Safe Cleaning Tips

“Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have even lived a more simple and meagre life than the poor.”

-Henry David Thoreau-

Here is some more from the Queen of Green on cleaning with lemon.

“Three ways to split a lemon

When life gives you dirt and grime, clean with lemons!

1) Stain removal: A mild acid, lemon juice is known for its bleaching properties. Douse a fruit or wine stain on fabric with undiluted lemon juice. Let dry in the sun and then wash with eco-friendly laundry soap.

2) Cutting board: Lemon juice has natural disinfectant and antibacterial properties. Cut a lemon in half and rub it onto a wooden cutting board, then wipe clean. 

3) Microwave gunk: Take a lemon half, place it in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Use the lemon-half to rub down the inside of your microwave. Let sit for a few minutes and wipe clean!”

It is great to know that simplicity exists in the realm of keeping our homes fresh and clean with out using harsh and toxic chemicals.  I so enjoy learning how to do more with less damage to the environment!

Today’s “stone” is  Day 139  lemon fresh, lemon scent, lemon as an aid

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8 thoughts

  1. Just really lovely Eldy. My maternal grandmother taught me that using lemon and vinegar were the safest products I could use anywhere. As I became an adult woman keeping my own home and having babies I found I became quite compulsive at cleaning, It was a pretty good thing that there was nothing more toxic in our cleaning supplies than lemon, vinegar, kosher salt, and baking soda. Oh, and newsprint! My grandmother’s kitm one on each floor of her house.

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