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Clean Your Whole House With Only 6 Inexpensive Items and NO Nasty Chemicals

With all the talk of eating organic lately, you’d still be missing an important step to good health if you continued to use toxic chemicals to clean your house. Chemicals used to clean our windows, floors, furniture, carpets, and clothing are tampering with our bodies. Even our babies’ bottles can be full of chemicals that are known carcinogens, neurotoxins, and endocrine disruptors. But you know what, it doesn’t need to be this way – there are indeed natural alternative cleaners.

According to the David Suzuki Foundation:

 “. . .researchers in the U.S. identified 133 unique volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from a small sample of consumer products, including six cleaning products. Each product tested emitted between one and eight chemicals classified as toxic or hazardous under U.S. federal laws.”

These cleaners even sometimes have alarming warnings on their labels, of course in fine print:

Yet people unknowingly go about using them on a daily basis.

What’s more is that people spend millions on toxic cleaning products when they don’t need to. Natural ingredients that can clean your house from top to bottom can cost pennies compared to national brands like Windex (which contains Propylene Glycol, Isopropanol, Ethylene Glycol n-hexyl Ether, Monoethanolamine, and Ammonium Hydroxide), Lemon Pledge, (which contains Butane, Propane, Isobutane, and Silicones derived from petroleum), and other ‘best-selling’ cleaning products that may contain ammonia, formaldehyde, phthalates, benzalkonium chloride, and 2-butoxyethanol, for example.

6 Alternative Cleaners for Your Home

So what are the 6 things you’ll need to clean wood, tile, and laminate floors, your microwave, your clothes, and everything in between? Here they are:

The Environmental Working Group has Hall of Shame for household cleaners. Take a look to be certain you aren’t using the worst of the worst, but it could be simpler to just use the 6 items above instead and detox your household cleaning supplies in one grand act, saving lots of money in the process.