During the height of cold and flu season, take some time to disinfectant the most populated areas of your home. If you want to keep your home clean, keep the germs away, and keep your family safe, check out these safe and effective natural cleaning tips from Jessica Kellner, Editor-in-Chief of Mother Earth Living. Some of the chemicals found in standard disinfectants are not good for our bodies: they harm our indoor air quality and they’re potentially harmful to our respiratory systems. Instead, safely disinfect your home with a simple cleaner made from natural—and surprisingly powerful—ingredients such as washing soda and essential oils.
More on natural cleaners from Mother Earth Living: You have plenty of excellent reasons to ditch commercial cleaners. Most cleaners contain a wide range of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which are released into the air inside our homes at room temperature. Numerous studies confirm that a room’s VOC levels increase significantly after cleaning a room with conventional cleaning products. If these levels get high enough they can lead to problems such as progressive eye, nose and throat irritation, as well as increased risk of asthma. The toxic chemicals in conventional cleaners also make them hazardous in homes with children or pets, where accidental ingestion can sometimes lead to poisoning. Finally, you will save money creating your own household cleaners.
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