Natural Cleaning Alternatives

Leah Albornoz-Sanchez Cleaning

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Leah Albornoz-Sanchez

Dr. Leah Albornoz-Sanchez is a licensed naturopathic medical doctor (N.D) in the state of Arizona. She is licensed as a general family practitioner.

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Ever looked on the back of a common household cleaner? If not you are in for one heck of a shock! Some of the ingredients in many of these common household cleaners are very toxic. Why would you continue to expose yourself and your family to such dangerous chemicals? Fear not, there is a better way. Consider these 5 alternative household cleaners.

1. Lemons
The acid naturally found in lemons can be safely used as a natural disinfectant. You can sterilize your wooden cutting boards by rubbing the inside of a lemon over the entire surface of the board and then rinsing it in hot water.

2. White vinegar
White vinegar is a safe all purpose cleaner. Try diluting some with water into a spray bottle. In addition to being a natural disinfectant that can be used to clean your toilets, it is also safe to use on your kitchen counter and virtually any other surface that needs cleaning.

3. Baking soda
Baking soda is a natural disinfectant and can also be safely used as a scouring agent for those hard to scrub pots and pans.

4. Cornstarch
Cornstarch is a great oil absorber. Try mixing it with some water to form a paste and then using it to clean the grease off of your oven and other oily spots in your kitchen. It can also be used to refresh your carpets. Sprinkle some in the desired area, lets sit for 30 minutes and then vacuum it right up.

5. Borax
Similar to many of the other natural agents we have seen, Borax (sodium borate) is great as a multipurpose cleaner. It can also be safely used as a staple ingredient in home made clothing detergent.

What else are you using as alternative household cleaners?  Share your ideas in the comments below.