Home-Made Asthma Friendly Cleaners

Home-Made Asthma Friendly Cleaners

May 5, 2020


These non-toxic cleaners are cheap and easy to make from supplies at home and are a great way to clean the house and decrease asthma triggers!


The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends mixing 2 cups of vinegar, 2 cups of hot water, 1/2 cup of salt, and 1 cup of Borax to make a powerful disinfectant and cleaner. For a gentler solution, great for removing water deposit stains and cleaning bathroom surfaces, mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into 1/2 gallon of water.


Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into a 16oz spray bottle and top it off with water. Add 3-4 drops of liquid laundry detergent to prevent streaking and shake to mix. Spray, and use a lint-free rag or newspaper to wipe for streak-free windows! 


Try sprinkling baking soda onto porcelain surfaces that need scrubbed. Then, add a few drops of liquid castile soap and scrub with a damp sponge. Rinse the cleaned area with water to avoid leaving a hazy film.


At least once per week, vacuum all floors and dust throughout. Use a microfiber cloth to dust or put a few drops of olive oil on a soft fabric and use to polish surfaces.


First, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the clogged drain. Then, pour 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let the drain bubble for 3-5 minutes. Boil some water while you wait. Then, pour about a quart of boiling water down the drain. Repeat if needed. You can also use a drain snake for more stubborn clogs.


Mix together a paste of lemon juice and salt, or vinegar and salt. Scrub the paste into the mold and mildew areas. Dry the area when you are done.


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|2020-05-05T09:36:57-04:00May 5th, 2020|CINH The Connection resources|Comments Off on Home-Made Asthma Friendly Cleaners

About the Author: Aaron Zych

Aaron Zych
Aaron Zych, MPH is the Project Management Coordinator for WISE Indiana. He also works heavily with the Connections IN Health team at Indiana CTSI. Aaron has played a major role in developing and maintaining the WISE Indiana COVID-19 Daily Digest and contributes heavily to the Connections IN Health County Engagement Project. His work drives his passion for data collection and data visualization.

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