Protecting My Special Needs Kid from Toxins

by Michelle on February 25, 2014

in Health & Fitness

natural cleaning

Last week, I shared a green cleaning post on how I’m getting rid of toxins in my home. This post, as well as every post going forward will be part of the Mamavation Blog Carnival.

If you’ve been a reader, you know how I’ve struggled to keep this blog going. Coming up with topics each week has just been something that’s become more of a burden for me since I am writing for another blog.

Thanks to the Mamavation Group, I’ll no longer have to “think” about what I will write about :-) I will write about the topic of the week and make the focus geared to those raising special needs children.

Without further ado, this week I wanted to share my first DIY cleaning recipe that I’ve been using in my home as a way to protect my son from toxins.

My CJ comes in contact with the floor quite a bit. That’s the dirtiest place in every home! Well, it would be if you never cleaned it :-)

In cleaning my floors, I’ve decided to ditch the chemical floor cleaners and make my own. Here’s my recipe:

DIY Floor Cleaner Recipe

In a spray bottle mix:
1 Cup of Distilled Vinegar
1 Cup of 70% Rubbing Alcohol
2 tbspns of Seventh Generation Lemongrass and Clementine Dishwashing Liquid

You can double or 1/2 the recipe to suit the size of the spray bottle you mix the floor cleaner in. I buy the large bottle at the Christmas Tree Shop for only $1

Another surface that special needs kids come in contact with often is dishes. Cleaning dishes with dish washing liquid containing harsh chemicals is not good. These chemicals can eventually find their way into your child’s food. Who wants that? Umm negative.

Now, I haven’t found a DIY recipe for dish washing liquid and that one may be a little more than I’m willing to work with so instead I just purchase dish washing liquid that is naturally derived (like what I use in the floor cleaner recipe) I currently rotate Seventh Generation, Earth Friendly and
Natural dishwashing liquids cost more but they are definitely worth it to protect your special needs child, (your family and yourself too!) from harmful toxins.

Next week: DIY Recipe for an All Purpose Cleaner

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kia February 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I love the DIY recipes. It is always like learning to concoct your own brew that has your personal stamp on it.
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Michelle February 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

I’m really simple with it. Less is more for me. Thanks for commenting


Sarah S February 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Thanks for sharing the recipe with us :)


Michelle February 28, 2014 at 7:02 pm

YW! :-)


Pam March 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for sharing!!!!!


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