Did you know that at any given time, it’s likely that there are around 7,000 toxic chemicals in your body, all of which stem from popular commercial housecleaning products and cleansers?
Did you know that studies suggest that many of these chemicals can influence and disrupt hormones, cause cancer and have consequences that can bio-accumulate and possibly harm your future children, too?
Obviously, polluting our home environment and our bodies with harmful synthetic chemicals isn’t anything any of us wants, especially if it harms our family, children and pets. Simply put, toxic chemicals found in commercial household cleaning supplies can make you sick, and most of the commercial products found on store shelves have them.
The good news is that rather than buying costly alternative non-toxic products off the shelf, you can make your own, and often from inexpensive ingredients that you probably already have or that are not very hard to find!
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes offers 50 cool recipes for homemade, non-toxic cleansers that not only work better than the harmful products you can buy on the shelves, but that can be made from scratch at an extremely low cost. Scroll down to see how you can save 20% and more on cleaning supplies!
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes: The E-Book
Whether you want to make your own all-purpose cleaners, liquid dish soap, tub and tile cleaner, laundry detergent or carpet stain remover, DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes will show you how (and much more!)
This E-book covers it all, including simple recipes for making:
- Lemon and Lavender All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
- Goo and Gunk Remover
- Fruit and Veggie Wash
- Ruby Red Grapefruit Soft Scrub
- Oven Cleaner
- Tub and Tile Cleaner
- Oxygen Bleach
- Lemon and Rosemary Dusting Spray
- Leather Conditioner
- Stainless Steel Cleaner
In her beautiful, lush and informative E-Book, Mommypotamus (Heather Dessigner) provides cleaning recipes for cleaning any and every surface of your home – without harmful chemicals. For instance, check out the Citrus Splash All-Purpose Spray Cleaner:
And for keeping the dishes spotless, Pink Lemonade Dishwasher Detergent:
Take a look at this Coconut Oil Soap for Laundry:
And you can even learn how to make inexpensive but durable Wool Dryer Balls:
You may think that making your own soap and cleaning supplies at home seems intimidating, and possibly even time-consuming. Mommypotamus (Heather Dessinger) makes it simple and fun, and provides tons of information on how to save money while reducing exposure to nasty toxins.
Why You Need DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes
Homemade cleansers are just as effective (if not more so) than toxic chemicals in killing germs. Oregano essential oil, for example, can kill e-coli, while other essential oils can kill or neutralize MSRA, salmonella, listeria and pneumonia.
Now you can make your own non-toxic cleaners, including Mold and Mildew Remover.
Many non-toxic commercial cleaning products contain borax, which is a controversial subject. But you do not need to use borax in order to make your own effective and inexpensive cleaners. Mommypotamus writes:
Want to start a debate in the green cleaning world? Mention borax — it is by far one of the more hotly debated ingredients! … Some say it is nothing more than common table salt, while others believe it poses significant risks. The European Union requires that pure borax be labeled with warnings such as ‘may damage fertility’ and ‘may damage unborn child’, while in the U.S. it can be found in diaper creams….since it’s possible to formulate effective homemade cleaners without it I’ve chosen to omit it now as a precautionary measure.
Borax-free laundry detergent and all-purpose cleaners are just as effective and easy to make! DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes shows us how.
OK, here’s another thing. Mommypotamus emphasizes that making soap is far easier than you might think, including laundry detergent. She says that most manufacturers actually add oil to bar soaps and detergents in order to keep them from drying out. Since the purpose of using a detergent is to get rid of dirt and oils (not add them), this practice is self-defeating. Her recipes call for simple ingredients, such as coconut oil and washing soda.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes Makes It Easy to Stay Toxic-Free and Clean and Cost Less
Did you know that making homemade cleaners is also extremely cost-effective? Mommypotamus compares the cost of store-bought glass cleaner with her own recipe:
Store-bought glass cleaners cost an average of $0.13 per ounce. Here’s the breakdown for the recipe found on page 28, which works even better than the commercial brands.
Water — Cost varies, but roughly $0.01 for the total recipe
Vinegar — About 0.05 per ounce
Rubbing alcohol — About $0.12 per ounce
Cornstarch — About $0.04 for the total recipe
Total store bought cost — About $3.43 for 26 ounces
Total homemade cost — About $0.64 for 26 ounces
That’s obviously a huge savings – and that’s just for glass cleaner. DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes offers 49 other recipes for saving money while staying chemical-free that you can make in your own home.
Imagine not only paying less for cleaning supplies, but knowing exactly what ingredients are in your sprays, detergents and powders! Imagine not only being able to keep more of your money, but not having to worry about what kinds of toxins your family may be exposed to just in order to keep your house clean! I don’t know about you, but this stuff excites me.
More effective cleaners at less cost, and all with natural, non-toxic ingredients? What more could you ask for?
Who is Heather Dessinger and What Is This “Mommypotamus”?
Heather Dessinger is the author of the Mommypotamus blog. If you don’t read it, you should. She’s awesome.
That’s Heather and her daughter, Katie.
Not only is she a mom, but a researcher and farmer who is committed to real foods, natural beauty and toxic-free living.
Why pay more for non-toxic store-bought products when you can make them at home on your own?
These recipes are totally safe, easy to make, and cost a fraction of what you would spend buying these products at the store.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes will give you all the information you need to make homemade cleaners, helping to keep your family free from toxins found in cleaners off the shelf. You will save money as well making cleaners and detergents from home, as well as discover what is really effective and what is not. This offering from Mommypotamus is a great value for anyone who wants to live chemical-free.PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.
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