I once had an editor write an entire magazine article about the cupboard under my kitchen sink because she was so impressed with its simplicity. All it contains are these simple ingredients: Baking soda, vinegar, washing soda, a good soap and detergent, and tea tree oil. I find them the safest and most effective for cleaning….everything.
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In 2010, the Silent Spring Institute conducted a study of nearly 800 women who had breast cancer. They compared them to about the same number of women who didn’t have cancer, and found out something disturbing. Those women who reported a greater use of cleaning products were at a higher risk for breast cancer than those who used cleaning products sparingly. Those who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had double the risk as those who reported the lowest use.
The one item that I can’t do without when I clean is baking soda. I use it for so many things, if I don’t have a box of it around I’ll make a special trip to the store 5 miles away just as I would if I were out of a mainstay like milk. What do I use so much baking soda for? Here are my top 10 uses of baking soda for cleaning in the home: A commonly available mineral full of many cleaning attributes, baking soda is made from soda ash, and is slightly alkaline (it’s pH is around 8.1; 7 is neutral). It neutralizes acid-based odors in water, and absorbs odors from the air.
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