Many store-bought cleaners contain nasty chemicals which can be incredibly dangerous for your family, especially children and pets. These cleaners may contain a range of hazardous chemicals such as carcinogens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and endocrine (hormone) disrupting chemicals. These chemicals may be dangerous for us, but they’re also dangerous for the environment. They may form dangerous nitrates, that then pollute groundwater. So in this week’s article, we’ll be giving you 2 natural ingredients to help you implement ‘green cleaning’ in your home.


It’s the perfect non-toxic household cleaner- but as everyone knows, lemons are great for a lot of different things! When used in cleaning, lemon juice will cut through grease to remove stains and leave everything sparkling. It will also give your house a wonderfully fresh scent, as it is a natural deodorizer. To use: dilute the lemon juice with water to clean cutting boards and rid them of those garlic remnants; add salt to the mix to clean metal grills and chrome; keep the diluted lemon juice in a spray bottle for your countertops. With lemon juice, the list really is endless.

Baking soda

More than an effective deodorizer, baking soda has amazing antiviral properties to eliminate grime and grease in your home. As with lemon, there are so many possibilities for baking soda in cleaning. To use: pour some baking soda down clogged drains and follow with white vinegar. Or, use it as a scouring agent on sinks, tubs, bathroom floors, countertops and the outdoor grill; or add in half a cup of baking soda to your mopping routine to make your tiled floors shine.

While there are so many more natural alternatives out there, lemon juice and baking soda represent two of the best. Endlessly useful and easy to obtain, they’re an amazing way to cut back on toxic chemicals in our home and environment.

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