>> Thursday, February 4, 2010
:: Here are the recipes I use for glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, floor cleaner, and wood furniture duster from Better Basics for the Home. And here's the recipe I use for Febreze.
:: Care2 provides a step-by-step guide to creating your own non-toxic cleaning kit, including a creamy soft scrubber, window cleaner, oven cleaner, all-purpose spray, furniture polish, vinegar deodorizer, and mold killers.
:: You can find recipes for laundry detergent at The Simple Dollar and Make it From Scratch and homemade HE laundry detergent at Condo Blues.
:: At the Green Phone Booth, Greeen Sheeep has a recipe for dishwasher detergent.
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Who else cares about household cleaners?
:: The Environmental Working Group is the go-to source for information about chemicals, toxicity, and health.
:: If you believe in ingredient disclosure and toxic chemical policy reform, check out the Million Baby Crawl and push for the passage of the Kid Safe Chemicals Act.
:: Healthy Child, Healthy World is a great resource for information about kids and chemicals, such as this article on the The Top Ten Products You Don't Need.
:: Jennifer Taggart is the Smart Mama who writes about keeping your homes safe from harmful chemicals.
:: Fake Plastic Fish wrote an in-depth post about the many uses of baking soda.
:: Wisebread lists 254 uses for vinegar...and counting.
:: Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living is the definitive resource for homemade non-toxic cleaning supplies, beauty supplies, and more.
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