Creative Thursdays ~ Creative Organic Cleaning Products
I think that the cleaning products we introduce into our homes and subsequently, into our bodies are quite harmful. I've been wanting to tell this story for many years now, but now is the time to tell it.
When I was pregnant with my second child, a beautiful girl, she had allergies instantly upon my giving birth to her. "My Baby In The Bubble", is what I called her as I had to eliminate all perfume, body sprays & powders, makeup, hair products, deodorant, itchy clothing, soap, lotion, purchased diapers, household cleaners, bleach, dish soaps, potpourri, air freshers, laundry powder/soaps & rinses, pet shampoos, flowers, incense, and the animals. Even being outside made her sick.
Everything in her environment was basically causing her pain and discomfort, allergic reactions and severe asthma. And this was back in the late 1980's when it was not proper to "make" your own products & cleaners.
That was a challenging time and very frustrating finding things I could use for alternatives. For us it was a daily struggle and with my first born, precious boy, it hit us when he turned 4 years old. His was not as bad, but were outdoor/environmental allergies. Then came School.
So, this blog is about Creating Organic Cleaning Products as alternatives to the "Normal" Cleaning Products found in the stores.
On my Store 'A' List are:
Borax: for cleaning, washing, ant killing.
Dove Unscented Soap: for washing hands, bathing & hair.
Cloth Diapers: For sensitive babies.
Dreft Clothes Washing Powder: For sensitive babies & children. (You too if you don't want to make your own)
Lemons: Cleaning, deodorizing.
Salt: Cleaning & Scrubbing.
Baking Soda: for cleaning almost anything in and out of your home. From greasy pans to bathrooms to floors!
To make your own, My 'A' List are:
Mother Earth News: Natural and Homemade Cleaners
No Borax: http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/you-dont-need-borax-simple-natural-nontoxic-cleaning-ingredients.aspx
67 Homemade Cleaners From: Keeper of the Home
Hope you get some use from these sites!
I know my life is cleaner, but this is only my opinion and I don't advertise for anyone or anything in this post above! Thanks!
* Sorry no photos, Pee See still in a Coma (back link)
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