People now a days, might think about eating more natural foods. They might even be more concerned about what types of “unnatural” things that may be lurking in their favorite convenience foods. But for the most part I don’t hear much of people thinking about all the chemicals that they are exposing themselves and their families to on a daily basis through household cleaners.
I know for myself, I was more concerned with food and didn’t think much that my baby was crawling around on my freshly disinfected with bleach floor! What was I thinking?!?!?!? Now when I clean my bathrooms I can take my toddler with me and not be worried what types of fumes he is breathing in while I am cleaning the tub.
Why make the change:
There are a myriad of reasons as to why you should make the switch to all natural cleaners. Here is a page in my series as to why you should make the switch to all natural cleaners. Be sure to click on the link to the National Cancer Coalition to see what types of things you are using that are known to cause cancer.
How to make the switch:
As with everything in life, we do things in baby steps. Nine years ago, I was selling homemade all natural cleaners but then got lapse and started using store bought chemical cleaners. I had baby after baby and found it “easier” to waste my money on “convenience” cleaners. Over the last year and a half I really started to examine what I was doing in my life and wanted to make some changes, one of those changes was a switch to all natural cleaners. I did it in steps.
First I made some all purpose spray, and started using that on a daily basis. It took about 2 weeks to really feel like I was getting things cleaned. This has been my favorite cleaner and I use it on everything. Lots of potty training mistakes it takes the urine smell right out. I use it everyday in my bathrooms and it cleans them up without leaving behind soapy residue like cleaners would.
You can click here and view my whole series. It lists how to make the switch in 21 days. Take it one thing at a time. Try it for about 2 weeks and if you don’t like it then don’t keep it. But keep trying, change some of the products you use. Some is better than none.
Your pocket book, your lungs, and your long term health will thank you for attempting this.