I’ve decided to start out by looking at cleaning supplies, mostly because they are part of what spurred this idea. A few weeks ago I was cleaning my tiny bathroom and felt like scrubbing bubbles had removed all the oxygen in the air.
And I thought to myself, “Well, that can’t be healthy.”
We’ve been trained that clean smells a certain. Unfortunately, I think we’ve just become to used to the smell of chemicals.
As I’m new to this whole healthy-living thing, I did what anyone my age might do when they need information. I Googled it. And there is a lot of information out there. Based on a few different sites and blog posts I’ve compiled a list of cleaning materials to buy.
Green Clean shopping list:
• Baking Soda
• White Distilled Vinegar
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Essential oils, like tea tree oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, or lemongrass oil
• Castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s)
• Fresh herbs, citrus, or citrus peels
• Olive or vegetable oil
• Washing Soda
So that’s where I’m starting. This weekend will be the big cleaning extravaganza using these products. I’ll be back with an update about how it goes.
As I search the internet I’ve had trouble figuring out good dishwashing detergent options. I found this post, but I’m wondering if those are really good to be putting out into the environment. Any suggestions?