FACT: Vodka is healthier than your (commercial) all purpose cleaning spray.
Did you know that your typical commercial all purpose spray contains ingredients that can cause asthma and other respiratory issues in adults who previously had none and long term effects possibly include tumors, hormone disruption and cancer.
According to the Organic Consumers Association, hormone disruptor chemicals can interfere with the body's natural chemical messages, either by blocking or mimicking the actions of hormones. Possible health effects include decreased sperm counts, increased rates of male birth defects and increased rates of some kinds of cancers. Other chemicals used in some detergents and cleaners have been shown to mimic the hormone estrogen. One such chemical called called p-nonylphenol, has caused estrogen-sensitive breast cancer cells to multiply in a test tube study.
In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls.
You can make a safe and very effective all purpose spray at home using very few ingredients. In this video I give you 2 recipes:
All purpose cleaner 1:
2 TBSP castile soap
5 drops Germ blend (I use Plant Therapy) or Tea Tree Oil
Fill spray bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. Add in castile soap and essential oils. Shake before use.
All purpose cleaner 2:
1:1 ratio (equal amounts) of distilled water and vodka
4 drops Germ Blend (or Tea Tree oil)
3 drops Lime (or lemon) Oil
3 drops Orange oil
Add to spray bottle (preferably glass) and mix well before use.
If you want to use this as a disinfectant spray. Cover surface with spray and allow to air dry on it's own.
Even though these recipes take no time to make, if you prefer to purchase a spray that is safer for you, here are some choices:
Aubrey Organics Earth Aware, www.aubreyorganics.com
BioShield Vinegar Cleaner, www.bioshieldpaint.com
Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile (Liquid) Soaps, www.drbronner.com
Dr. Bronner's Sal Suds, www.drbronner.com
Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner, www.seventhgeneration.com
Shaklee Basic H, www.shaklee.com
Better Life www.cleanhappens.com