You’ve made the switch to eating healthier, whole foods, and you’re exercising regularly too, but have you considered that you may be subjecting your health, and possibly that of our family’s, to the dangers of chemical cleaning products?

The majority of store-bought household cleaners are loaded with harmful chemicals – and that doesn’t include just the obvious ones, like drain and oven cleaners, but even surface cleaners and air fresheners.

The average household contains some 62 toxic chemicals, environmental experts report. We’re exposed to them routinely — from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners. Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption and neurotoxicity.

How To Make An Easy Lemon Disinfectant Cleaner

Lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to its low pH and antibacterial properties. Plus, it smells great! There’s nothing that smells as refreshing as a lemon. Another plus is that lemons aren’t likely to cause damage to materials around what you are cleaning such as fabric or wood. Combine lemon’s amazing cleaning power with a simple alcohol and you have an inexpensive, powerful cleaner you can use virtually anywhere.

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