I don’t know anyone who actually likes cleaning with chlorine bleach. It stinks. It hurts your throat and your eyes when you breathe it in. And it’s the chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings. Yet people still buy toilet cleaners, sprays, disinfectants and wipes that contain bleach.
There’s no doubting that chlorine bleach works and maybe that’s why some people don’t want to try anything else. But consider this: when chlorine bleach mixes with ammonia, it creates a deadly gas. Urine contains ammonia so when you use bleach products in the toilet it increases the risk of creating a toxic gas that can actually stop lung function. Do you really need another image?
There are several great bleach alternatives out there today.
If you don’t want to make your own, I recommend Shaklee Basic G Concentrate.
It is a great disinfectant and you don’t have to worry that it will cause respiratory problems. It is an EPA registered germicide. Plus, it’s gentle on the earth. Can you imagine what the corrosive properties of bleach do to the environment when you flush it down the toilet in other cleaners? Here’s the best part, it costs less than 2 cents per bottle. One quart of Basic G Concentrate makes over 500 12 ounce bottles of antibacterial cleaner like Lysol and Clorox.
Now if you want to make your own here are two formulas
1/3 cup juice of one lemon
½ cup baking soda
2 ½ cups water
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Add straight to your wash, presoak, or pretreat stains.
DIY CLEANING AND DISINFECTING:
1 ½ cup hydrogen peroxide
½ cup white vinegar
Juice of one lemon or 10 drops of lemon essential oil
Pour hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and essential oils in a 1 gallon jug. Add water to fill. Seal tightly and turn upside down once to mix.
My Healthy Lifestyle Guide has all kinds of DIY recipes like air freshener and dishwashing detergent along with other information you need to make the healthiest choices for your home.