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Modern day cleaners are full of dangerous highly processed chemicals, many of which are known to be hormone disruptors and carcinogens. What’s even worse is that these kinds of chemicals tend to accumulate in the body over time. Of course, children are most vulnerable to these chemicals as their endocrine systems are still developing.
Did you know that most people have an average of 700 different chemicals in their bodies? And that lots of these could be avoided by using alternatives to typical harsh household cleaners?
Did you know that a University of Washington study tested several top laundry products/air fresheners and found that they contained at least one chemical labeled as toxic or hazardous by federal law?
Want to know the best part? NONE of those hazardous chemicals were even listed on the label! So what do you do if you want to avoid these toxic, unnamed chemicals? You can buy alternatives: these days stores are beginning to offer more and more “green” cleaning products. But the downside is that they are doing so at such an exorbitant cost that most people would hesitate before committing to purchasing them.
But the good news is that you don’t have to buy those costly alternative products off the shelf: you can make your own! Not only that, but you can do so easily, without any complicated messes AND make your own products from inexpensive easy-to-find ingredients!
Heather from Mommypotamus has created DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes to show you 50 recipes for homemade, non-toxic household cleaners that will both replace those harmful store-bought products AND be made for a crazily low cost. You could save money & make your home safer at the same time!
What can you find in DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes?
Pretty much any household cleaning product you can imagine has been created the safe and natural way, using non-toxic ingredients that are safe for everyone in your home. How safe? Here’s an excerpt from the book which will both make you laugh AND realize how fantastic these recipes are:
Yesterday, my son ate some laundry detergent. Being the kind, thoughtful mother than I am, I handed him a glass of water to wash it down. That, folks, is the beauty of making your own non-toxic cleaning supplies.
There are simple recipes to make things like:
- Lemon & Lavender All Purpose Spray Cleaner
- Glass Cleaner
- Goo & Gunk Cleaner
- Ruby Red Grapefruit Soft Scrub
- Liquid Rinse Aid for the dishwasher
- Tub and Tile Cleaner
- Lemon & Rosemary Dusting Spray
- Scented Dryer Sheets
And over 40 more recipes! There is a green, natural and SAFE alternative for cleaning every surface of your home without using chemicals.
Citrus Splash All Purpose Cleaner
Pink Lemonade Dish Detergent
Mold & Mildew Remover
Wool Dryer Balls
Why you need DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes
It may sound complicated or too time-consuming to do, but Heather shows how easy it is to make all of those products. Not to mention, how much money you could be saving. Take a look at this
Store-bought glass cleaners cost an average of $0.13 per ounce. Here’s the breakdown for the recipe found on page 28, which works even better than the commercial brands.
Water — Cost varies, but roughly $0.01 for the total recipe
Vinegar — About 0.05 per ounce
Rubbing alcohol — About $0.12 per ounce
Cornstarch — About $0.04 for the total recipe
Total store bought cost — About $3.43 for 26 ounces
Total homemade cost — About $0.64 for 26 ounces
So if you can make your own glass cleaner for less than 20% of the store price, imagine how much money you could save swapping out traditional chemical cleaners with Heather’s DIY non-toxic versions!
I don’t know about you, but the idea of being able to use natural non-toxic cleaners that work just as well or better than commercial products, for LESS MONEY sounds like a pretty sweet deal. And that’s what you get with DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes, so grab yourself a copy today!