While you may think this trait is fantastic because I can lead you to any BBQ in town or accurately point out a smelly offender in an elevator, this trait has actually been a curse. Smells overpower me and can quickly lead to headaches. The worse offender is cleaning supplies.
When cleaning my home I use to wear masks to try and save myself from the stench of chemicals but I usually ended up with a headache anyways. I thought of trying DIY cleaning products but was a little hesitant because I wasn't sure if they would clean as well as the hardcore chemicals I was currently using. A few months ago I decided to give it a try.
After some searching I decided to try the all purpose cleaner I found on this website
- 3 Tablespoons vinegar
- 1/2 Teaspoon washing soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon castile soap
- 2 Cups hot water
The Castile soap stumped me. I had never heard of it. Fortunately it was very easy to find at Target in the natural product section.
After 4 months of use: This was very easy and quick to make and smells great. No more headaches for me. The washing soda tends to settle at the bottom but a quick shake fixes that right up.
So far I am really impressed with this product. It cleans everything, even that gunky stuff that forms around a contact lens and turns into cement. Beware of mirrors though. This bad boy will smear mirrors with a vengeance.
I have been using this on everything, even toilets, and so far no one has been sick. Although, I'm still a bit skeptical about how well it is cleaning. This cleaner is going to have to prove itself through the flu season before I decide if it's a permanent keeper.