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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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116. Clean but green

It’s easy to get hooked on the latest domestic products that promise a life of ease and cleanliness, but do you really need them?

Whether you squirt, spray, mousse or wipe, commercial cleaners mean you’re adding to the chemical imprint on your home and the environment.

I used to know an elderly lady who kept her coffee cups pristine white with high-strength household bleach. She did in fact live to a ripe old age, but I never felt happy about her cleaning methods and what effect they might be having on her health!

These days there is probably a specialist coffee cup whitener on the market – there is an insatiable demand for ‘special’ cleaning products. But as fast as these come onto the supermarket shelves, more potentially ...

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