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So, one of my resolutions for this new season was to try and be more earth-friendly while cleaning the house. I wasn’t sure where to start and so I bought a copy of “Clean House, Clean Planet” by Karen Logan (ISBN 0-671-53595-1) to get some ideas.
I don’t like being black and white on things as I believe it’s always wise to listen to all sides of the equation. There’s always something to learn. However, I strongly urge you to have a look into “green cleaning” as it does seem to make a lot of sense.
The main idea in this book is that you can clean pretty much anything by combining basic, non-toxic ingredients such us vinegar, baking soda and liquid soap. I was very much sold on the idea when I read about the effects chemicals have on people and the environment. The tone of the book can get a bit alarmist at times, but why use chemicals when you can use a healthier alternative with the same results.
I stocked up on baking soda and gave a few recipes a try this weekend and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Who knew vinegar would be so great at cutting grease?
Looks like this will be one of those resolutions you keep.
Does anyone else out there use homemade cleaning products? Any good books and/or websites out there to learn more? Any tips? Please share!