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When I learned that I was pregnant, I decided to move away from harsh products around the house. As the child of ultimate hippies (they traveled around the country in a van with their dogs, need I say more?), I learned from an early age that products from nature can be just as effective as chemical products, but better for you.
Sore throat: Gargle cayenne pepper in warm water, almost instant relief.
Facewash: Baking soda and water as a face scrub (my skin is never so smooth as when I use that).
Irritated Eye: potato cut in half and placed on the eye - just kidding! That was a fail. My dad did that when I got a contact stuck in my eye and it hurt like hell and did not help.
Back to the cleaning products
All purpose cleaner: Mix white vinegar, water, dish soap, and maybe just a little essential oil scent. It will clean anything beautifully. My stove shines when I use it. Plus, safe to use on any of your baby products.
Window Cleaner: Use white vinegar and water, leave out the dish soap.
Wood floor cleaner: Use the mixture for the all purpose cleaner and add a splash of olive oil.
Stuck on mess? Use baking soda and water as a scrub.
This is tried and true. I use these recipes for my cleaning products, exclusively. Side note: If you're concerned about the white vinegar smell, as soon as it dries, you can't smell it anymore.
What I listened to while I wrote:
Football, my H yelling, "Yes!!" I guess da Bears did something good?