Wednesday, April 8, 2009
FACTS: One of the largest contributors to indoor toxins in your home are your cleaning products. Makers of cleaning products ARE NOT required to list ingredients on the label. Commerical window and glass cleaners often contain 2-Butoxy-ethanol which is a suspected hormone disruptor as well as other suspect ingredients.
We spritz these on our mirrors right over our toothbrush holders, mist them around our children and use them in confined spaces such as car interiors and bathrooms. And, let's face it: it doesn't smell that great either and it can actually build up on surfaces.
Make the switch from commercial window cleaners to CLUB SODA! Club soda is fizzy water with citric acid and it's cheap, safe, colorless, odorless and every bit as effective as those icky blue cleaners. Flight attendants have been using it for decades to get spills out of clothing on airplanes. It does not streak and it stores very well even after it has been opened. I've been using it for years.
TO USE: Put it in a spray bottle. I like the heavy duty spray bottles available in garden centers, but you can re-use another spray bottle. Let it go flat because it sprays better without bubbles. Use it like any other glass cleaner. It is safe to use around kids, pets, plants, fabrics and carpets: after all you normally drink the stuff (use sparingly around plants because of the mild citric acid). Kids can actually learn to clean using it. Let them clean their own smeary fingerprints off the sliding glass door!
If you are thinking you should try a green cleaning product, this is the one to start with. Nothing could be easier and you'll save money in the process. Share this one with your friends!
Check out my website for more free GREEN CLEANING RECIPES.