Detox Your Home
Many of us have done a detox in order to eliminate internal toxins from our body, but how many of us do anything about the toxins in our own homes? Please see below some of ways you can detox your home
- Clean Bathrooms with diluted vinegar and salt
- Glass cleaners for windows and mirrors: 2 cups water, ½ cup white or cider vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol 70% and optional essential oils 1 or 2 drops. Combine and store in spray bottle to use. Spray on paper towel or soft cloth first then on the glass.
- All purpose cleaner and deodorizer 4 tablespoons baking soda, 1-quart water, mix and store in bottle, pour it on clean sponge and wipe. Use for kitchen counters, appliances and inside the fridge.
- Natural stone counter tops: A drop or two of mild dish washing liquid (not citrus scented) mixed with 2 cups warm water. Put mixture on clean sponge and wipe counter top with the sponge, rinse completely to remove any soap residue. Don’t let marble air-dry.
- Caution: Never use lemon, or vinegar or any other acidic cleaner on natural stone, it will eat into the stone.
- Toilet cleaner, pour can of coke or left over soda into the toilet bowl, wait 1 hour and use a cleaning tool to scrub the area and flush.
- Patio spray to remove weeds:
- Natural Bug Cleaners for spiders and ants:
- No shoes
- Open windows do remove formaldehyde
- No clutter in the house
- To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it ½ with Apple Cider Vinegar and add 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. The flies will be drawn to the cup and gone forever.
- Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home,” because they can’t digest it, it kills them. Might take a week or so, especially if it rains. But it works and you don’t have to worry about small children and/or pets being harmed.