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Carol
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PostSubject: 5 toxic chemicals you should banish from your home   Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:35 am

Interesting article I saw on MSN this morning.
Sad to say... but just the other day I was telling my mom that we use way too many chemicals. I was looking under the sink and saw all the bottles of cleaning products we have.

I think I'll start going over what we have and replacing them with something more natural.

What about you guys? Do you feel that you use too many chemicals?

Click below to read the article.

5 toxic chemicals you should banish from your home


Good, old-fashioned soap and water will kill just as many germs as the antibacterial stuff -- and it won't disrupt thyroid function or harm aquatic life, as some antimicrobial cleansers do.




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PostSubject: Re: 5 toxic chemicals you should banish from your home   Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:55 pm

Good article Carol---thanks for posting it! And yep, we made the switch from antibacterial soaps a few years ago...not only are they harmful, they're terribly drying to the skin.

As far as cleaning, I make sure to have this amazing liquid soap on hand all the time---it's great, and it's sold all over the place now. I love the soft peppermint scent, which is their most popular. It can be diluted for multi purposes too, so don't be too afraid of the price. Oh, try this as a jewelry cleaner----I clean my diamond wedding ring (and CZ jewelry) with a baking soda paste, then soak it for an hour in this stuff, and OH MY!!! thud

http://www.drugstore.com/dr-bronners-18-in-1-hemp-pure-castile-soap-peppermint/qxp40925


My biggest issue is the home fragrance stuff---I am such a sucker for all of it. I love candles, the room fresheners (like Glad oil plug-ins), etc....
So if anyone knows of scented candles/plug ins that are chemical free and still 'yummy', by all means, let me know! Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: 5 toxic chemicals you should banish from your home   Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:35 pm

I will definitely look into that liquid soap! Thumbsup

Amy wrote:

My biggest issue is the home fragrance stuff---I am such a sucker for all of it. I love candles, the room fresheners (like Glad oil plug-ins), etc....
So if anyone knows of scented candles/plug ins that are chemical free and still 'yummy', by all means, let me know! Thumbsup

Ugh... me too. If all else fails I'll just bake some cookies... I'm sure that will fill the room with some good aromas grinsmiley


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PostSubject: Re: 5 toxic chemicals you should banish from your home   Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:13 pm

Good said, Carol! The article was very interesting and our old soap wroks greatly to keep our houses clean enough!

Vanesa. Thumbsup


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