What are the cheapest and easiest ways to green your home?

by Charise Rohm Nulsen

The Cheapest and Easiest Ways to Green Your HomeCongratulations! If you are thinking of greening your home, you are on the right track to enhancing and protecting your family’s health.

I know it can feel like you’re being the furthest thing from frugal when you decide to ditch large containers of bleach, Windex, and the like, but if you go green the right way, it will be cheap, easy, and life changing!

Why green my home?
The biggest reasons relate to the links between environmental exposures and pediatric diseases and cancer, as well as asthma, autism, and pregnancies resulting in developmental defects in babies.

Where can I buy inexpensive eco-friendly and non-toxic products?
Use Vitacost.com. Their slogan is that they take the cost out of healthy living, and I absolutely agree. Their products are heavily discounted, and I always feel like I am getting a great deal when I place an order there. If you use this link, you will get $10 off your first order, and I will get a $10 credit.

If I can only afford to buy THREE non-toxic products, what should I buy?
1. White Vinegar
Filling an old spray bottle with half white vinegar and half water (and a little essential oil like lavender or eucalyptus if you want it to smell pretty) is all you need to use to safely clean your entire home. One gallon of white vinegar should be priced at under $3, and it lasts a long time!

2. Baking Soda
If you need to give your cleaning mixture more scrubbing action, just add baking soda! A box of baking soda is also under $3.

3. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap
A 32 ounce bottle of Dr. Bronner’s lasts a very long time because a little goes a long way, and it is currently $15.29 on Vitacost. If you have a Trader Joe’s nearby, they always have the peppermint version of the soap for only $9.99! This soap can be used as body soap, baby soap, dish soap, hand soap, or shampoo. There is an amazing selection of scents, and you can’t find a more pure and non-toxic product.

What are your tips for the easiest and cheapest ways to go green? If you haven’t greened your home yet, what are your hesitations?

This post is linked up at Natural Living Monday, Natural Living Thursday, Friday Flash Blog Hop, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tuesday Greens, Simply Natural Saturdays.

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