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Re: [BKARTS] MSDS Vinegar



While we are on this tnagent, I have also found diluted dish-washing
detergent and diluted listerine basically take care of most garden pests.

Mimi
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Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: MSDS Vinegar


> Besides distilled white vinegar, let's remember that baking soda in place
of powdered commercial cleanser (e.g. Comet) works really well -- and
polishes at the same time.
>
> Ginnie
>
>
> > I was asked off list by several people for how to use vinegar as a
> > household cleaner, and thought that others here might benefit. I'm sorry
> > its not directly book related, but does end the MSDS thread with some
> > helpful information.
> >
> > Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and antibacterial. It is also
> > non-toxic, and safe around children and pets. Use about a 1/2 cup of
> > vinegar in your mop pail for floors. Also, when washing toilets and
> > sinks, use it undiluted. It takes time to get used to vinegar instead of
> > detergents, but you'll find that, after a few months, normal floor
> > detergents and soaps will be both acrid to your nose, and smell
> > terrible. Its also much cheaper than corrosive sprays and poisonous
> > floor cleaners.
> >
> > We use washing soda and borax on our clothing, because it is non-toxic
> > and cleans just as well as regular detergent. Normal soap has glass dust
> > added to the solution as a "whitener" or a "brightener", and also has
> > harsh chemicals added to "lift" stains from clothing. I have sensitive
> > skin, and these abrasives added to commercial detergent makes my skin
> > itchy. I have also noticed that the perfumes and chemicals used in
> > commercial cleaners also make my nose hurt, after not having used them
> > for so long. Its kind of strange, that most people get so used to the
> > smells around them, that they no longer notice them. I anticipate that
> > sooner than later they will discover that common household cleaners are
> > a big cause of athsma, and other common ailments.
> >
> > I hope this helps. I know that we are all relatively environmetnally
> > responsible people...perhaps this may bring us a bit closer to our goal
> > of environmetnal sustainability too.
> >
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