Sal Suds, our biodegradable household cleaner developed by my dad Jim, is my go-to product for cleaning my house. I clean everything with it. Dishes, laundry, floors, bathrooms, pre-stain laundry treatment. I always travel with a 2 oz. bottle of it, and I always need it for something. For its multitude of uses, see the Sal Suds Dilution Cheat Sheet.
A dirty oven and stovetop is a sign of a used oven and stovetop, and that is a good thing. I’m thrilled people are cooking. What I’m not thrilled with is the unnecessary intensity of store-bought stovetop and oven cleaners. The task certainly needs to be done regularly and I’m glad to share with you my best—and oft used—tips and tricks for how to clean an oven and stovetop safely and simply.
When it comes to health matters, the topic of food toxins we should avoid tends to generate much discourse. However, the same isn’t necessarily true for the products we use on our bodies and in our homes. It should: many of the products we put on our skin, the body’s largest organ, get absorbed into our bodies. As with body care products, toxins found in common cleaners can also find their way into our bodies.
My carpets have left me speechless.
Normally such speechlessness surrounding carpets stems more from, “What in the name of all that is pure and spotless is that?” Which is exactly how this situation started. This was a good number of years ago.