This time of year many of us have the urge to open the windows, clean out closets and start our own style of spring cleaning. We have some helpful natural cleaning tips for you to try instead of the chemical-laden commercial products. These store bought cleaners can often add additional burden to our already stressed immune systems. Trying these natural, cost saving alternatives may help you and your family save in more ways than one!
Vinegar cleans much like an all-purpose cleaner. All you need is to mix a solution of equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean most areas of your home. Vinegar is a great natural cleaning product as well as a disinfectant and deodorizer.
Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper. Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for hardwood furniture. Try mixing lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Be aware that lemon juice can act as a natural bleach.
Baking soda can be used to scrub surfaces in much the same way as commercial non-abrasive cleansers. Baking soda is great as a deodorizer. Place a box in the refrigerator and freezer to absorb odors. Put it anywhere you need deodorizing action. I’ve used it in trash cans, laundry, and even my son’s super smelly sneakers. Baking soda makes a great addition in the laundry room as well.
As we are in the “cleaning” frame of mind, have you ever considered a personal cleaning of sorts? A detox? An occasional internal cleaning from residue from processed foods, toxins, etc. can improve your health and increase your energy. There are many ways to cleanse the different body systems from its winter sludge. Spring is a good time to consider a few…
A simple colon cleanse is to add PINK SALT to 16 ounces of clean water and drink. This will help cleanse the colon generally within an hour.
Adding 1 tablespoon of Aloe Detox to 8 ounces of water or fresh juice will give a gentle cleansing for the whole body. It contains freshwater bentonite clay that has unique detoxifying properties. It is a great added benefit to anyone’s health and wellness routine.
For a more in-depth cleanse, consider a liver and gallbladder cleanse. The liver is the largest organ in the our body and perhaps the hardest working, responsible for many functions, including the cleansing of toxins. A liver cleanse should be supervised. Consider meeting with one of our consultants to determine which type of liver cleanse would be best suited for you.
All things considered, these wellness tips for you and your home will set you up for a better and healthier Spring! Enjoy the season!