Sanitize Without Hurting Your Health

Seems like everyone is getting hit with this horrid flu bug this year. Along with a sick house comes the need to clean and sanitize to get rid of the nasties. Before you reach for chlorine bleach and other horrid ‘cleaning’ products, do some research on how nasty they are for you. You may be amazed that what you thought was healthy cleaning, is in fact putting your family’s health in greater danger!

I quit using bleach and other harsh cleaners and cleaning sprays years ago. When I started using white vinegar and essential oils such as tea tree oil, I felt better, and it seemed that my family’s health responded in a positive way.

ImageHere’s what I do:

  • get a nice spray bottle
  • put in a cup of white vinegar
  • 1 capful tea tree essential oil
  • between 1 tsp and 1 tbls. lemongrass essential oil (this makes everything smell wonderful)
  • a drop or two of Dawn dish soap
  • fill the bottle with clean water

You will probably want to shake this every time you use it, because the oils separate. In a sick house, you will want to wash down everything in sight. I just cringe when I hear people say they are going to clean with bleach and spray cleaners!! Those chemicals are just so bad for a body!!

For more cleaning tips using vinegar, go to Vinegar Tips.

Stay Well!

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3 thoughts on “Sanitize Without Hurting Your Health

  1. I personally use Seventh Generation cleaners anymore. Now that I have a baby around, I don’t want harsh chemicals everywhere. Plus, cleaners just smell bad to me. They don’t smell “clean”.

    Thankfully, our house hasn’t gotten hit by the flu, and I’m hoping it stays that way.

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