washing soda

Top 5 Kitchen Cupboard Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | March 6th, 2012 | 13 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: baking soda, chemicals, detergent, DIY cleaners, green clean, green cleaning, healthy home, homemade cleaning formulas and recipes, non-toxic cleaning, non-toxic cleaning supplies, tea tree oil, toxins, vegetable oil–based soap, vinegar, washing soda

Recently I spoke in front of a hall full of pregnant women. What a joy to see all those round bellies, and even more of a pleasure — given that this was a meeting of the Holistic Moms Network — to know how well-intentioned this group is towards their families’ health and the environment.

I gave them all sorts of tips to detox their homes, hoping to ease their minds about how easy it is to accomplish the task. I also gave them my mainstay list for non-toxic cleaning, the five kitchen cupboard ingredients I believe will clean everything in the home, and I’d like to share it with you as well:

Top 3 Nontoxic Stain Removers

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | February 20th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: bleach alternative, enzymes, non-toxic cleaning, stain removers, washing soda

Spilt wine.Given how many requests I receive for eco-friendly stain removal advice, I thought I would share with you my top three stain-removing formulas. They replace solvents, bleach and store-bought stain removers.

1. Washing Soda

Great for stains that you’d normally think need something as strong as a solvent to remove. A chemical relative of baking soda, washing soda (sodium carbonate) is also known as soda ash. Find it in the laundry section of the supermarket.