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Lysol Alternative

Hi There! I am looking for a natural alternative to lysol disinfectant spray...a spray that is healthier for my family but can disinfect large areas like lysol does. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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I use distilled vinegar with a little essential oil in it. All of my floors are cleaned with that, so the little ones can play and crawl and I have nothing to worry about.

Remember that not all bacrteria is bad, and it actually increases the immune system strength.

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P.- i use products by melaleuca. i loooove them, they are safer for people and better for the environment. even my cleaning lady said it was better than anything she had used before. if you are interested in trying some let me know and i can set you up with buying some. they aren't sold in stores.

Chlorox Anywhere disinfectant is safe for kids and pets. It smells like chlorine because it uses chlorine as the disinfectant. Pretty safe as we swim in chlorinated pool water. You can get them in Target or grocery stores, walmart etc. Babyganics also is good. Find them in BabysRUs.

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Hello P.,
I use all safe, green products from a company called Melaluca. Not only do I use them but you can promote others to use them and make some money doing so. The products are great and safe. I got into it because my housekeeper burned her lungs using products with ammonia and bleach as Windex, and many products have. If you are interested, you can call me anytime at ###-###-#### L. Tannenbaum, Agoura Hills.

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Have you thought of going green with ALL of your household cleaners? The best thing you can do for you and your family is to switch to healthier alternatives; 7th Generation, Bio-Kleen, Planet, Method, Shaklee, etc. We run a Green household and have for many, many years and the switch is not that hard. We use Planet for our dish soap, Charlies or Maggies Soap Nuts ( I am in LOVE with these!!)for our laundry and Shaklee, 7th Generation, Bio-Kleen, Earth Friendly Products (they make a great alternative to bleach, OXO Brite) and distilled Vinegar to clean the house. I use Thieves Oil from Young Living which is incredible for a myriad of things; anti-bacterial, coughs, household cleaner, etc. Did you know that all of the toxic fumes from your commercial household cleaners leach out from the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom and spread through the whole house so that EVERYONE breathes them in? Shocking, right?!

We also use non-toxic personal care for the whole family. For mom and dad we use Lavera shampoos and skincare, 100% pure body lotions, Pangea soaps, Terresentials deodorants and body wash and Spry toothpaste. I use only non-toxic makeup like Lavera, Afterglow and 100% Pure. For the kids I use Earth Mama Angel Baby, Weleda, and The Natural Dentist toothpaste.

There are many great Green books out there and a personal favorite is, Healthy Child Healthy World (www.healthychild.org)

I have a store, Belly Sprout, where we carry some of these products, like Charlies, Maggies Soap Nuts, Weleda, Earth Mama, etc. We also opened up a non-toxic Beauty Bar where we offer mini-facials and makeup applications using only natural, organic products. We have an event coming up on October 11th. Check out our site for more info on green living (www.bellysprout.com).

You can get so many products now at Target, Henrys, Costco and even some local grocery stores!

At first it may seem daunting to make the switch, but products and information are much more accessible now than even a few years ago. You and your family will be healthier for it! If you have ANY questions, contact me. I love helping families to choose healthier options and this is what I do daily at my store! Good luck!

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Hi P.,

I use Sol-U-Guard BotanicalĀ® Disinfectant from Melaleuca,
it is EPA approved and 99.99% effective against most bacteria. You can read about it here:

http://www.melaleuca.com/ps/index.cfm?f=ps.productDetail&...

I'd be happy to get you more info on non-toxic and non-caustic products :)

www.SaferIsBetter.com/Lisaz

:) L.

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I use distilled vinegar with a little essential oil in it. All of my floors are cleaned with that, so the little ones can play and crawl and I have nothing to worry about.

Remember that not all bacrteria is bad, and it actually increases the immune system strength.

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I use white vinegar as well. It's cheap, effective, and you can use it for so many purposes. I dislike the smell of vinegar, though, so I add a couple of drops of an essential oil (lemon is my favorite) to my spray bottle of vinegar. It makes the kitchen smell wonderful!

