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Old 02-13-2006, 07:30 PM   #31
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Thanks for the info. I'm not keen on my bleach/water mix because I don't like the smell. I guess if vinegar is as good, I'll just use that. I already use vinegar/water mix for the kitchen, so why not both.

I have an unopened bottle of bleach. I recently heard on the news that after a year it's no longer good and I've had it longer than that. How do I properly dispose of it? (I want to call the lcoal Solid Waste Authority, but I've not gotten that far yet.)

Leah, Method, I think is Target's line of natural cleaners.

I'm slowly moving towards natural/organic stuff as I run out of the regular stuff. I've been using the Trader Joe's dish soap, but the suds don't seem to last as long as the Pamolive. However, seeing that Palmolive isn't very natual and it comes from a company that uses practices that I find repulsive, I will no longer buy it.

I think I'll look into the suggestions here. One of the natural foods stores I shop at has natural cleaning products as well. The next time I go, I'll look.

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:45 PM   #32
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Super Walmart carries Method here.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:29 PM   #33
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Leah, Method, I think is Target's line of natural cleaners.
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I've been using the Trader Joe's dish soap, but the suds don't seem to last as long as the Pamolive. However, seeing that Palmolive isn't very natual and it comes from a company that uses practices that I find repulsive, I will no longer buy it.
Such as what?? or do I want to know? and who is the company?
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:41 PM   #34
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Default Re: Why not bleach?

We make our own dishsoap mix brommers soap with vinager and some lemon EO

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Old 03-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #35
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i've had success using oxyclean on mildew and for whitening clothes. and oxyclean now comes in a liquid version which is a bit more expensive but i totally prefer it to the powder.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:00 PM   #36
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I have liquid oxyclean. I will try it on my shower mildew. That's a great idea!
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:22 PM   #37
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I LOVE methods cleaning supplies and I just ran and checked the dishwashing detergent and there is no bleach in it!!
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Old 03-25-2006, 04:33 PM   #38
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Thanks - if I can pull ds away from the sink, we;re going to go to Target tonight!
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Old 06-03-2006, 10:52 PM   #39
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Super Walmart carries Method here.
I think I saw it at Wegman's supermarket, too.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:30 AM   #40
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Leah, to the best of my knowlege (mostly from a PETA list) Proctor and Gamble tests on animals. That is not something I want to support. Also, I just like the all-natural-ness of the dish soap, as I don't need to eat off of whatever chemicals could be sticking to the plates and glasses, etc. after I washed and rinsed them.

I do still use color-safe bleach for my clothes. I pull it out for the tough stuff, usually. In the past, I have had some on my hands (if it drips, I wipe it on some clothes in the washer) and it has caused my hands to itch, as though my skin is reacting to the chemicals. Ew.

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Old 06-20-2006, 04:43 PM   #41
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I knew that about Proctor and Gamble and don't purchase their products...I did not know that was the company that was in question on this thread. Thanks for the explanation, though...I a gree with you!
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:52 AM   #42
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You know those ads that say "X" product kills 99.9% of germs, etc.? Well, I found out that vinegar does too. So for me it comes down to using something that is totally harmless (vinegar) or something potentially harmful (bleach, chemicals, etc.) because both do the same job. So I chose to go with vinegar or products made by 7th Generation, etc., that are safe.
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:26 AM   #43
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A thought on shower/tub mildew...I think the reason bleach may seem to be more effective at killing mildew/mold is because it kills it and bleaches the stain. Starting with a bleached/new shower curtain, I've found TTO and water or vinegar very effective in keeping the mildew off.
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Old 08-06-2006, 07:25 PM   #44
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So maybe if I do a Tilex treatment, I can make it my last one and use TTO and vinegar to keep it clean...?
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Old 08-14-2006, 09:38 PM   #45
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After reading this, I bought oxy-clean for my tiles/grout. (We have a lot--and like others, live in FL with lots of mildew.)
http://www.askthebuilder.com/531-Cle...n-Bleach.shtml

I'll let you know how it works. . . once I actually clean my shower/bathroom/kitchen tiles!

I've been *very* happy w/ vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. I use it for almost all of my cleaning. I have some blue window cleaner leftover that I'll use 'til it's gone. (And a few clorox wipes. *Blush* But they are only for the quick-n-dirty cleaning that sometimes needs to be done. . .)

I add peppermint eo to my hydrogen peroxide. I don't know whether it cuts down on its effectiveness, but it sure smells yummy! *L*
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