To the best of my knowledge, adults are able to process toxins better because we have more mass than our children. Toxins affect not only their health, but their physical and neurological development. For all of these reasons, and my basic desire to get away from the extremely harmful chemicals, we chose to make our own cleaners. It was GREAT news when we found out just how cheap and easy it is to make home made cleaners. This saves us money every time we go to the grocery store because I love buying the cleaning wipes. However, I have seen the light *smile* and we have made the change successfully. It has been easy and satisfying.
Here are the different web links I liked that have homemade cleaner recipes. If you want you can Google the subject and do more research to see the other types of cleaners that might work better for you and your family. Also, I would like to add that our Sun is amazing. We put our cloth diapers and other clothing that have stains out to sun on the clothes line or lawn to disinfect them and take out the stains. The Sun's rays kill the bacteria where it touches and act as natural bleach as well!
These sites have home made recipes, solutions, and more for; All Purpose Cleaner, Glass Cleaner, Furniture Polish, Homemade “Oxyclean”, Tub & Tile Cleaner, Laundry Detergent, Stovetop/Oven Cleaner, Bathroom mold, Carpet stains, Chopping block cleaner, Coffee and tea stains, Deodorizer, Dishwasher Soap, Dishwashing Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Drain Cleaner, Fabric softener, Floor Cleaner and Polish, Lime Deposits, Marks on walls and painted surfaces, Metal Cleaners and Polishes, Mold and Mildew, Mothballs, Oil and Grease Spots, Paint Brush Cleaner, Rust Remover, Scouring Powder, Shoe Polish, Stickers on walls, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Wallpaper Remover, Water Rings on Wood, Sanitizer, Cleaning Outside Tables, Washing Produce, and more.
Personally, we have chosen recipes that call for similar products to help cut down on the financial cost and it has been successful. I really love our new cleaners. *smile* Also, at this time we are not making our own body soap and laundry detergent. We are buying all chemical free and home made products because it is easier and financially feasible for us at this time. I would love to try making these projects in the future; however we are more than happy with the current products we are using. We use ECO Lavender All Natural Landry Detergent and buy all natural soap bars from our local health food store.