hi everyone. i was wondering what kind of cleaning-products is everyone using? are you using"green products" or do you just buy whatever is available and the things your mom used?
do you buy a green product even if it is more expensive than the regular chemicals at the local supermarket? do you care about if these products are tested on animals?
i would really like to see which laundry detergent, dish-washing-liquid, hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, fabric softener... you are using
DR. BRONNERS PEPPERMINT SOAP FOR EVERYTHING! :'D
Oh and you can buy it at Whole Foods or online :)
We use non-toxic products, we research the company and make sure they are small and good and buy not tested on animals, usually from wholefoods, target or another store:
Aubrey products for shampoo, conditioner, hair spray etc. they are a great company and never put anything bad in their stuff, it's best to find out who owns the company. Burt's Bees got bought out for instance and I have seen some toxic stuff being added to their things. Good list of chemicals to avoid in this article: http://www.naturalnews.com/025515_chemicals_toxic_products.html
7th generation, oxo-brite, bac-out (also great for cleaning vibram 5 fingers and lots of other stuff) and soap nuts for laundry. as well as vinegar for softness and urine cleaning, (very important for diapers).
7th generation for toilet paper, dish soap, bathroom cleaner
vinegar for windows and mirrors
For all of our wood furniture we use http://www.realmilkpaint.com/soapstone-sealer-wax.htmlor sometimes just sunflower oil if we are out.
bon ami or baking soda for scrubbing the sink and tub
Oh yeah and for tooth care we use tooth soap, peppermint essential oil, Dr. Tung's floss, water pick, and oral B electric toothbrush but I want to get the sonic care toothbrush.
Another good article I came across here:
"Levels of toxic chemicals in the body plummet after five days eating nothing but plants"
Learn more:toxic chemicals news and articleshttp://www.naturalnews.com/toxic_chemicals.html#ixzz1YuZMiX7z
Highly toxic chemicals are found in laundry detergents, dryer sheets, deodorants, perfumes, soaps and other household products. http://www.naturalnews.com/001061.html
People who use these products can't smell how toxic they are, similar to how smokers have no reaction to their smoke. http://www.getawhiffofthis.com/
Candles are another product to be careful of, if they are not natural they are neurotoxic, some people think candles will clean their air and/or make it smell clean while it is the exact opposite:
Kitty Litter another one that can kill you!
I second the dr. bronners and use it for a shower cleaner, laundry detergent, hand soap, shampoo, and dish soap when I don't use the machine. I like the lavender, tea tree, peppermint, lemon, and almond scents.. just about any of their liquid soaps except for sal's suds as it has SLS in it. For an all purpose cleaner I usually mix equal parts distilled vinegar with purified water and add essential oils like peppermint, lavender, grapefruit, lemon, or a mix depending on what I feel like using. Here are some other ideas. Soap nuts (berries) are great for laundry as well, I've just found popping over to the health food store and grabbing dr.b's to be more convenient. Hope that helps a little:)
I use water only for dish-washing.
Baking soda for laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaner.
- Baking soda and vinegar for most cleaning (like scrubbing showers, toilets, etc. -- works great!)
- Vinegar and hot water for mopping floors (sometimes I add lemon juice to make it smell better, even though I like the scent of vinegar).
- Dr. Bronner's liquid or for body wash/hand soap (I don't like it for dishes though).
- Just got some soap nuts to try for laundry detergent.
- Balls of aluminum foil for fabric softener.
baking soda and vinegar works for cleaning most things-awesome for scrubbing the tub
dishwasher and liquid: trader joes
laundry: charlie´s soap (tried soap nuts, didn´t wash cloth diapers very well, fine for clothes though)
I make my own all-purpose cleaning spray from vinegar, borax, baking soda, essential oils and castile soap, it´s awesome)
For those that use vinegar to clean their house, doesn't your whole house smell like vinegar after you are done cleaning?
It doesn't smell like vinegar anymore once it dries.
Ok thanks ^_^.
Ya, we mop our floors with it and the smell goes away very quickly.
i just switched to vinegar for the floors :)