Monday, April 14, 2014

All Natural House Cleaning

How To Ditch Those Toxic Household Cleaning Chemicals... 

The Environmental Working Group Hall of Shame reminds us of the dangers that many household cleaners pose to our health and safety. 

If your ready to consider a safer cleaning alternative there are simple ways to replace your toxic cleaners with non-toxic ones, you know the ones lurking behind your toilet, under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, in your laundry room and probably even in your garage. And lets not forget those handy plug-in air fresheners strategically placed near that stinky litter box or your little ones diaper genie. There are wonderful all natural cleaning alternatives that are safe to breath, safe to touch, and that can clean and disinfect amazingly well without compromising the health and safety of your family and pets.

This box contains a myriad of different household cleaners that my family was no longer using once we discovered a safer cleaning alternative with Aromatherapy Naturals. Plant based and infused with pure essential oils, Aromatherapy Naturals has a heavenly scent and cleans even the toughest surfaces grease and all. However  although we were no longer using these toxic cleaners the mere fact that they were sitting under our sinks letting off harmful VOCS meant they had to go.

How Do I Safely Dispose of My Toxic Cleaners?

1. Read This site for helpful information regarding safe methods for disposing of household cleaners.
2. Give your unused cleaners to a friend or neighbor
3. Give them away on Craigslist for free or a small fee. I did and they were gone the same day!

How Do I Find A Safer Non-Toxic Cleaner?

There are many "Green" products on the market that claim to be safe and non-toxic but still contain harmful ingredients. So read the labels and do some research online first. You can also make your own homemade cleaners using products you may already have on hand including, vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, essential oils, salt as an abrasive, borax and many others. Check out Earth Easy for more ingredients and helpful homemade formulas to get you started. For a completely non-toxic alternative we at Lavender Sweet Orange Cleaning use and recommend Branch Basics because this product is "Human Safe." It also has so many uses that this product alone is all you need from cleaning your stove top and bathroom, to laundry and everything in between. For a mild abrasive we suggest Bon Ami which can often be found at your local Target.

How Do I Find Non-Toxic Air Fresheners?

Homemade alternatives are fun and easy to do especially last minute before company arrives. At Lavender Sweet Orange Home Cleaning we always receive compliments about how fresh our customers homes smell after their cleanings. Although our cleaning methods are less conventional then other cleaning companies in the products we use from pure essential oils to Norwex cleaning cloths that only require water to remove grease and other grime, our ability to leave a fresh aroma and to cleanse the air in your home without the use of harmful synthetic fragrances is by far the most sought after. 

ZAQ Dew LiteMist Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, White

If you wish to invest a little, an aromatherapy diffuser which uses just water and a few drops of your favorite pure essential oil, can transform your home into a relaxing state using lavender or lemon for a more uplifting and energizing aroma. The benefits of diffusing pure essential oils are many including disinfecting the air in your home. If your new to pure essential oils the following sites will help you navigate through the myriad of choices and many health benefits that essential oils offer. 

3. doTerra

How Can I Naturally Freshen The Scent In My Car?

Good News! If your looking for an alternative to the synthetic car air fresheners there is an inexpensive alternative called the Car Scenter Electric Diffuser. We purchased this product and it works well, just be mindful that a few drops of your favorite essential oil is ALL that is needed since a little goes a long way.

Car Scenter Electric Diffuser

Congratulations! Making just a few changes in the way you clean can significantly reduce allergies, remove some of the toxins in your home, protect the environment, and ensure that your children and pets will never accidentally ingest harmful cleaning products in your home. 

Happy Green Cleaning!

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Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Roswell and Milton Georgia

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