Let fresh or organic lemon juice and hot water clean up for you!
Studies have shown that multi-purpose cleaners contain detergents, solvents and disinfectants. Ammonia, ethylene, and other unreadable chemicals all wait for us in these cleaners and repeated exposure to them can affect the central nervous system.
Alternative: Mix 125 ml of pure vegetable-based soap (ideally in flake form) with four litres of hot water. Add 60 ml of lemon juice to add a scent and to help break down grease. After cleaning, rinse surfaces with fresh water. It should be fresh lemon juice or organic lemon juice!
If you want a stronger wash, double the amounts of soap and lemon juice.
Did you know that more bleach and detergents are released into the environment from household waste than during their manufacturing process? Try a scrub of cold water and table salt, applied with a cloth or scourer, works as well as bleach on cutlery and breadboards.
From: A Good Life by Leo Hickman