If you hosted the New Year's party at your place, like I did, cleaning thoroughly might have also been your priority the last couple of days. At the moment, I mainly use store-bought cleansers to finish the bottles, but after that, I will start making my own cleansers. Why?
For decades, we’ve been told that the only way to get our bathrooms clean is to use store-bought cleansers. Yet although the commercials show cute cartoon bubbles and smiling bald men benignly scrubbing away dirt and germs, and leaving a spotless, gleaming white bathroom behind, the truth is still a little grimy.
When we take a closer look at the labels of those cleansers, and underneath the promises of lemony freshness we’ll find more warnings than assurances. In many cases, bathroom cleansers warn us not to use them in enclosed spaces because the fumes can be dangerous. That may be OK if our bathroom is several hundred square meters, but it’s safe to say that most of our bathrooms could be considered “enclosed spaces.”
Research points out that most store-bought bathroom cleansers are harsh chemical cocktails that may do as much harm as they do good. They may be effective at removing soap scum and killing germs, but they also can contribute to indoor air pollution that can make us ill.
What’s more, these caustic chemical cleansers don’t just disappear when they go down the drain — they end up being introduced into the water supply, where they can have a negative impact on the environment. As I am concerned about the effects chemical bathroom cleansers can have on my health and the environment, I started to investigate how I can keep my bathrooms clean without them.
Here I share with you this slideshow that shows how to make natural bathroom cleaners that are safe for our health and the environment:
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Are you already making your own cleansers?
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