Make Earth Day EVERY DAY!

Often indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. We spend 90% of our time indoors so make improving indoor air quality a priority. Beautify your surroundings and cleanse the indoor air with plants! Plants function as efficient air detoxifiers as well as producing essential oxygen.

Cleaning products, aerosols, air fresheners/candles, paints, and disinfectants are some of the main contributors. Replace toxic products, choose non-toxic biodegradable substitutes. Commercial cleaning products contain a range of artificial fragrances, solvents and preservatives which harm the health of humans, animals and the environment. Natural alternatives to chemical products are just as effective for cleaning.

How to Make Non-Toxic Cleansers
Shopping List:
 Baking soda  Tea tree oil  Vegetable-based detergent
 White distilled vinegar  Clean spray bottles  Fresh lemon
 Vegetable-based liquid soap  Glass jars  Essential oils

1/2 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons liquid soap
Mix in a glass jar with lid to store. Rinses easily & doesn’t leave grit, perfect for cleaning the bathtub and sink.

3 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups water
Pour ingredients into a spray bottle and shake. Spray and wipe off with newspaper for streak-free clean.

1 cup baking soda
Liquid detergent
Sprinkle water over the bottom of the oven then cover with baking soda. Let sit overnight, then easily wipes off. Use a squirt or two of liquid detergent to wash away the remaining residue.

1 teaspoon liquid soap
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Squeeze of lemon juice
2 cups water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Spray and wipe off.

1/2 teaspoon essential oil (or jojoba, a liquid wax)
1/4 cup vinegar or fresh lemon juice
Mix the ingredients in a glass jar. With soft cloth rub solution onto wood surface and wipe off.

2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Combine in spray bottle and shake. Spray on problem areas. Do not rinse.
The smell of tea tree oil is strong but it deodorizes at the same time.


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