Snooki is pregnant.
The crazy, over-the-top, partying Snooki, whom we all know and love from Jersey Shore, is bringing a baby into this world. I'll reserve judgment for now.
What I can give her is this: apparently she has (at least for the moment) turned her life in the opposite direction. No drinking, no partying. Less toxicity.
And so I hate to say it but...maybe we should follow Snooki's lead.
Before you rush out to buy furry slippers and a spray tan, take a look at the recipe below. You can reduce some of the toxicity in your life by transitioning your cleaning supplies to homemade alternatives. So the next time you need floor cleaner, you can opt for this non-toxic version instead of the bottle that's loaded with chemicals.
Hold on to an old bottle, and refill with this recipe.
Non-Toxic Floor Cleaner
3 cups white vinegar
3/4 cup borax
25 drops tea tree essential oil
25 drops lime essential oil
Bring the vinegar to a boil in a tea kettle. Pour over the borax in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool until just warm and pour into your container. Add the essential oils and shake with the lid on. Use 1/4 cup in a gallon or two of water to clean floors.
All of the ingredients in this cleaner will help disinfect a surface. The borax and vinegar are a fantastic combination for removing grime. Tea tree can have a strange smell. The lime does a great job of masking it, but if it really gets on your nerves, you can omit.
Over time, the borax might crystallize slightly, giving the cleaner a look that's not exactly...clean looking. But no worries...it will still clean, disinfect, and smell wonderful.