A Note About Safety
These natural cleaning solutions are free from unregulated neurotoxins and other things we don’t like to talk about, but that doesn't mean that there wouldn’t be consequences if they were digested. Anything you use to clean your home should be used with care and common sense. Remember: Essential oils contain VOCs, too. That’s why you can smell them! They're not synthetic, they don't build up in our bodies, and they're not known carcinogens, but they are highly concentrated and should be used sparingly and in small doses. I use rubber gloves when I'm cleaning, even if I'm only using baking soda and vinegar. All of these products should be kept away from children.

Text excerpted from Simple Matters: Living with Less and Ending Up with More. Copyright © 2016 by Erin Boyle. Reproduced by permission of Abrams.

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