Spring is almost here! It is a wonderful time to binge watch Marie Kondo on Netflix and then get your house in order. What some people don’t realize is that the cleaners they are using in their home could be polluting the very air they and their family breathes.
An article from the Huffington Post stated that the EPA estimates that household air can be two to five times more polluted than outside. Some of the recommendations are common sense, for instance, don’t smoke in your home and keep the dust away with regular vacuuming, but others are a bit unexpected.
Your cleaning products and air fresheners could be adding substantial pollution to your home. The best idea is to use all-natural ingredients and most of them you probably already have in your home! The best all-purpose cleaner recipe is listed at the end of this post.
If you want to check the safety of cleaners you already own, look for these chemicals as they cause the most pollution:
bisphenol A (found in plastics)
perfluorinated chemicals (found in non-stick pans or stain-resistant furniture).
You can also check the EWG’s cleaning product database here.
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
1 large spray bottle
1 cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 cup water
A few drops of essential oil of your choice until it reaches a desired scent
Shake each time before using