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Toxic Free Home: D.I.Y Mirror & Window Cleaner

D.I.Y Mirror and window cleaner

EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. From cosmetics to household cleaners, you can search thousands of products’ toxicity levels and potential side effects.  

According to EWG’s website, my old favourite glass cleaner, Windex, is unfortunately highly toxic and may include the following side effects:

  • Endocrine disruptor: endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with hormone systems. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders.
  • Reproductive effects
  • Damage to vision
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory effects

ARE STREAK-FREE WINDOWS REALLY WORTH YOUR HEALTH?

You might be thinking, weeeeell…these are just “possible side effects.”


Remember, your liver must process and filter everything.

If you are cleaning your windows and can smell the Windex, there is no doubt that your liver must deal with all those chemicals.


Radiant health, flat belly, shiny hair and nails, beautiful skin and a positive, upbeat attitude are only possible if toxins don’t overburden the liver.

ACTION STEPS:

1. Buy everything you need, list below

2. Make it

3. Use it

SHOPPING LIST

MIRROR & WINDOW CLEANER

Clean, streak-free and quick-drying spray


1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol

3 drops peppermint essential oil


Mix in a spray bottle, spray liberally on the surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cleaning cloth.
recipe from cleanmama.com


ONE STEP AT A TIME! This month only focuses on replacing your mirror & window cleaner. A gradual approach is your best strategy to making a healthy lifestyle.)

December 2, 2021

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