As concern over toxins in cleaning products rises, many consumers are heading back to basics.
In order to fully understand how soap works, it’s important to first understand a bit of chemistry. Dirt and grime infused with oil, and as we know, oil and water don’t mix. So water alone cannot get something really clean.
Gearing up to give your place a deep clean for spring? Here’s a list of five things that will help you get the job done!
As always, these cleaning products do not contain ingredients on our banned list (which you can view here), including phthalates, which is commonly disguised as 'fragrance' in cleaning products and is a known endocrine disruptor; and triclosan, which is often used as an antibacterial agent in cleaners and has harmful effects on people and our environment.
Ever stop to think about why household cleaners smell so unbearably strong? What about those hazardous warning labels?
Did you know that using these cleaners can result in your indoor air quality being 3 times more toxic than the air outside?
Laundry Tips! Cloth diaper launderer, King or Queen - adopt these tips for a truly great clean!
1) Don’t use more detergent than recommended:
This can cause residues and build-up. Especially with modern machines that often do not provide adequate water amounts for cloth diapering, be sure to use the recommended amounts. Excess soap can also cause a buildup in your washing machine which can attract bacteria and mold inside the drum of your washer. Consider adding an extra rinse cycle to your laundry or putting your items in while wet to trigger more water amounts based on the weight of your laundry load.
If you use bars of soap like I do, you know the struggle of trying to utilize that last little sliver of soap after the bulk of the bar has been all used up. You don’t want to waste the little pieces of soap, but they are just too small to effectively handle. So here is something my mom showed me, she came up with this to reduce waste, and also avoid using harsh chemicals when cleaning the bathroom or kitchen counters.
Gather up smaller soap pieces and cut them up into little slivers.