Monday, March 31, 2014

3 Natural Ways to Clean Your Shower

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Today's world is nothing like the world our grandparents grew up in, in more ways than one.

Toxins are coming at us from every direction... food, air, water, and our cleaning products.  We can largely avoid all chemicals in food buy buying organic and growing our own, avoid them in the air by living in areas that have better air quality, and avoid them in water by filtering it.

Getting quality cleaning products for cleaning your home is much easier, and less expensive than you would guess.

If you'd like to buy a healthier cleaning product the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has done all of the hard research for you.  Here's a guide they've put out for common cleaning products that they've researched and rated for you.

There are so many toxic cleaners adding a burden to your lungs and blood, that it's nice to know there's some healthy and easy options to go to instead.

The job I hate most in the house is cleaning the showers.  

At one point I bought the shower cleaners that spray chemicals all over your shower to clean it.  After a while I couldn't stand the idea of the chemicals being on the tub, going into our blood stream through the skin.  It especially bothered me concerning the kids taking their bathes in the tub full of chemicals.

Since then I've been using only "green" cleaning options, and I can't imagine going back.  The peace of mind that comes with a chemical free home is priceless!

Another cheap and easy route to a more toxin free home is to make your own products.

Here are 3 easy cleaning options...

Baking Soda: Get the shower and tub areas wet, then sprinkle baking soda all over the walls and tub.  Use a green scrubbie to clean the shower.  Rinse with clean water.

Baking Soda and Dr. Bronner's liquid soap: Mix the two ingredients into a runny paste.  Use them to clean the shower just like Soft Scrub.  Rinse with clean water.

Baking Soda and Vinegar: Get the shower lightly wet and sprinkle it with baking soda.  Take a spray bottle with vinegar in it and spray all over the shower and tub.  Leave it for a minute then scrub.  Rinse with clean water.


Lemons:  Lemons are great for shining up steel shower and sink fixtures, and they smell good!  Simply cut a lemon in half and rub in on the fixture, then rinse for a clean shine!

Now you can have peace of mind as you clean, and a sparkly clean shower!

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