Obesogen-Fighting Recipes

In my last post, I talked about obesogens, chemicals that alter the way your body controls weight.

These toxins have also been linked to allergies, infertility, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and more.

Today I'm sharing two more easy tips (recipes actually) for reducing your exposure to obesogens and other harmful chemicals.


D.I.Y. All-Natural Household Cleaners
Most commercial cleaners are overkill for what you need and unnecessarily expose you and our planet to harmful chemicals. Making your own all-natural, non-toxic, effective and eco-friendly cleaners is easy, quick and cheap.  
 
All-Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils
Use this cleaner on countertops, floors, toilets, shower stalls, etc. Do not use on marble. If you're unsure about a surface, spot test it.
 
Many essential oils, like clove, eucalyptus, lavender and lemongrass, not only smell great but also have antimicrobial properties, which means they kill or inhibit bacteria, viruses and fungi.

As some oils are more effective at killing bacteria and others are better virus fighters, it's beneficial to use a combination of oils.
 
--1 clean 32-ounce spray bottle (new, not previously used for anything else)
--1 cup filtered water
--1 cup white vinegar
--2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol (optional - helps with evaporation)
--8-10 total drops of essential oils such as tea tree, rosemary, eucalyptus, lemon, lemongrass, cinnamon, clove, spruce and grapefruit
 
Mix all the ingredients in the spray bottle. Shake well before using.
 
Note: Essential oils are highly concentrated so don't go overboard. Although they are natural, they should be used with caution and kept out of children's reach.
 
Window & Glass Cleaner
--1 clean 32-ounce spray bottle
--1/4 cup white vinegar
--1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent
--2 cups water
 
Mix all the ingredients in the spray bottle. Shake well before using.

Note: The soap cuts the wax residue from commercial brands you may have used.

To Living Clean!