Some of the suggestions are not appropriate for anyone with allergies. Hanging clothes or bed linens outside on the line will aggravate anyone with allergies. The pollen and DUST from the outdoors is brought into the house, then has to be removed.
Also, essential oils should also be used with care. I'm allergic to lavender, and floral scents also trigger sinus congestion and really bad headaches.
On the other hand, I do clean my tile floors with vinegar and water. The smell is gone in less than an hour. The first time I tried it, I was shocked to see how much brighter my floors looked. The floor cleaner I was using before left a hazy film on the tile and the floors never looked clean. With the vineger, they looked like new.
I have yet to find a really good bathroom cleaner - green or otherwise - that will take the hard water stains off my cultured marble shower stall.
- 5/7/2012 5:35:00 PM