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Oh ladies, I need help!<br>
Since having DD, I have developed chemical sensitivities. We have started using some natural products (at my insistance), but DH is sceptical.<br>
Yesterday he washed the floor with something flowery and noxious.<br>
I threw out *A* top, not knowing what it was.<br>
So he put the bottle back in the cleaning basket on the shelf (minus the top)<br>
And yes, I was just splashed with the stuff. (insert nasty words here)<br>
Obviously I threw it out.<br>
But NOW WHAT??<br>
No more junk in MY house is what I told him.<br>
So what do I use?<br>
Vinegar?<br><br>
Help ladies, you're so smart and I need so much help!
 

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I use about a half cup of white vinegar in a big sinkful of hot water. I like to add a couple drops of some sort of essential oils, but if you are really having sensitivities right now, you might even want to skip that for awhile. Honestly I think that vinegar cleans BETTER than alot of the chemical cleaners out there! The vinegar scent fades within about 20 minutes at my house, and it just smells clean. I have chemical sensitivities (to almost all body products too) so I know how frustrating that can be. My Dh was really skeptical about me using baking soda and vinegar to clean our house, but now if I use even a natural cleaner that has a scent he complains that the house smells too strong!
 

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All I use for cleaning is vinegar with water. I put it in a spray bottle to clean mirrors/showers/tubs. For the floor I use a bucket of vinegar mixed with water (I'm not sure the correct dilution, but I use about 2/3 water and 1/3 vinegar.) For toilets I use straight vinegar and baking soda if needed. I sometimes use baking soda to scour the tub. You can add essential oils to the mixture as well to make it smell pretty. I like the lavendar (I got the idea from here...aparently it is also anti-bacterial!) or you could use tea-tree oil (melaleuca oil) as it has many properties such as being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. I can't stand the smell of it myself.
 

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I used to use Method floor cleaner from Target, and then went to vinegar and water for a few months, I used the Method again a few weeks ago, just once and we were slipping and slidding all over the floor (vinyl). Vinegar gets everything so clean!!!! I'll probably never use anything else for as long as I live! I really never knew what real clean was until I started using baking soda and vinegar to clean the house.
 

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I actually just use hot water. I use an old beach towel, soak it in the water, wring it out, spread it out on the floor and then stand on it and sort of scoot around the floor - I soak and wring it out every couple of minutes. It gets my floors waaayyyyy cleaner than mopping and I can use my feet and pressure to scrub out any spots <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Plus no left over residue or odor!
 

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I hear grapeseed oil extract in water works great. I havn't tried it myself though. I"ve tried vinigar and water but it didn't even leave my mop water dirty the way using cleaner does.
 
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