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					Basic Shopping List Non-Toxic Cleaning                      White Vinegar
                                                            The cheapest is great for cleaning, it’s a mild acid to
By Teresa Rutherford composthappens@ozemail.com.au          neutralise grease and soap residue.
                                                               • Glass cleaner
*Always, Test On Small Area of material BEFORE USING           • Anti mould agent
                                                               • Mild disinfectant
Bicarb Soda (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda)
                                                               • Bleach
Cheap, many uses around the home, grandmother may
                                                               • Deodorant
have mixed it with water to cure heartburn that is how
safe it is.
   • Toothpaste
                                                            Washing Soda Crystals or
   • Remove stains                                          Powder
   • Softens water                                             •   Water Softener
   • Deodorant and deodoriser - Takes away offensive           •   Stain/grease remover
        smells instantly                                       •   Bath Salts
                                                               •   Drain Cleaner
Borax                                                          •   Degreaser
                                                               •   Silver tarnish remover
A natural occurring mineral salt BUT is poisonous when
swallowed.
   • Stain remover                                          Laundry Soap
   • Slight bleaching agent                                 Pure soap is not a detergent, it’s made from natural
   • Pest controller                                        products vegetable oils and animal fats; detergent is
   • Natural deodorant                                      made for coal tar and petroleum. Soap has many,
   • Fabric and Water softener                              many uses:
                                                               • Woolens
Eucalyptus oil                                                 • Kitchen
                                                               • Bathroom
It should be called ‘Wonder Stuff’ does the following
                                                               • Laundry
and more, keep out of children’s reach if swallowed it is
                                                               • Garden Spray
poisonous.
    • Toilet Cleaner
    • Cleaning bathroom sinks                               Salt
    • Wool wash                                             Lots & Lots of different uses some are:
    • Insect repellent                                         • Antiseptic/disinfectant
    • Removing grease, gum & Adhesive material from            • Abrasive
       paintwork                                               • Prevent colours running in wash
    • Removing stubborn stains from clothes                    • Scouring
    • Makes everything Smell Clean!!!
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Essential Oils                                              Extra Cleaning Aids
*There are many different types of Essential oils you can
use around the home that do the same job. The               Methylated Spirits
following are oils I choose, you may not like the smell;       •   Disinfectant
and smell is so personal.                                      •   Stain remover
                                                               •   General cleaner
REMEMBER: When using essential oils read the label,
some oils cannot be used when you are pregnant,             Cloudy Ammonia
others may burn the skin if they are not mixed with other
                                                            The fumes are a bit much so you have to be careful, not
oils. If your liver and kidneys are weak in any way check
                                                            sure why it’s classed as non toxic
with your doctor before using these oils.
                                                               • Floors
                                                               • Tiles
Lavender                                                       • Painted surfaces
   •   Antiseptic
                                                               • Woolens
   •   Antiviral
   •   Antifungal                                           Lemons
   •   Reduces inflammation
                                                               •   Mild bleach (for hair also)
   •   Heals skin cells
                                                               •   Deodorant
   •   Wounds
                                                               •   Cleaning agent
   •   Skin
   •   Stings
                                                            Olive Oil
                                                            For cleaning, it doesn’t need to be organic but why not
Tea Tree
                                                            support the organic industry anyway:
   •   Antibacterial
                                                               • For wood & leather
   •   Antifungal
                                                               • Furniture polish
   •   Antiviral
   •   Stimulates immune system                             Beeswax
   •   Healing for wounds
                                                               •   Furniture polish
Lemongrass                                                  Steel Wool
   •   Insect repellent
                                                            When the going gets tough, use Steel Wool
   •   Anti mould
                                                              • Removes stubborn dirt
   •   Antiseptic wash
   •   Skin infections
   •   Give you a lift


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