Detox 13 Washing dishes, using less detergent

When you wash dishes by hand, it’s necessary to stand over the sink breathing in hot vapours from the water.  If you use a commercial detergent that is highly scented, you will be breathing in a harmful cocktail of chemicals. Therefore, use as little detergent as possible, and be selective in the type of detergent you buy, choosing one that is environment-friendly and has the least amount of chemicals.  The same applies to the detergent used in a dishwasher.

Water is the cheapest and most effective cleaner available, and when hot, is usually sufficient to wash dishes — especially if your meal has not contained greasy fats or oils.

A little vinegar added to the rinsing water gives dishes, cutlery and glasses extra sparkle, by removing all traces of detergent.

Give the sink a final wipe over with vinegar to leave a clean, streak and smudge-free surface.

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About chemicalfreehome

My interest in chemical free living began in 1983 when I was accidentally soused in pesticide from an aircraft. I became seriously ill with life-threatening weight loss and severe pain; however, over a period of years I regained my health and gradually evolved a new lifestyle regarding the use of chemicals in our home. When I realised that other people were concerned about the effects of chemicals on health I decided to turn a negative into a positive and so wrote my best-selling book 'Chemical Free Home' published by Black Inc in Melbourne. I have been amazed by the response of all age groups, as everyone is affected by chemicals to some degree, and everyone benefits by reducing their use. In this blog I hope to suggest ways in which you too can create a healthier home environment.
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