A Healthy And Clean Home: Chemical Free

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For the longest time, I wanted to switch my family to chemical free cleaning products. All of the articles I read about the chemicals, allergens and irritants that are found in cheap, traditional cleaning products kept coming to mind and over and over, made me really think about what I’m putting in the environment in my house. I mean, we’re breathing these chemicals and they’re getting into our blood streams.Bleach, sodium hydroxide, ammonia and other chemicals in a lot of commercial cleaning products can cause cancer, respiratory problems and asthma.

An article by Jessie Sholl in 2011, titled 8 Hidden Toxins: What’s Lurking In Your Cleaning Products states:

“The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.

Manufacturers argue that in small amounts these toxic ingredients aren’t likely to be a problem, but when we’re exposed to them routinely, and in combinations that haven’t been studied, it’s impossible to accurately gauge the risks. While a few products cause immediate reactions from acute exposure (headaches from fumes, skin burns from accidental contact), different problems arise with repeated contact. Chronic exposure adds to the body’s “toxic burden” — the number of chemicals stored in its tissues at a given time. ” – Jessie Scholl, October 20111. Experiencelife.com

Whenever I used to go grocery shopping and check the shelves for the organic and all natural cleaning products, I’d say to myself, “We can’t afford that stuff.” And I’d quickly dismiss buying them. I didn’t want to try just one product and not totally switch everything over, either. I didn’t see any point in that.
A few months ago, I decided to stop making excuses, get rid of all (or most) of the chemicals that I clean with and buy new, chemical free products that will be safer for my family to be around.
Like I just mentioned, I didn’t switch over everything. I didn’t switch my dish soap and laundry detergents. Here, in my video I will show you exactly what I purchased. I will also have a rundown of what everything costs and where you can purchase them.

The products mentioned in the video are all available on Amazon and and arrive at your doorstep within two days if you have Prime. So that’s what I utilized. You can purchase each of these products here:

Method All Purpose Cleaning Spray, Clementine Scent, 2 Pack

Method All Purpose Cleaning Spray, Lime and Sea Salt Sent, 2 Pack

Method Natural Glass and Surface Cleaner in Mint

Method Bathroom Cleaner Natural Tub and Tile Cleaner in Eucalyptus Mint

Method Daily Shower Spray in Eucalyptus Mint, 2 Pack

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Room Freshener in Lemon Verbena, 2 Pack

Method All Purpose Natural Surface Cleaner, Pink Grapefruit, 3 Pack

Mrs. Meyer’s Multi Surface Concentrate in Honeysuckle

There is a whole market for all natural cleaning products. These are what I chose and have been enjoying. I hope that if you have been considering switching to all natural products, that you will try some of them too!

 

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18 Comments

  1. I use Mrs. Myers every day and love it!! I also like to use essential oils to make my own!! I do not use any harsh chemicals in my house!! Thanks for the great tips!!

    • I’ve also used essential oil mixtures as cleaners. Just didn’t like them as much. I may be trying again soon. Thanks!

  2. I love using Mrs. Meyers too! I agree about trying to get rid of as my funky chemicals in your home! So important for our families! Thanks for this great cleaning supply list!

  3. I too started making my own cleaners when my kids were little. There wasn’t much on the market to choose from. It’s great to see that is changing and there is so much more of a variety.

    • Actually, my mom has cleaned houses for a living for years and has made some of her own stuff. I like the ready made stuff. Thanks for commenting!

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