Last week I shared some tips for cleaning your home with just baking soda, vinegar, and castille soap. Another way to continue to eliminate toxins while on the GAPS diet is to make changes in the personal products you use. Today I want to share with you what I use for deodorant. [Read more…]
While on the GAPS diet (or for anyone, really) it’s important to reduce the number of toxins you are exposed to. I switched to just using baking soda and vinegar for all my cleaning a little over a year ago in an attempt to reduce the number of chemicals around me and to save some money.
Overall, it has worked really well. I clean my countertops, mirrors, and sinks with a 50/50 blend of white vinegar and water. I use baking soda to scrub the toilet or soak pans with baked-on food. I mop my floors with vinegar and water. Vinegar is my usual choice of fabric softener in the laundry. It’s so nice to not breathe in noxious fumes while getting my cleaning done. Plus, baking soda and vinegar are extremely inexpensive, especially when compared to the cost of green cleaners which I had been previously using. [Read more…]