Safe & Effective Alternatives
Below is a list of just a few non-toxic substitutes that can be used in place of common household products that are hazardous. By using them, you will reduce the amount of hazardous waste each of us creates every year and you will save time and possibly money. More importantly, you will be protecting yourself and your family as well as the environment against hazardous products.
|All purpose cleaners
||Mix 3 tablespoons baking soda with one quart warm water
||Mix 3 tablespoons baking soda with one quart warm water. Sprinkle salt on spills while fresh; scrub
|Glass and window cleaner
||Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and one quart warm water. Wipe with newspaper.
||Dip a damp cloth in baking soda and rub.
||Use soap and water or baking soda and water.
||Pour boiling water down the drain once a week for preventative maintenance. Use a plunger.
||Compost vegetable scraps and yard waste into a naturally rich soil.
||Sprinkle cream of tartar along any path. They will not cross over it.
|Air fresheners / deodorizers
||Simmer cinnamon and cloves or place herbal bouquet in open dish.
|Mildew stain remover
||Use vinegar solution.
||BORAX is good substitute.