Author Jean Morrison
Make your own all-purpose spray cleaner
Can you look in your laundry and bathroom cupboards and find umpteen tins and bottles of pungent, toxic cleaners? One whiff of any of them will probably leave you breathless.
Chemical cleaners are wiped around toilet seats, baths and kitchen surfaces, not to mention the fact that our clothes are drenched in them each time we do the washing. A lot of cleaning products are absorbed by our skin. Many are carcinogenic and can affect our central nervous system.
So far we have only mentioned the affect on our bodies but what about the affect on our environment. The effects on the environment are deadly.
Lets get down to something constructive and make some healthy cleaners. Most of ingredients are in your pantry right now, so let's get started.
Now make your general purpose handy cleaner:
Mix 1/2 teaspoon washing soda with a small squirt of liquid soap and 2 cups hot water.
Mix until soda is dissolved. Pour into 500 ml spray bottle. Label the bottle.
This spray is handy for all manner of everyday cleaning jobs.
Did you know:
Chemical levels inside our homes can be up to 70 times higher than levels outdoors. Over a hundred chemicals have been suspected to cause birth defects, cancer, allergies, psychological abnormalities, headaches, depression, skin reactions, joint pain, chest pains, chronic fatigue, asthma, loss of sleep, dizziness, nervous disorders, and respiratory problems. Open your windows as much as possible.
Also, women who work in the home have a 54% higher earlier death rate than women who work outside the home. - Toronto Indoor Air Conference, 1990.
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