water and remove fluoride) 3) Use all natural cleaners (see guide below: vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda
can be cheaply used to kill 99.9% of germs) 4) Avoid synthetic pesticides around your home and lawn (see non-toxic pest control) 5) Use organic and non-toxic body products (Bath & Body) 6) Use green building materials, flooring, paint, etc 7) Seek fresh air Ė Donít use common air fresheners (see our organic oil air fresheners and air filters; use a vacuum with a Hepa filter). 8) Avoid chemicals in the products you buy- mattresses are a big concern, especially for
babies. Get rid of Teflon pans, even Wal-Mart has affordable stainless steel pans, try
replacing one a month if you canít replace all at once. Stop microwaving in plastic.
Throughout this website you will find more information on why we believe the tips above are important. Note: we choose to buy organic clothing when possible to help reduce the amount of pesticides in the environment, however if you cannot afford to buy organic clothing, not to worry, as long as you buy 100% cotton you do not have to worry about fire retardants in the clothing, just avoid polyester sleepware because it will be treated with fire retardants.
You can use vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda as multi-purpose cleaners, and as great germ killers!
My Tip: get 2 spray bottles, one for vinegar, and the other for hydrogen peroxide (the 3% you get from the grocery store, Wal-Mart, etc). Do NOT mix in the same bottle! Hydrogen peroxide will help kill salmonella and other bacteria on wood cutting boards and will disinfect and give the kitchen a fresh, clean smell. For more antigerm fighting, follow with a spray of vinegar (the vinegar smell will disappear once it dries). Tests performed at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University showed that using the two sprays in sequence eliminated almost all Salmonella, E.coli, and Shigella organisms on heavily contaminated surfaces. This combination was even more effective than commercially available cleaners or chlorine bleach.
I like to spray down my sonís high chair, toys and other commonly touched surfaces with peroxide as well.
Baking Soda can be used to scour, use it on stainless steel pans, sinks, showers/toilets to remove stains, and odor.