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Registered: 10-17-2009
Thu, 08-16-2012 - 1:53pm
What cleaning products do you use when pregnant? I got the green works multi purpose cleaner because I figured it would be safer for me to use but the smell makes me sick, so I'm looking for a different option. I'm open to buying or making them, I just need something safe that isn't overpowering.
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Registered: 11-14-2010
In reply to: nutmeg4189
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 12:00pm

I buy Shaklee cleaning products.  They are an all-natural, green company that has been around since the 60s. 

If you want more info, this is the link to my distributor's shaklee site:  :-)

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Registered: 12-21-2003
In reply to: nutmeg4189
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 5:42pm
I pretty much only use vinegar and baking soda based cleaning stuff that I make and add essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, or eucalyptus oil to.
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Registered: 08-28-2006
In reply to: nutmeg4189
Sun, 08-19-2012 - 7:37pm
I always use vinegar and water but i add a teaspoon of eucalyptus oil to the mix also. The smell is yummy and it's fantastic for antibacterial and also anything sticky or greasy.

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Registered: 09-13-2003
In reply to: nutmeg4189
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 11:14pm
I have a very precocious 3-year-old which made me re-think the way I clean early on. I make my cleaning stuff... so easy to do and its all natural. I don't have to worry about here getting into stuff.

My favorite is all-purpose cleaner made from vinegar. Mix 8 oz. warm water with 8 oz. white vinegar into a spray bottle. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and the light vinegar smell disappears once it dries.

Here are links to a few other things I make and use:
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Registered: 07-05-2005
In reply to: nutmeg4189
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 8:37am
Hi Megan,

I really like Method cleaners (I buy them at Target). They have a really gentle smell and most ingredients are non-toxic and environmentally friendly. The strong smells of other cleaners really made me sick during pregnancy too but these ones didn't seem to bother me at all. Good luck finding something that works for you!

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