When we clean our bathroom, kitchen, or laundry we certainly have expectations that must be met. We expect that mold, grime, odor, and stains all be removed, right? We especially want our clothes to smell nice and fresh. Unfortunately, we are beginning to learn that commercial product producers are using harsh, toxic chemicals in order to meet our expectations.
For those of us concerned with providing for the overall health of our families, this poses a serious problem!
One of those products is in fact a traditional household cleaner…bleach. This may not be a surprise to you as the harmful side effects of bleach have been known to consumers for many decades. However, it remains as one of the leading poisons found in most homes.
Harmful effects of using bleach include, but are not limited to:
There is a more natural, safe alternative. The homemade bleach alternative.
Homemade Bleach Alternative
Pour hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or lemon juice, and essential oils in gallon jug. Add water to fill. Cap and store.
-This is a color-safe bleach alternative.
-Add a cup of homemade bleach alternative to the wash for brighter, softer clothing.
-May be used in bath, tub, and toilet cleaning.
-No need to dilute.
-For tough-on stains soak clothing in a bucket with this solution. You may also spray on stains prior to washing.
- 10 Clever Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide (habwwe.wordpress.com)
- How to Keep Your Apartment Cleaning Earth-Friendly (apartmentguide.com)
- Happy & Healthy Alternatives to Using Chlorine Bleach (happyhearthandhome.com)