Chlorine bleach is doum hypochlorite, a solution of chlorine and diluted sodium hydroxide. Hum…first when exposed to air, the chlorine evaporates as a gas from the bleach solutions at a high rate, which is why there is such a strong smell with bleach. YUK. WHY do people want that in their homes? Those fumes can cause headaches and dizziness to internal tissue damage of the nasal pulmonary,, and bronchial tissues if exposed or prolonged. YUK YUK! Here is an article for you to read if you want to. https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/chemical_terrorism/chlorine_tech.htm
How safe is Hydrogen peroxide?
I recommend you read up on this It is important for your own knowledge!
Why add vinegar?
Vinegar is so easy to find and really it is used in most homemade DIY recipes so one usually always has it around the house. Vinegar has been proven to inactivate certain strains of the flu,(http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0008987) including H1N1 as well as others.( http://www.aciscience.org/docs/alternative_hard_surface_cleaners.pdf)
From this article an executive at Heinz http://www.greenchicafe.com/vinegar-green-cleaning-101) ( pure 5% white vinegar will kill approximately 99% of bacteria 82% of mold, and 80% of germs when used for cleaning.
Your very own DIY Bleach
Mix in an amber spray bottle
1 cup of hydrogen peroxide (3% solutions)
½ tsp Tbsp citric acid
1 cup water
½ cup apple cider vinegar “mother” on a label
5 drops of Lemon essential oil (or any citrus blend)
Store in dark place as light will weaken the solutions. Lasts up to 2-3 months in dark bottle.
I also use this ¼ cup in my laundry in whites. You can test it on your colors if you like. I haven’t yet tried it really don’t need to with the DIY detergent I use.
Tips on cleaning your home click here!
In conclusion, STOP USING BLEACH YA’LL! It is unsafe, unhealthy, and really why!
Let me know what your thoughts are on the subject! I think we all need to hear so we learn from one another! Comment below.
God bless you as you continue to improve a healthier way of life.
Love deeper, talk sweeter,
As I sit here typing I can see little cobwebs in the corners of my windows. YUK! It’s time to get to the spring cleaning!
Oh if you’re a bleach user…click herefor some helpful info!
Make a plan
While this task can seem daunting, it helps me stay focused.
I make a plan to clean one room fully a day, maybe two if the room is small enough like the bathrooms. Set the task for the day so it won’t seem overwhelming. Personally, I take one day to do it all putting everyone in charge of one room.
spring-cleaning-checklistI learned this from a friend who cleans homes for a living and loves this concept. It just reminds me what I need to do, plus I love CHECKING things off. It makes me feel like I completed something!
(The suggested cleaners on the second page really are no big deal plus the links don’t work. You can print off just the first page and have it with you while you clean.)
DIY all your cleaning supplies
Of course, I am going to recommend this concept! Really folks, all you need is a good polish or dusting spray, floor and counters or sinks use the same mixture. Windows too for that matter. The world’s market out there is selling you a TON of stuff you don’t need. Make a few of these up and you’re set!
If you don’t have time, I recommend checking out the all-around cleaner hereCounters/shelves really everything sprays:
12 oz Amber spray bottle5 oz distilled water5 oz white vinegar1 tsp baking soda20 drops of favorite citrus essential oil or Immune Strengthfor the winter seasonFloor Cleaner:
simple a bucket of water, 1 cup of vinegar, 2-5 drops of your favorite essential oil
Dusting spray wood and fans:
4 oz.Amber spray bottle1/2 cup almondor olive oil1/4 cup vinegar10 drops oflemon essential oilShake before usingToilet and sinks:
Leftover parmesan cheese shaker or wide mouth mason jar1 cup of baking soda20 drops ofImmune Strength Essential oil
12 oz stainless steel spray bottle3/4 cup white vinegar3/4 cup distilled water10 drops oflemon essential oilMix after every spray
1/2 cup Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile soap2 tsp vegetable glycerin6 drops lemon essential oil4 drops tea tree essential oil4 drops of eucalyptusor myrtle essential oilPour all ingredients into a GLASS mason jar or bottle. Fill the bottle with water, allowing enough room for the pump if that is what you are using. Shake well before use.Put on the music and your diffuser! Clean out the vacuum regularly and even put your favorite essential oil on the pads in the vacuum.
I use a citrus blend just to keep me joyful! My favorite, Spearmint, Orange, and Rosemary. A couple of drops in the vacuum and you will be dancing while you clean! I also diffuse this trio a lot! Amazing aroma in the home! So fresh!
As a result of using all DIY all natural cleaning supplies, your spring cleaning and using the check-off the list will be giving you and your family a wonderful place to live life! In addition to being a ROCKSTAR!Remember…when you choose to click on the links on this blog you are helping us reach at-risk kids and suffering families with our ministries. THANK YOU! You help us so we can help others!God’s blessing as you clean the HOME HE provided.
Worship while you clean!
Love deeper, talk sweeter,