The Cheapskate’s Guide to Making Cleaning Products That Won’t Kill You
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper
One of my favorite parts of spring is scrubbing down the entire house, throwing open the windows so the breeze can come through, and hanging rugs and bedding outside. Maybe it’s weird but I just love spring cleaning. However, what I don’t love is the expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products from the store. That’s why I spend some time making my own, from simple, non-toxic ingredients. I order most of my basic supplies
However, what I don’t love is the expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products from the store.
Many of the chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis never leave our bodies, but accumulate in fat and bone marrow. There’s little oversight and testing on those chemicals. We’re living in a toxic civilization that seems sparkling clean and sanitary, but is actually poisoning us.
Cleaning products are rife with corrosive substances, irritating artificial fragrances, and petrochemicals. They can cause immediate symptoms like skin irritation, respiratory issues, allergic reactions, and eye irritation. Even worse, they can cause long-term issues like hormone disruption, brain cell death, permanent lung damage, and cancer. (You can learn more about the potential dangers of cleaning products in this article.)
It’s quick, frugal, and easy to make non-toxic cleaning products.
That’s why I spend just a few moments of extra time making my own cleaning products, from simple, non-toxic ingredients. I order most of my basic supplies online in bulk and keep them on hand so I can always whip them up as needed. Not only are you sparing your health, but you’ll save a lot of money with DIY products!
Here’s what you need for a clean home:
- Baking Soda (Save lots of money by buying it in bulk)
- Essential oils in your favorite scents
- Dr. Bronner’s liquid Castille soap in your favorite scent
- Non-smelly cooking oil (I get something inexpensive for this, since we won’t be consuming it)
You can make everything you need from those items.