Why You Should NOT be Using Hand SanitizersPosted: June 12, 2015 Filed under: Non-Toxic Choices | Tags: #healthy living, #non-toxic cleaning Leave a comment
34 years ago I had a month long bout with antibiotic resistant pneumonia. Had I not finally began responding to the IV super antibiotics they gave me I would have died. Not long after that I gave up dairy, wheat and soy…haven;t had an infection since. BUT it could happen to you, please minimize your use of antibiotics unless YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK! We do not need to be germ free, we build an immune system through exposure to a germ filled environment. Children nowadays have compromised immune system, in part because most are malnourished, and because we keep them so darn clean!
The concern about superbugs centers around a chemical ingredient found in many antibacterial products called triclosan. Triclosan is not found in most hand sanitizers, but it is found in many antibacterial hand soaps and cleansers.
Recent studies have found that the chemical may alter the way hormones work in the body, according to the Federal Drug Administration, and may also contribute to “bacterial resistance to antibiotics” or superbugs. Triclosan is not considered an essential ingredient for many products and its use is currently under review by the FDA and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Soap and water is generally the best option – It’s best to wash hands with soap and water when you can, according to the CDC. Studies show that soap and water are more effective than sanitizers at removing certain types of germs, including norovirus, the highly contagious virus often called the “stomach flu.”
Great Uses for Cream of TartarPosted: September 19, 2013 Filed under: Non-Toxic Choices | Tags: #non-toxic cleaning Leave a comment
Cream of tartar is one of nature’s best bleaching agents. Cream of tartar, a.k.a “crusted wine,” is mixed with baking soda to create baking powder (bet you didn’t know that.. okay, some of you probably did, you smartypants). While it is an acid, it’s not harmful. It’s an acidic salt which comes from grapes.
Use a few tablespoons of cream of tartar with hot water or hydrogen peroxide and clean any aluminum pans which have discoloration or any rusty drains, pans, or stains.
Do you have copper kettles? Mix some cream of tarter with lemon juice and rub the copper with it. Rinse and be amazed!
How about a porcelain sink, tub, commode? Rub the porcelain surfaces with cream of tartar and watch the stains disappear.
Fabric stains? No prob. Mix a few teaspoons of cream of tartar with some glycerin and use like spray-and-wash. The results? Well, I’m here to tell you that this stuff cured the ring around Joshua’s shirt collars.
Just need a great nonabrasive cleaner? Mix 2 teaspoons of vinegar and 2 teaspoon of cream of tartar in a small dish (use 3 or 4 teaspoons of vinegar and 3 or 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar if you have more items to clean). Apply with your cleaning rag or scrub brush and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scrub. Wash with hot soapy water.