Did you know there is a warning label on the back of Clorox® wipes? Well, after years of using these wipes in my classroom, kitchen and bath I actually read the warning label one day. It clearly states to, “Wash your hands after use,” and “It is hazardous to humans and domestic animals.”
Needless to say, this is one of the first things I wanted to eliminate from my home because there have been too many times the kids have used these, not washed their hands and immediately had snacks after. My wonderful teacher friends, I know you are familiar with this!
First, I switched to plain vinegar and hot water instead of Clorox® wipes, but even though this is simple and easy, it is just a pain to do it multiple times a day. I now keep a bottle of Tablerock Creek’s All-Purpose Cleaner under every sink in the house. A quick spray and swipe in the bathroom each day keeps it spotless, while clean-up in the kitchen multiple times per day is super simple. Even my husband uses it like crazy! He likes the variety of smells and the squeaky clean feeling. I love knowing that there is nothing harmful that can trigger a reaction in my allergy kid. It’s a win, win all the way around.
More important to know is this cleaner contains essential oils that are anti-bacterial, anti-viral and some are even anti-fungal. This is the only thing I used last year when my husband brought home the flu. I wiped down door knobs, light switches and anything else that he may have touched. It worked perfectly keeping each surface germ free. (Keep checking back for my next post about essential oil use on my skin to avoid this same flu.)
When you get home today go check those warning labels! People with allergies, asthma, chronic illness or those just wanting to get healthy and live their best life should consider eliminating some of the harmful chemicals that are lurking around your home. You can start by ditching the Clorox® wipes and trying out our chemical free, but just as effective all-purpose cleaner! We can’t wait to see you at one of our upcoming parties, or our Shop Small Saturday open house!