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1. Save Money
Just one gallon of vinegar will help produce more than 80 spray bottles of cleaning solutions!
2. Promote Healthy Living
Recent studies have shown that: exposure to household cleaning chemicals increases the likelihood of asthma among children. women exposed to glycol ethers (an ingredient found in glass cleaners and all-purpose spray cleaners) in their work environments were significantly more likely to have children with birth defects such as neural tube defects and cleft lip. even minute traces of some chemicals may affect processes like gene activation, hormone production and brain development in newborns.
3. Keep Kids & Pets Safe
Every year more than one million children are accidentally poisoned at home, and 70% of those cases involve substances used commonly in most homes such as cleaning products.
Our “veggie wash” recipes will help you remove potentially harmful contaminants and pesticides from fruits and vegetables.
Each year thousands of pets are harmed by ingestion of toxic garden products.
4. Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Mixing your own homemade solutions in an empty reusable spray bottle will reduce plastic container waste and the demand for petroleum-based products.
Commercial products require vasts amount of water, petroleum, power generation and transportation fuel to go from production to retailer.
5. Prevent Pollution and Protect Wildlife
According to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), more than two-thirds of streams tested were polluted with breakdown products of detergents and disinfectants.
Even when used properly, cleaners are rinsed down the drain and eventually released with the effluent of wastewater treatment plants or from septic tanks into our ground and surface waters.
Every day American households pour more than 32 million pounds of household cleaning products down their drains. That's almost 12 billion pounds of chemical waste annually!
6. Stop Generating Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Each year, the average American household generates and throws away more than 15 pounds of HHW (unused cleaning, gardening, paint and automotive products).
Every year more than 4.5 billion pounds of HHW is discarded into landfills and the environment.
7. Your Solutions Will be Cruelty-Free
You can rest assured that no bunnies (or monkeys or cats, for that matter) were harmed in the making of your own homemade solutions.