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It’s an unmagical number of sorts. Right now as you read this page, there are about 700 chemicals coursing through your body, many of which likely came from the cleaning supplies that line store shelves.¹
So what are these chemicals? Potent hormone disruptors, formaldehyde and cancer-causing 1,4 dioxane to name a few, but you probably won’t find them listed on the label.
That’s right, a University of Washington study tested several top laundry products/air fresheners and found that they contained at least one chemical labeled as toxic or hazardous by federal law.
None of the chemicals were listed on the label, though five of the six products emitted chemicals which are considered by the Environmental Protection Agency to have no safe exposure level.² Many of the chemicals are known to bio-accumulate and pass from mama to baby, increasing each generation’s level of internal pollutants.
Take a deep breath and smell the irony with me.
Unfortunately, “green” and “organic” options are not always what they seem, either. One company exec called his company’s cleaning products so safe “you can even drink them,” then he did on camera! While it was a great marketing technique, analysis by the EWG revealed that 10 of the 18 products they tested in the baby care line contained an ingredient that released formaldehyde during use.³
Now For The GOOD News
You don’t toxic chemicals or expensive and sometimes questionable organic cleaners to get things REALLY clean! You don’t even need fancy ingredients to make your own. Though most homemade formulas use the same basic ingredients, there’s often a trick to getting them to work. In my ebook, DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes, you’ll find out:
- Why so many homemade recipes don’t work
- How to make cleaners that DO!!
Today I’m going to share an exclusive recipe from the book and let you know how to save 20% just in time for spring cleaning!
NOTE: This special ends on September 10th, 2013. After that the price of DIY Non-Toxic Beauty Recipes will go up to $24.95.
Want A Sneak Peek Inside?
You’ll find recipes for:
- Lemon and Lavender All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
- Goo and Gunk Remover
- Fruit and Veggie Wash
- Liquid Dish Soap
- Ruby Red Grapefruit Soft Scrub
- Oven Cleaner
- Tub and Tile Cleaner
- Oxygen Bleach
- Lemon and Rosemary Dusting Spray
- Leather Conditioner
- Stainless Steel Cleaner
Here are a few of my other favorites . . .
Pink Lemonade Dish Detergent
If you’ve ever tried homemade dish detergent and been disappointed with the results, chances are you were closer to a great recipe than you thought! This recipe explains why most homemade formulas don’t work, then gives you a simple fix that will leave your glasses crystal clear.
Can you see the reflection of the nozzle in the window? Oh yes, that was achieved without any chemicals whatsoever!
Tea Tree & Clove All-Purpose Sanitizer
Still clinging to bleach for heavy-duty disinfecting? According to tests run at the University of Nebraska, there is a way to naturally disinfect without deploying the “nuclear” option. Unfortunately, many homemade cleaning recipes combine the two fundamental ingredients for this recipe, which deactivates their antimicrobials. No worries, though! This easy recipe delivers just the “one-two” punch you’re looking for.
Citrus Splash All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
Store-bought “eco-friendly” cleaners – which often contain questionable ingredients – cost about $3.84 for 32 ounces. This formula costs about $1.62 for 32 ounces – a savings of 50%!
Wool Dryer Balls
Cut drying time and reduce static cling with 100% wool dryer balls. They make a lovely housewarming gift along with homemade detergent, dryer sheets and other goodies from this book.
Powdered Laundry Detergent
This recipe has gotten a lot of rave reviews, like this one from Hilary:
“My husband does mechanical work for a logging company and his clothes get REALLY dirty after crawling in, on, and under those greasy machines! I think the detergent cleaned it better than our natural detergent we were buying from Costco! I was very impressed, thank you!”
Want more non-toxic cleaning recipes that WORK?
I’ve created a free ebook for you – 7 Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes Made Easy – as a gift for signing up for my newsletter. We cover seven recipes that you can make in just a few minutes each for squeaky clean windows, sparkling dinnerware, naturally scented laundry, lemon fresh countertops, and more.