Everyone in our household has asthma. It’s well-controlled for all of us, but it does mean that when we get sick, it always ends up in the chest. Coughs galore for weeks on end. This happened at the top of the month with my daughter, whose asthma was ignored when we went into the doc initially. Now she’s back on oral steroids (briefly), and I’m doing my best to keep her from being overloaded with meds as they struggle to strengthen her lungs.
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One of the first things we wanted to tackle when we started to de-toxify our home was dishwasher detergent. It’s the item we’re most likely to consume, we use it every single day, and the list of ingredients on most brands is filled with things I cannot pronounce.
“How hard can it be?” we thought. And therein lies what has probably been the greatest saga in our household toward finding a green, chemical-free solution that works as well as the brands we were trying to replace.
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Tagged baking soda, chemical-free, Citric acid, citrus vinegar, Dishwasher, dishwasher detergent, DIY, Do it yourself, Environmental Working Group, Essential oil, eucalyptus, EWG, homelogic, homemade, ingredients, Kosher salt, Lemon, My Healthy Green Family, natural, Recipe, Sodium bicarbonate