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Dirt andChemicals

Natural dirt isdirt picked up from hiking in the mud or tracked in by our children. Althoughthat dirt might send us scurrying for the broom and dustpan, it won’t hurt us.

And then there issweet and sticky, the residue of those jelly-coated fingers on the way to bewashed. At best, it needs a warm washrag. At worst, sweet and sticky willattract ants and flies.

Despite what wemight think from the hundreds of cleaning products on the market, there are onlyseven dirty problems that confrontthe normal household:

Natural dirtsare:

  • Sweet and sticky
  • Grease
  • Mold
  • Scale from lime
  • Stains
  • Metal corrosion

Most natural dirtsincluding sweet and sticky can be removed by soap and warm water.  

The remainder canbe cleaned with some of the many green products on the market now or we can makeour own cleaning products from recipesthat utilize such basically harmless and cheap materials as salt, baking soda,and vinegar.

Smells and Chemicals

But want aboutsmells? How does “clean” smell?

Of course,chemical cleansers smell nice. We can even buy bleach that smells good now.

Why do they smellnice? Ironically it is because they have chemicals added to mask the smell ofthe other chemicals.

Clean is really notthe odor of air fresheners or the smell of pine.

Actually cleanhas no smell. And clean should never be able to hurt us.

So when will weknow our house is clean?

Probably when ithas no odor at all.

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Note: Before using these green cleansers,try them in an unobtrusive place to make certain they do no damage.

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