Its time again for a green cleaning tip for June 2017 from our friends at GoingGreenHouse Cleaning.
I just recommended these guys to my tenant, who is an entomologist and who wants to clean her home with products that won’t cause lasting damage to the environment.
Oh, and I use the all-purpose cleaner recipe shown below and I think its great.
June is here. Summer is in full throttle. Kids are out of school. How in the world is anything supposed to get done?
Babies are crawling. Toddlers are tracking in dirt. Teenagers are socializing. Everyone is home, messes are building and germs are running ramped.
You reach for your household cleaners and start cleaning. Now what happens when your children get in there want to help? Are the products you are using safe for your family to handle? Think about the food that is dropped on your floors and picked up and consumed (5 second rule, right?). Think about that bathtub in which your family is bathing and those dishes that are placed in your sink to be “washed free” of germs and bacteria. What are you using to clean your home and are they doing more harm than help? The products you use matter and affect the health and well-being of your family. What is under your kitchen sink and is it safe for your family?
So why should you “go green” this summer?
Go green and no longer will your family be breathing in lingering chemicals and absorbing them into their skin. Did you know that breathing in harmful chemicals can increase your chance of developing asthma? Or that harmful chemicals can cause skin irritation and rash? Switching to green cleaning products can decrease these harmful effects in your household.
The overuse of Antibacterials, including disinfectants, in your home may be producing strains of multi-antibiotic-resistant bacteria? We are deceived into thinking that bacteria in our homes is harmful and must be eliminated. However, these products are no more effective at preventing infection in the home than using pure soap brands, warm water, and green detergent. When using antibacterial products, good bacteria in also killed. When this happens, the good-to-bad ratio of bacteria is disturbed and bad bacteria can gain the upper hand.
All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe:
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
2 cups water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Castile soap
20 drops essential oils (I.e. Lavender, lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus)
Place in a spray bottle, shake, and clean.
Keep your family safe and healthy this summer and consider switching to pure, green products. A safe home is a healthier home.
Green Cleaning Tip for June 2017