We all love a clean house. We probably don’t like cleaning it, but we love the result! But do we actually think about what we are cleaning with? Is it safe for me? For my kids? For my pets? Unfortunately, the answer is most likely no. Many of the cleaning supplies on the market are toxic and contain harmful ingredients such as:
• Phthalates- known endocrine disruptors and are found in fragranced cleaning supplies
• Perchloroethylene (PERC)- neurotoxin found in spot removers and carpet cleaners
• Triclosan- an aggressive antibacterial agent that promotes the growth of drug-resistant bacteria
• Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QUATS)- another type of antimicrobial that also breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a skin irritant found in fabric softener and anything labeled “antibacterial”
• 2-Butoxyethanol- a powerful solvent that can cause a sore throat when inhaled, narcosis, pulmonary edema and damage to your liver and kidneys and is found in window, kitchen and multipurpose cleaners
• Ammonia- a powerful irritant that can cause lung and breathing problems and is found in polishing cleaners for bathroom fixtures, sinks and jewelry and is also found in glass cleaner
• Chlorine- a respiratory irritant and thyroid disruptor that is found in scouring powders, toilet bowl cleaners, mildew removers and laundry whiteners
• Sodium Hydroxide (Lye)- extremely corrosive (can cause extreme burns if it touches the skin) and can cause a sore throat when inhaled; is found in oven cleaners and drain openers
I don’t know about you, but I do not want to expose myself or my family and pets to those kinds of toxins, when there are simple household cleaners that can easily be made out of natural ingredients. Here are some examples:
1. Baking Soda- clean, deodorizes, softens water
2. Lemon- protects against household bacteria
3. Borax- cleans, deodorizes, disinfects, softens water
4. White Vinegar- cuts grease, removes mildew, odors and some stains
5. Washing Soda- cuts grease, removes stains, softens water and cleans tiles, sinks and tubs
6. Isopropyl Alcohol- powerful disinfectant
7. Cornstarch- cleans windows, polishes furniture, shampoo carpets and rugs
Also, here is a recipe for a safe, homemade multi-use cleaner-
• 3 tablespoons Castille soap
• 1 cup Baking Soda
• 15 drops essential oil of your choice
Just mix it all together and get to cleaning! Do you already use homemade or natural cleansers? Let us know below!
GOLO® is committed to providing you with the helpful tips and resources needed for personal success on a lifelong journey of health and wellness. It’s time to become #YourBestYou.
Visit GOLO.com to access all the weight loss tools GOLO has to offer!
GOLO is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any illness or disease. This blog provides general information and discussion about health and wellness related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. GOLO encourages you to consult a doctor before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. All opinions and articles linked to and from this page are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent those of GOLO, LLC or its employees. No responsibility can be accepted for any action you take or refrain from taking as a result of viewing this page. GOLO will not be liable for any errors, losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.