilex, etc. If you spray it, I used it. Floors, glass, basins, counters, granite, etc. The results...FANTASTIC.
If you scour it, I scoured it with Borax. I allowed it to sit in my toilet basins for three to four hours....PERFECTION...I also use this to soak soiled clothing from little toddlers overnight...results are amazing. It can harden the fiber, but nothing a little toxic fabric softener can not remedy.
Dusting I used a vegetable oil concoction that made my wood products gleam and trust me a little goes a long way. If I say use it sparingly, you know to use it SPARINGLY. I am the QUEEN of overdoing it.
So, the results...yes, I will switch to homemade cleaning products.
The concern: My house smells like vinegar. I have read that using a few drops of essential oils can do the trick...so, I think I will NOT use it sparingly and douse my vinegar/water concoction with essential oils...and I will update you then.
Until then, I am going to spray the air with Febreeze air freshener...uh-oh, I think it's toxic.