Is a Clean Home Really a Healthy Home?

What type of cleaning supplies do you use in your house?

Are you still buying your cleaning products from a conventional supermarket or from Costco?

Maybe you want to think again.

When it comes to our health, we tend to focus on eating nutritious food and working out. One component that we seem to push aside is our environment. Each day we are exposed to THOUSANDS of chemicals and toxins. Our liver has to work really hard to eliminate all of these toxins. When our “filter” or liver gets overloaded, we can start to have some serious health issues.

“In the U.S., 1 in 3 people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis (US National Center for Health Statistics). Treatment for these conditions should include reducing synthetic chemicals in the home environment. “

Conventional cleaning products are loaded with toxins. They are also pretty expensive too. What ever happened to cleaning with baking soda? Or a vinegar and water solution. These cleaning options actually work REALLY well.

When we spray our homes with these strong chemicals, we breathe them in. These are unnecessary toxins that we are voluntarily exposing ourselves to.

It is healthier to have a clean home, if and only if,                                          you are using non-toxic cleaning supplies.

Non-toxic cleaning supplies, green cleaners

As you can see in the picture above, you do not have to make your own cleaning supplies. There are some great options for “green” cleaning supplies at your local health-food stores.

If you are in San Diego, you can find these products at Sprouts, Whole Foods, People’s, or at Jimbo’s….Naturally!…

If you want to make your own cleaning supplies it is really simple:

Vinegar solution= equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle.  This vinegar solution is great for countertops, sinks, toilets, tubs. (Not good for marble. Test on a small area surface before using on wood or tile.)

Baking Soda is great to use as a rub baking soda stain remover, deodorizer and for polishing. Example: rub baking soda into stain with a damp cloth then rinse with water and towel dry.  So easy!!

For additional natural cleaning options, go to www.eartheasy.com

Comments? Questions? Please share your favorite “green” cleaning brand or home recipes.

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