Take the GO Clean Challenge – Detox Your Home and Your Life!
How many cleaning products do you use…and are they safe? Are your makeup and skin care products free of chemicals and nasty toxins?
There’s practically nothing that’s really safe anymore. Yet there are things you can do to protect yourself: make the products yourself so you know what’s in them…or do your due diligence by monitoring product labels and finding reputable suppliers and organic certified products that are free from toxic chemicals, fragrances, and additives that are harmful to your health.
Here are some cleaning products I’ve used that you can make right at home that will help you eliminate some of the chemicals that come in contact with your body:
1 cup soap flakes
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup baking soda
1-2 tbsp. oxygen bleach (optional for extra whitening powder)
Grate your pure vegetable soap with a cheese grater. Mix together the ingredients and store in a container. Use about 1-2 tablespoons per wash.
Put all ingredients in a spray container and use as an all purpose cleaner to clean all sorts of surfaces. It’s great to remove soap scum from the glass shower, and I don’t feel like I’m going to die after cleaning it.
Creamy Soft Scrub
10 drops sweet orange or lavender essential oil
10 drops peppermint oil
Mix together and put in small spray bottles to have with you.
There are many different recipes for this on the web so you have to find what you feel works for you. I provide no guarantees to its effectiveness, but should help kill bacteria when you don’t have a chance to wash your hands with soap and water.
Liquid Dish Soap
-1 1/2 cup of hot water
-1/2 cup liquid Castile soap
-1 tablespoon of white vinegar
-1 tablespoon of Arm & Hammer’s Super Washing Soda (used to thicken the soap)
-1/8 teaspoon of of essential oils (optional)
Mix everything together and put in a squeeze bottle.