We are all becoming more and more aware of the dangerous chemicals hiding in cleaning products on store shelves.
One of the newest studies (at the time this article was published) is on the link between cleaning products and poorer lung function.
The American Lung Association has a warning on their website regarding the hidden dangers of cleaning supplies and household chemicals.
If you are anything like me...
Your first reaction may have been frustration, anger, disbelief, dis-trust towards large corporations...
Maybe you went directly to your stash of cleaning supplies and in a fit of rage at these companies selling consumers dangerous products... threw them all away! (Yeah....this really happened!)
I mean, we still need to clean our home.
The question becomes, how can we protect our families and ourselves from these chemicals that we thought were safe?
Researching this, it quickly became apparent that even "Green" cleaning products aren't necessarily safe.
Now you're wondering....
What Are My Safe Cleaning Options?
The 101 On Natural Cleaning Ingredients
In this series of articles, we will cover commonly used natural ingredients in DIY Cleaning Recipes that you'll find across the web.
We will review each ingredient and list any safety or use concerns.
My goal is to consolidate the abundance of information on these ingredients into simple and cohesive articles.
I hope you will find these feature articles about commonly used natural cleaning ingredients useful and return to time and time again.
Making your own cleaning products can be rewarding and a lot of fun.
One of my favorite things about DIY cleaning products is that I no longer have to have a huge storage area for cleaning products!
I have my Thieves Household Cleaner concentrate and keep bottles of the mixed up solution scattered around the house for easy use.
Then I have basic ingredients on hand for other random purposes. My go-to ingredients include baking soda, vinegar, apple cider vinegar and a plethora of Young Living Essential Oils.
We keep things like Borax around for occasional use in laundry.
Please comment and let me know your thoughts, opinions and if you've heard anything you think I should add to this series.
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