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.)
- Homemade soap (click the link to check out a soap making guide)
- Homemade toothpaste, which is so simple to make
- Dr. Bronner’s classic bar and liquid soaps (peppermint is awesome!)
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!