Avoid VOC’s in your home with all-natural household cleaners. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your home is more polluted than outdoor air, partially due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are commonly found in the chemicals of commercial cleaning products. Versatile, all-natural, household cleaners include vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemons, washing soda, castile soap and essential oils. Learn how to use these natural products and what to look for when purchasing them.
When I decided to stop using harsh chemical cleaning products in my house and to find environmentally safe alternatives, I didn’t have to look far. I just called my mother. People who have been cleaning since before synthetic formulas became widely available (after World War II) know what works. So, with help from my mother, the library, various environmental groups and some recent, ecologically conscious household-hints books, I experimented. I adapted. I experimented some more. And eventually I came up with my own arsenal of formulas for modern-day green household cleaners. Learn more: