Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Earth Update: Cleaning Supplies

Some cleaners that you may use to clean your house are pretty hard on the environment. For example, bleach, phosphorous, and sprays that eliminate odor are actually filling the air we breathe with chemicals. Spraying something when the air smells funny is actually just covering up the smell with another chemical!

You can also replace your bleach based cleaners with products made with plant or mineral based ingredients. Try Green Works cleaners, they work amazingly well and are made with 99% natural ingredients!! They can be found at a local supermarket.

Thanks a bunch and have an "earthy" day!!


  1. I like your blog!
    Here are a few tips for all-natural cleaning, the next step after natural cleaners:

    Clean your windows and mirrors with water or vinegar (water really works well).
    Use your vinegar as a cleaner/deodorizer in the bathroom and kitchen.
    Fill a bowl half with water and a generous amount of vinegar. Put it on high in the microwave for a few minutes. The steam it generates should make any messes inside easy to wipe off and deodorizes it too!
    Use baking soda to get baked on stains off of glassware/Corningware.
    Used coffee grounds also can be used as a scrubbie.
    Clean stained mugs by making a paste of water and baking soda (also works well).

  2. Natalie- Wow, you really went to the next level on earth friendly cleaning! I will definitely be using some of these ideas in my own home. I learned a lot from reading your comment! Color me impressed!

  3. I'm so glad you mentioned bleach. Some folks actually mix bleach with other chemicals and can end up with chemical pneumonia. Really dangerous! Plus, my son has asthma, so I know how important it is to use natural products. I'll take a look at Green Works. Here's a tip: Use rubbing alcohol to clean the scum in your tub. It also works on mirrors, too. The vinegar and water combination works too, as you said. That's a great tip. Thanks!

  4. Cincinnati Femme- Cool ideas!! I think you will really like Green Works.