Are there any cleaners I can buy that don't smell when you use them. I have bad allergies and if I use Lysol or any similar cleaners I can't breath. I need cleaners for the bathroom and kitchen please. Is there anything that smells like flowers??
Posts: 213 | Location: MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007
Go all natural. Lysol(etc) is FULL of toxic chemicals, detergents and synthetic fragrance. I clean most of my house with vinegar (not a nice smell until it dries), you can add essential oils to it. I use LemonGrass Oil(4-5 drops)in my mop water (about 1 Cup vinegar: 1 Gallon water). Vinegar is a very good disinfectant, antibacterial, leaves no residue. Use same recipe to wipe down all surfaces, furniture, etc. I use it along w/ baking soda for jobs like bathroom, counters, kitchen sink. I even make a rinse for my hair (1 TBS to 2 cups water). And use it as a great fabric softener in the rinse cycle! No surfactants, fragrance, chemicals, SLS....!
KayTampa. IMO any comercial product that smells like flowers is the result of another chemical additive - not user or eco friendly.
Distilled (white) vinegar sanitizes. Baking soda not only absorbs odors, a paste cleans & whitens surfaces that might be compromised by harsher products. For decades I made my own window & glass cleaner: 2 drops of Dawn liquid to 1 part distilled vinegar & 2 parts water...adding rubbing alcohol reduces drying time. now I just spray on water & rub the surface with a dry microfiber cloth! But, I still use vinegar/water solution to clean larger surfaces (floors) and to prevent mold, weeds, etcThis message has been edited. Last edited by: tessa89,
Posts: 5029 | Location: NE of S.F. | Registered: Apr 13, 2006
"Method" products are great smelling! They are sold at most major stores such as Lowe's and Target and are great cleaning products and very affordable as well, I know I should be an ambassador for this company, but I'm not. They have window wash which smells like peppermint, antibacterial kitchen cleaner which smells like orange zest, wood cleaner in almond scent, hand cleaners in various scents, granite cleaners, laundry soaps, etc., even kids products! And they come out with new products all the time! So look for them online or at your favorite stores, I know you can find them at soap.com if you live in a rural area. They truly are a great eco-friendly company, that is doing good for this country!
Posts: 2 | Location: Tucson, AZ | Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Seventh generation has a line of unscented cleaners...some stores have them some don't. I think I got 6 packs from Amazon a few times, for their glass cleaner and all purpose unscented. That is to clean...but I use hydrogen peroxide and vinegar to disinfect...and use Spectrum Organic vinegar because it has much less of an odor to my nose in a spray bottle. Some vinegars are not grain based but actually a petroleum derivative...eww...those ones usually have a pungent odor to me....if it doesn't say grain based don't purchase!!! I use baking soda to scrub scrub scrub...and with vinegar and for drain cleaner, followed by boiling water.
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