Any asthma sufferers out there? If the answer is yes then you’ll be interested to know that spray cleaners have been linked to 1 in 7 cases of adult asthma. You don’t even have to use spray cleaners everyday, just once a week is enough to set off an attack a study by he Municipal Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona, Spain has revealed.
Personally I hate these sprays, not only does it make me cough and sneeze but furniture experts say they are really bad for wood. Instead you should buy a traditional beeswax made from natural ingredients.
Here are a couple of other methods I’ve read about but not tried:
- Rub on some mayonnaise using a soft cloth.
- Brew up some black tea, leave it to cool, then wipe on with a soft cloth.
- Opal’s Recipe for Furniture Polish
Look out for eco products in the supermarket which use natural ingredients. If you want to clean your home with natural alternatives whilst saving money, here a few suggestions:-
- Vinegar – Wipe over kitchen countertops and your toilet bowl with a cloth. Easy.
- Bicarbonate of Soda – This is great stuff, it was the only thing that worked when my hair went really greasy. Can also be used to clean stains and remove odors.
- Orange Oil – we used to have a cleaner that was made with orange oil. Don’t know where it is now but it smelt great.
- Grapefruit juice – if your bath is really dirty try equal amounts of grapefruit juice and salt.
- Lemon juice can also be used as Grapefruit above, you can even detox with lemon juice.
Essential oils – If you haven’t done so already, get yourself a nice essential oil burner. Not only will it make your home smell nice but you’ll receive other health benefits depending on what oils you choose.
Bicarbonate of Soda – Sprinkle some onto your carpets before vacuuming.
Buy House Plants – According to studies by NASA, house plants can remove all sorts of horrible chemicals from the air. You don’t have to turn your home into a tropical jungle either, just a few plants per room will be enough.