Baking Soda

One of the questions I get asked a lot by people who are not sensitive to chemicals is: [eyebrows raised] [voice high-pitched with panic] “How do you clean your home? Well, the answer is, I use Sabco cleaning cloths and kits, they have special cloths for glass areas, drying surfaces, and even dust magnet mitts; a Dyson handheld vacuum, for the car and tiny clean ups; a Dyson Barrel Vacuum, the Animal one (I’ll blog more about this later); Herbon Fragrance Free Dishwashing Liquid, which I use to wash the car, the floors, anything that needs hot soapy water, and yes, even the dog; Herbon Fragrance Free Surface Spray, which contains Ethanol, therefore, it’s used sparingly, but if I need to give an area a good clean, that’s what I (or whichever people I rope in to do it for me) use (when I recovered a while back, it wasn’t a problem but last year when my health crashed, using it caused hell on my sinuses, but hey, if a woman needs to clean, whack on a mask, get out the gloves and get to it, I always say!); zeolite powder and granules, used to absorb chemical vapours and odours outgassing from various areas; vinegar, an all round disinfectant, anti-mould deterrent and toilet cleaner (it’s relatively cheap; we go through a couple of litres a week, in between the cleaning and clothes washing–makes a great fabric softener too) and of course, good ol’ bicarbonate of soda, which we use for everything!

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this fantastic article <3

    ~ Harefield Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  2. Cleaning house with natural cleaners is easier and they don’t stink. I don’t have to wonder what cleaner to use in different areas – my homemade cleaner disinfects as well as shines a mirror.

  3. Good to know! Going natural for cleaning is inexpensive and good for the environment.

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