Cleaning Green – Protecting Nature

I have always considered myself to be a nature lover. One of my hobbies is walking in the mountain. You may find it funny, but one of the most relaxing and recharging things is to hug a tree. Many people don’t understand that in order to preserve ourselves as species we have to take better care for our planet. Our precious Earth has limited resources and we’re using them without even thinking what will happen when they run out. The sooner we start using Eco-friendly products the better.

We have to stop polluting the environment, because very soon our planet is going to punish us for hurting her. There are many signs we just overlook like earthquakes, tsunami, tornadoes, magnetic storms, thinning of the ozone layer and many more. There are some parts of the world that are no longer suitable for living and the one to blame is us. I know I can’t change how all people think, but if can just make you think about it I have made a difference.

Cleaning Solutions Without Chemicals

Being a housewife I know how many detergents are used in order to have a clean germ free home. The problem is most of them are toxic and the evaporations we breathe while cleaning are slowly killing us. I have a friend who has become allergic to any kind of chemical used for cleaning. There are many Eco-friendly detergents available on the market and you may want to try them. That way you will protect not only yourself, but the people you love. Nevertheless you can make your own at home.

I have asked all of my friends for tips of how to make a cleaning solution at home. I spent hours in front of the computer researching and days of testing the results I found. Here is a list of the ingredients you will be needing to make your personal green cleaning solutions.

  1. Baking soda
  2. Olive or vegetable oil
  3. Vinegar
  4. Water
  5. Castile soap
  6. Lemon or grapefruit
  7. Borax
  8. Lavender oil
  9. Hydrogen peroxide
  10. Salt

A tip from Scandinavia. All you need is cold weather, snow and a dirty rug. Leave the carpet outside for about an hour. This way you insure that it won’t get wet. Put it face down and start jumping on it. After five to ten minutes, flip it over and repeat the action. Remove any excess snow and you have a cleaned and deodorized rug. In case you live in London and don’t want to be bothered with cleaning there are companies that offer green cleaning.

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