Some of the main items that go into shopping carts are household cleaners. These also happen to be the items that increase in price faster than kids can get dirty. The ads make household cleaning products appear to be miracles in a bottle. What they don't say is that the harsh chemicals in their products can cause skin rashes, allergies, asthma attacks and trouble breathing, in general.
Mother Earth Living is a magazine with a wealth of information. The articles are about life on the homestead, how to build a hen house, the proper way to can fruits and vegetables, how to build a pond and whatever a person wanted to know, but didn't know who to ask.
Mother Earth Living online has provided a list of natural cleaning products and a recipe for cleaning drapes, carpets, floors, windows, laundry and more. Included in the natural products are fresh lemons, vinegar, baking soda, borax, washing soda and club soda. Click on the link to go directly to the page on using natural cleaners.
Children are plagued by something in the detergent, but no one can figure out what. Maybe it's time to change to natural ingredients that work as good or better than those filled with 10-14 chemicals that no one can pronounce.