Thursday, August 27, 2009

Eco Friendly Home

Creating a more eco friendly home and world - just takes getting the word out to consumers. I've found that people across all walks of life really do care about these issues - they just haven't been informed. Offering solutions can be really transformative.
Did you know that strangely enough household cleaners aren't required to be tested for toxicity and that the ingredients aren't required to be fully listed on the label? That's a problem not only for consumers but for scientists who are trying to figure out if those products are safe or not.
Kick chemicals to the curb. Take steps to make your home healthier for yourself and the planet. Two harmful chemicals that we have given up in our home are chlorine bleach and ammonia. I had a hard time letting go of these products at first - especially bleach - but I have found that alternative products have come a long way and are readily available and affordable. And after all is said and done sometimes just having white vinegar, baking soda, and good old soap and water on hand will take care of most household jobs with ease.

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Krissy said...

you know, i swear by baking soda and vinegar! it's the best cleaner by far :)

Kira said...

at some Chinese restaurants they clean the table with the tea. Apparently it cuts through the grease from the food. I once saw them clean our table as we were leaving and the guy literally picked up the teapot and poured it on the table and then wiped it down. I had thought that would make it sticky, but I guess because it is unsweetened tea it won't leave sticky residue. I've never tried it though.

Stacey said...

Smart post Sabina.

AnnaVallance said...

You took the words right out of my mouth. We have been a vinegar, baking soda and salt cleaner home for many years.

pink-to-green said...

Thanks for the tip, I'm going to check out that site!

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