There are many places in a household where toxins can be plentiful and dangerous and not dealing with them can severely affect our health. In our daily lives we encounter those without even realizing it, sometimes even in the form of commercial cleaning products among other things. Bathrooms and other moist and warm places can produce mold and mildew, dust contains microorganisms and all surfaces have their own “fauna” and that is something that can’t be completely avoided, however we can at least lower the danger in interacting with our environment by cleaning it regularly and thoroughly. A lot of the chemicals used today even labeled as “Green” can still contain toxins as a lot of companies are allowed to omit any ingredient considered part of a secret formula. This leads to some dangerous chemicals present in these products albeit at low quantities. As an alternative to using these toxic products to rid ourselves of contaminants we can count on natural, time-tested products which may not be as quick to act as many of these commercial cleaners, but on the other hand they are eco-friendly and much safer. You’d be surprised at what products can be used in your household:
You can use that to scrub pretty much any surface in your bathroom or kitchen – it fights mold, it makes a great scrubber and combined with a few drops of essential oils it can even give some aroma to the surface itself. Using tea tree oil and lavender oil can be very beneficial since they have antibacterial properties.
Baking Soda & Apple Cider Vinegar
Also known as distilled vinegar, this combination can act as a drain cleaner with the added bonus of it being non-toxic. All you have to do is spray some of it on the surface you want cleaned or in the drain and then add the vinegar on top of it. Leave it to bubble for about 15 minutes or until the chemical reaction subsides completely and wash it all away. This combination mixed in water can be used instead of antacid pills if your stomach is rebelling and even as a bath that soothes aches and pains.
You can use it to clean pretty much any surface around your home, adding it to water and even alongside regular soap. You can also use it as a fabric softener and its smell will dissipate within a few hours. This alongside baking soda can also be used to expel mold and mildew from difficult locations and it also works great against most varieties of mold possibly forming in your home.
It is a mineral with low toxicity which acts as a great way of removing mold from your home. You will find it in the form of a fine powder which can be used in combination with water or to scrub away on surfaces.
A nice alternative to bleach, it can be used to whiten clothes and has been used as a disinfectant for many years since its qualities were discovered.