Okay, today is the day I begin to explain what I veiw the essential first step to good health. Removing outside toxins from your home. This is vital because no matter how well you eat, if you are constantly bombared by toxins, then your body will have a very hard time maintaining health.
Did I mention these methods were cheap too? Vinegar, which is the #1 ingredient you will use to clean most things, is $3 for a huge jug!
The very first thing you need to realize is that many household cleaners cause cancer, and the simple fact of breathing in the fumes can be detrimental. There are natural ways to clean that clean just as well. This is what you are going to need:
-White distilled Vinegar
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-oil (I use olive oil, it doesn’t need to be expensive extra virgin cold pressed as you would use for eating)
-Spray bottles for mixing
You can add essentail oils, there are many with cleaning properties such as tea tree oil which removes mildew and is excellent for getting rid of pesky bugs inside the home as well, and lavender is also a great cleanser with a wonderful smell, but to start, the list above is all you need.
To clean your floor:
Add 1 cup white distilled vinegar, a drop of olive oil (for shine) and warm water. the ratio should be about 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups warm water. So if you have a very large bucket, adjust the amount. Here I usually add in lavendar oil and begin mopping.
To clean your stove:
Baking soda and vinegar, place the baking soda on the burnt areas, spray with vinegar, let sit overnight. In the morning it should wipe off with a bit of elbow grease.
1 part rubbing alcohol to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Mix and clean your windows. It make take a while to get the residue off from the windex. You can clean it off first with a plant based non toxic liquid soap.
To clean your bathroom, and kitchen counters:
mix 1 part white distilled vinegar with 2 parts water in a spray bottle. This will clean 99% of germs. For added protection against germs you can add tea tree oil. If you don’t like the way this smells, what I do is I put lemon and orange peels in a glass jar with a lid and cover with white distilled vinegar for one month. After the month is over, I remove the peels and I have a citrus smelling cleaner that I can now dilute in a spray bottle and clean with.
Tomorrow I will go into body care, toxic free deodorant and the “no poo” method for washing your hair!