Safe or Effective?

@cpefley (1698)
Hemet, California
February 21, 2017 2:47am CST
So I was just watching an Honest commercial. It boasted that their products are safe for even the littlest members of our families. Which made me think. I like to make my own products, but only if they are effective. I have made a lot of "homemade cleaners" that I didn't feel compared to their store bought counterparts when put to the test. However, there are some that worked great. For example, vinegar in the rinse cycle not only softens clothes, but it gets detergent residue out of clothes better than store bought fabric softener. And no, it doesn't make your clothes smell like vinegar. The smell dissipates as your clothes dry. Also, aluminum foil squished into balls works great in the dryer to keep clothes from sticking together and combats static cling. However, I made some citrus cleaner out of orange peels once, and I really didn't feel like it cleaned as well as Fabuloso or Mr. Clean. Anyway, I know that many cleaners have chemicals that aren't too great for us, they work! I think that using a mask and gloves, keeping cleaning products out of reach of children, and cleaning while they are out of the home are a few things that you can do to help keep your children safe, It all comes down to your personal preference though. If you feel like homemade cleaners with less chemicals work just as well as store bought, then that is great! What do you think? Do homemade cleaners work just as well?
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@stbrians (15840)
• Kakamega, Kenya
22 Feb 17
You know your home product more than you know the other one manufactured. Which one do you this k is more safe?
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@cpefley (1698)
• Hemet, California
24 Feb 17
That is true, but if it isn't getting my home clean, it is just as bad. There are some things that work like baking soda and vinegar, but there are times when I have to use bleach...just not around the kids.
@Morleyhunt (20260)
• Canada
21 Feb 17
Some homemade cleaners work really well. I use half a tsp of dish soap and I tbsp of vinegar in a pail of warm water to clean my mind own streak free with my sponge and squeegee.
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@cpefley (1698)
• Hemet, California
24 Feb 17
I use dish soap for almost everything! It isn't exactly natural, but it works for counters, stoves, etc. Is that what you use on windows? That seems like it would work!
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@jstory07 (69017)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Feb 17
I like using lemons and baking soda for cleaning the stove.
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@cpefley (1698)
• Hemet, California
24 Feb 17
Baking soda and vinegar are my favorite natural cleaning alternatives. Lemon has worked for me occasionally.
@amnabas (10310)
• Karachi, Pakistan
21 Feb 17
Wow great tips... I liked them.
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