Getting squeaky clean: tips for a healthy home

Making the jump to green living can be life-altering, but it can also be overwhelming without the proper tools. Having a healthy home is essential to green (environmentally-friendly) living.

What’s more personal than hygiene? Having clean bodies and clean homes have been important since…forever! It’s more than just appearances; it’s about health. And green living is about that, too.

Bleach and harsh detergents are used on almost every surface! Toilets, showers, counter-tops, sinks, floors, tables, and the list goes on and on. But there is another way to clean that doesn’t involve fatal chemicals.


Non-Toxic Home Cleaning List:

  • Baking soda for sinks, tubs, and toilets, and drains.
  • Vinegar in a pump spray bottle for mirrors and shining chrome. For cleaning windows, use vinegar or soap and water, and dry with rags or a squeegee
  • Rags and non-scratch sponges for all-purpose cleaning. You don’t need throwaway towels made from bleached paper.
  • Vegetable oil with lemon juice makes a good furniture polish.
  • Seventh Generation Free & Clear Natural Laundry Detergent
  • Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds for all household cleaning and laundry.

(I’ve borrowed parts of this list. Go check out the site for extra tips on reducing waste.)


Personal Care:


The journey doesn’t have to be hard! There is so much out there. Just take that first step, and everything else will fall into place.


For a treasure trove of recipes for cleaning around the house, click here!


3 responses to “Getting squeaky clean: tips for a healthy home

  1. Nice post. I always get so excited when I learn about natural products that can be used instead of dangerous chemicals. It’s also funny that you mention Dr. Bronners. Just last week I heard about it from my friend as he went on about how great it is and how good the peppermint one smells.

    • Peppermint is one of my faves!!! Dr. Bronners is amazing, and I can’t stress how important it is to know the company that makes the products you use. Once you use Dr. Bronners, there’s no going back.

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