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Vinegar works well.

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Hi P.! I'd recommend using Melaleuca's Sol-U-Guard Disinfecting Spray! You can order it threough Melaleuca, which i can show you how to do. Its a Botanical Disinfectant so it doesn't smell chemically and won't cause asthma or other breathing problems. It's "99.99% effective against household germs- including salmonella, staph, and pseudomonas." You can use it all over your house and its eco-friendly, and safe for your family and home! please feel free to contact me to find out more information and/or learn about Melaleuca's line of eco-friendly cleaning and household products! good luck!

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Hi P.-

You should get in touch with me. I am involved with a company that you order factory direct at 30-40% discount...and ALL the cleaning supply line, Ecosense, are environmentally safe for your family and pets! They DO NOT use formaldehyde, phosphates, amnonias, chorine bleach, aerosol or other harsh ingredients. I have a 3 month and 19 month and 1 dog and have been using these products for well over 1 year now and understand the importance of using same products that actually work! The laundry line even gets the poop stains out of my childrens cloth diapers!! They are awesome. The products use alternatives like tea tree oil, natural enzymes, baking soda and citrus solvents. My Lysol substitute is called Sol-U-Guard Botanical Disinfectant. It kills everything! If you are interested in learning about these products and more which you could then order on line at discount, get in touch. The company carries everything from household, an exclusive Nicole Miller cosmetic line, vitamins, weight management, nutrition, etc...there are hundreds of products. You should check us out!!

C.

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Try vinegar. It is all natural and there are many uses. Here is a website that will help. They recommend using full strength vinegar in a spray bottle for disinfecting.

http://www.vinegartips.com/cleaning/

M.

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Chlorox came out with a disinfectant last year called Anywhere, which is safe around children and pets. There is also a complete line of cleaners by Babyganics. You can find them at Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, or buy them online. I've also heard that Method makes some good stuff, but I've never used it.

My son's kdgn teacher uses eucalyptus oil in the classroom to keep the air disinfected. She swears it really works! Good luck!!

Check out the line of products from Method. Available at some Bed Bath and Beyonds otherwise on line purchase. Has all kinds of cleaning supplies including wipes, sprays and detergents. Environmentally friendly and non toxic. Also has a line of skin care products for everyone.

Yes there are products that are way better and healthier. Email me at ____@____.com

I like using hydrogen peroxide.

I use rubbing alcohol 70% for just about everything...even bug spray. Winged critters crash fast, but the giant mutant floor stomping cockroaches here in Hawaii take a full-on chase and drowning!

Check with your pediatrician and Mother Earth magazine (www.MotherEarthNews.com)for alternatives!

My son's Kindergarten teacher introduced me to Melaluca products. The company's main ingredient is tea tree oil. Sol-u-guard uses thyme oil and other natural, environmentally friendly disinfectants. I have found Melaluca to be amazingly effective in cleaning and being non-irritating to sensitive eyes and nose. It is used in residential, commercial, medical and daycare facilities. I use the laundry products and household cleaners. There are also nutritional and first aid products. You can find them at www.melaluca.com

Shaklee has some wonderful alternatives to harsh chemicals, including a product called Germ Off which is essentially non-toxic lysol... Let me know if you'd like more specific info! ~C.

Clorox Anywhere - safe to use around kids and pets.

http://www.clorox.com/products/overview.php?prod_id=ahsds#

Chlorox Anywhere disinfectant is safe for kids and pets. It smells like chlorine because it uses chlorine as the disinfectant. Pretty safe as we swim in chlorinated pool water. You can get them in Target or grocery stores, walmart etc. Babyganics also is good. Find them in BabysRUs.

Vinegar is a great disinfectant. Tea tree oil, too.
For cleaning, you should try the vinegar (cut it with water and add some essential oil for a better scent, as suggested below) and to spray the air, try a few drops of tea tree oil in some water.

