Green Alternatives to Cleaning With Antibacterial Products

December 27th, 2013

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Swap antibacterial cleaning products for green alternatives. Source: stock.xchng.

For those looking to go green in Foster City, one of the simplest entries into the green lifestyle is to change out your household cleaning products. If you’re ready to jump right in, get rid of antibacterial cleaning products; not only are they not more effective than some of the green alternatives below, they are also linked to the development of resistant bacteria!

  • Wash your hands frequently and be thorough when you do so. The type of soap used has not been proven to make a difference. It is the quality and frequency of hand washing that reduces the spread of illness in everyday settings.
  • Keep two separate spray bottles: one of white vinegar and one of three percent hydrogen peroxide. Either one can be sprayed first, but what’s important is that spraying these together makes a powerful solution for disinfecting.
  • With a teaspoon of borax, two tablespoons of white vinegar, two cups of hot water, 1/4 teaspoon of lavender essential oil, and three drops tea tree essential oil, you can scrub nearly every hard surface, from gas stove top to your beautiful stone countertops. The only hard surface you shouldn’t apply this mixture to is glass.

Once you are done cleaning don’t forget to tell your friends about how to enjoy the ultimate luxury the green way, here at The Plaza!

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