Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's Just Simple!

In posts and articles about homemade cleaners, price is often bought up. Sure it maybe cheaper to make your own cleaners if you are used to paying full price at the grocery store. But for those of us who have spent some time combining sales with coupons, conventional cleaners are often gotten for free. Can't get much cheaper than that! So my budding love of green cleaners has nothing at all to do with price. For me, it's just simple!

The ingredients are simple. Just water, vinegar and baking soda.

I enjoy putting together simple cleaning recipes in my kitchen. I can also tailor the solutions to my liking with essential oils. Tea tree and lavender are much more pleasing scents to me than fake lemon.

The space underneath my sink is becoming much less cluttered as I'm clearing out bottles of various cleaners. Now there's more room for my compost bucket!

I don't have to worry about doing a separate wash for the cleaning rags now. Since there's no harsh chemicals that could cause damage to our clothing, I just throw them in with the regular wash now.

Less worry about the kids getting into something harmful and less exposing their little bodies to chemicals.

Just better for the our home environment and the earth!

I doubt my Mother will give up her beloved Gain laundry detergent and Downy fabric softener for a tub of homemade detergent and vinegar. And since she's the one that so graciously does the laundry for all six of us, I'm not going to complain. So our home won't be completely chemical-free, but every little bit towards a healthy environment helps!


Wendy P said...

Amen! And it's easier to mix them up yourself than to spend the time chasing those deals.

Rona's Home Page said...

I did recently stop purchasing all purpose cleaners and just rely on bleach and water for mopping floors and walls.
Got to get back to my housework. It's my day off and it just seems to pile up. And I would be the type of person who just cannot stand disorder.

Corey~living and loving said...

sonds good to me. :) I'm all about less chemicals for my sugar. I take it one baby step at a time.