White vinegar. Use 1cup in the car to get rid of smoke smell,or in a room. You can spray it/and wipe off of surfaces to clean (dilute it). 1cup per load of laundry/no soap will keep color from fading. Vinegar does have it's own smell, but for only 20 min or so.

There is a no wipe product called Pursue that can be used all over. we-us.mychoices.biz

http://www.lysol.com/

It's completely up to you, and as it smells I would guess first hand that it would be unhealthy...but check out the first thing on the website--#1 pediatrician recommended brand. Says something for it maybe a little?

P.- i use products by melaleuca. i loooove them, they are safer for people and better for the environment. even my cleaning lady said it was better than anything she had used before. if you are interested in trying some let me know and i can set you up with buying some. they aren't sold in stores.

I just started using BabyGanics (Organic All-Purpose Household Cleaner: Non-toxic & Safe for use around Children & Pets). I bought it at Babiesrus. =)

I use plain old Vinegar and Water to clean and disinfect my house. Sometimes a little bleach and water to disinfect really tough things.

It's way cheaper than buying cleaning products and since it's all natural, it doesn't hurt the environment or our bodies.

I mostly use a ratio of 50/50 vinegar and water on EVERYTHING! It works great on windows, floors, wood, mirrors. I even used it yesterday to disinfect my sons mattress (he peed on it).

I keep several spray bottles of it throughout the house.

And I have converted a few of my friends to using Vinegar as well. My sons preschool teacher tried it the other week and was amazed at how much cleaner her windows and floors were.

And if you are concerned about the smell, it only lingers until the surface you sprayed dries. You can also add natural scented oils into the bottle to help with the smell. I like to put Rose or Ginger or Plumeria.

And since it is not harmful to our bodies, you don't come away from cleaning having to cough up a lung or with teary eyes from all the chemicals in cleaning products.

http://www.vinegartips.com/cleaning/

Hi P.,
I have the perfect natural alternative to lysol for you. It's water! Kangen Water. This water has a pH of 2.6 which makes it a disinfectant, completely safe to use in your home.

You can find out more about it here: http://kangenwaterworks4u2.com/affsites/global/movie.php?m=4

After seeing this you might like to visit the website that it comes from www.KangenWaterWorks4u2. I am happy to send you more information about this wonderful water and the unit that makes it right in your own kitchen. You'll also save money ~ no more store bought bottled water needed. And yes you can spray and use it in large areas in complete safety. Even better than Lysol, you can use it on your food (fruit, vegetables, and all meat) to eliminate harmful bacteria before preparing. (See the video above)

I am a grandmother of 3 and have sprayed this 2.6 on the stomach and face of my grandaughter to eliminate a skin rash similar to psoriasis. Worked great!!!

Need more information? Let me know. (____@____.com)
Hope you find this helpful.

Young Essentials makes an incredible product called Thieves Household Cleanser. It is a concentrate made of essential oils. You can dilute it in a spray bottle or put some in a bucket with water. It is a natural disinfectant made of essential oils. You can purchase it on-line at http://www.youngliving.us/products.asp. The most amazing thing about this product is that it kills mold and stops it from coming back. There was mold all over the bathroom ceiling after a tenant moved out. I sprayed Thieve Household Cleanser all over the ceiling and then scrubbed it. It was better but had a long way to go Every day it went away more and more. Now I use it all the time the clean and disinfect the shower. It smells good and is non-toxic.
J., a mother and grandmother who uses non-toxic cleaners

i use a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water to disinfect/clean.

Take a look at Shaklee products. They have been offering quality products for over 30 years. I have been using Basic H for years for ALL my cleaning. It is great. (even got Vaseline out of the carpet!) they have wipes too. Yes, their line is a bit more expensive but, it lasts a very long time and I feel better about cleaning my house with natural products. go to shaklee.com for more info.

try this green works all purpose spray...it works really well... i use it alot to clean my sons walker and tray. it says its made with all natural ingredients... :]

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