Non-Toxic Housecleaning

I just found this article online that should be helpful to many of us. I always see suggestions to use vinegar in cleaning, but this article – Good Housecleaning: Five Non-Toxic, Get-the-Dirt Out Basicsa by Annie Berthold-Bond includes her seven favorite recipes. I especially liked her recommendation:

My rule of thumb about nontoxic cleaning is this: use only ingredients that have been used without harm for so many years that they are “generally regarded as safe”; otherwise they would have long since been abandoned.

I think my favorite is her oven cleaning as I’ve been struggling with how to clean our oven lately.

Gotta run for now so I can print the article!

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  1. Do you have any idea how to get out scented candle scent? It is in our car, clothes, furniture, everything! When I try to wash in natural detergent, chlorine free bleach, vinegar, borax, baking soda it just gets stronger when wet and my lungs get extremely congested. Please email me any ideas. We are poor and can’t get rid of everything and move. It is making me sicker than anything ever has. And it transfers just by being next to something with it on, the candle wasn’t burned in our home, someone with the scent on them went in our car and it transferred to everything landing me in the hospital with weakness, breathing problems and acidosis… Please email me.

  2. The link to the article is no longer good. It goes to that website, but says article can’t be found.

    If you can find a copy, Clean House, Clean Planet by Karen Logan is a good book on making your own natural cleaning products. Probably many of the same ideas as in the article.

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