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Do you use "eco friendly" or "natural" household cleaners, or just normal ones?

I'm getting more into the Eco friendly, and natural, non-toxic cleaners after looking up the ingredients and health effects of some of my old favorite cleaners. Here's some links to toxicology reports on different common cleaners:

Jet Dry:
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=18001038

Lysol:
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=18001143&query=Lysol&searchas=TblBrands

Spic N Span:
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/household/brands?tbl=brands&id=16003262

These are just a few, but after seeing the number under the health rating, no thanks for me! Not with little ones around. I'm starting to clean more with lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar, and if those won't do the job, I get the "natural" cleaners. What about you, anyone else concerned about the cleaners used in your home?

 
AprilDJC

Asked by AprilDJC at 11:26 PM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice here. I cannot afford those "green" cleaners the stores are selling now. My cheap grocery items work just as well. LOL
    momof3inTN

    Answer by momof3inTN at 11:44 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I prefer vinegar and baking soda, you can sprinkle apple cider vinegar onto baking soda and it makes this great cleaning foam. You can do the same thing with lemon juice.

    We do what we can. Sometimes we can't afford the costlier options, but when we can I do.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:28 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • the only cleaner I really use is bleach water otherwise I mostly use vinegar and baking soda and I have a special H2O steam mop that steam cleans both my kitchen floor AND carpets using nothing but water. I LOVE IT!
    humaniterian87

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 11:29 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • What is the H2O steam mop? I'd LOVE to hear more about that!!!
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 11:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I use the chemical free cleaners from my company Youngevity. Laundry detergent and all purpose cleaners...they work really well.
    KaceesMom

    Answer by KaceesMom at 11:45 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I try to use all natural stuff but if I can't use it I try to get the most eco-friendly stuff...vinager and water cleans everything!
    mere417

    Answer by mere417 at 11:52 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Natural stuff here. My son is allergic to most cleaners. We found some natural ones that he does okay with though.
    ShaunnaMichelle

    Answer by ShaunnaMichelle at 12:51 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

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