One of my favorite subjects to talk about is taking care of the planet. We are responsible for what happens on and to our planets including the people, animals, plants, land, air, water, and the atmosphere.

We have an opportunity to do things differently than in the past or we can continue to rape and pillage our world.

A simple solution is to stop using chemicals that are harmful; according to science, everything is made up of chemicals. Granted many chemicals can be helpful or harmful depending on how they are used.  Hydrogen can be part of water or a bomb that kills and maims thousands.

Let’s start with our cleaning products.

While bleach, ammonia, abrasives cleaners and detergent clean well. They often have strong odors, chemicals that don’t break down and can be damaging to the lungs, skin and eyes.

I like to work with products you know the names of like vinegar, baking soda, and lemons. Yes, they too can hurt your eyes and skin and you cannot ingest you much of them, yet they make wonderful gentle cleansers that really work.

One of my favorite and simple recipes:

Kitchen Sink Cleanser

Wet the surface. Use a small amount of baking soda or salt. For hard to get off stains, you can add a bit of Castile soap or Borax. Gently scrub with a soft cloth or non-abrasive scrubber.

It’s amazing how sparkly and clean your surfaces will get without any harsh smells or damage to your pipes—your kitchen plumbing as well as your bodily plumbing (trachea and lungs).

If you’re in Utah, I’ll be demonstrating making DIY cleanser at the CraftlakeCity DIY Festival at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City, August 12-14, 2016. Come find me in the STEM building.

Let me know how you like it below! I’d also love to read about other awesome recipes. You can purchase my DIY cleaning recipes booklet in my shop.