Switching to Green Cleaning – It’s Easy and Effective

leaves-291024_640Are you ready to switch to green cleaning products? Indoor air pollution is a major source of diminished health and one great way to get healthier is to stop using poisons to clean your home. Luckily, switching to green cleaning products is easy and they’re just as effective as poisonous cleaners.

Use Soap to Clean

Soap is synonymous with clean. Why did we ever move away from this classic? Organic, liquid castile soap, like Dr. Bronner’s, can be used to clean almost anything — bathrooms, floors, carpets, woodwork, the kitchen, etc.

Just mix a little castile soap with water (even better, distilled water) in a spray bottle and use it as a household cleaner. Click here for a great article with details. Click here to learn 14 things you can do with Dr. Bronner’s soap.

Are you worried that soap won’t do enough to kill germs? Here’s some good news: regular soap kills germs just as well as antibacterials.

Another bonus: soap does not tear up your skin the way regular cleaning products do.

Natural Scrubbers

Sometimes soap isn’t quite enough and you want to do some scrubbing. Luckily, there are effective, natural scrubbers.

Borax is a naturally-occurring mineral compound. A product such as 20 Mule Team Borax can be used as a scrubber the way you might use Ajax or Comet. Diluted with water, it can also be used as a general cleaner. Click here for more details.

Bonus: borax is a natural deodorizer. Contrary to what advertisers would have us believe, the smell of clean is not mint or pine or chemicals. The smell of clean is no smell.

Baking Soda Is Good Too

Don’t have any Borax around? There’s no need to make a special shopping trip to try out green cleaning. Simple baking soda (like Arm & Hammer) can be used exactly like borax. Click here to learn more.

Stay Tuned — There’s More to Come

There’s a whole world of fun and effective green cleaning products and gadgets. Click here to learn more about cleaning with steam and cleaning with… oxygen!