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Baking Soda and Lemon should be on the top of your list. There are different solutions to use based the situation. I have found the following site useful for a more natural and safe way to clean food and stuff around the house, http://eartheasy.com/live_nontoxic_solutions.htm


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In addition to Baking Soda and Lemon, as @Colby mentioned, I'd add that Vinegar will clean most everything; it is non-toxic and cheap. I've found it to be very effective for getting rid of molds and musty smells. If you get Vinegar on your food, who cares, right? You could still eat it, unless you don't like the taste.


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I'm in the cleanliness is over-hyped in our culture camp, so I probably have a different outlook than you. But, I wash surfaces mostly with just water and a cloth. If there's grease to cut or I want to damage microorganisms, I'll wipe down with vinegar. I don't even use baking soda for surfaces -- just for burned pans and such. This mild sanitation ...


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Soap Many people, including myself, swear by castile soap such as Dr. Bronners. You can purchase it in bulk, and it has many uses other than just in washing your skin. It's one of those versatile things like baking soda and vinegar which have dozens of uses. A plastic-free alternative is a bar soap, I like the Kiss Your Face pure olive oil soap because it ...


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The other 50% is recovered process waste - material that has been processed and recycled before it was ever sold to the consumer. It’s all recycled, but originates from different phases of the product lifecycle. Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre-consumer_recycling


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You'd be surprised how much you can achieve with a piece of cotton, clean water and much patience. While camping, we're cleaning all pots with water and a piece of grass or leaves. It requires more time than using detergents and hot water, but it is possible. Fats don't dissolve in water, so you can use a bit of alcohol for them. Home-made, of course :)


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You could take a small, fast-drying (outdoor) towel with you and wash your underarms (usually the most dominant source of smell) in the toilet.


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Our system works differently (we're responsible for an outside container as well as the indoor one) but I clean it as little as possible. The inside one can be lined (unusually, we can use plastic bags for this, they're skimmed off the top of the anaerobic digester). Check the rules in your area, but in many places you can use newspaper or compostable (...


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Here is a good resource for compounds which can be harmful, although they are more related to health rather than environmental concern. That said, anything which is toxic to humans is likely toxic to other organisms, especially when concentrated and bioamplified. I'll summarize the environmental effects below: The really common ones you hear bad things ...


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NO! Tea tree oil is toxic when swallowed, so I'd strongly advise against any intake of tea tree oil, and even more so if you are using it regularly. Even if you spit it out, some may be left behind and adverse effects may build up over time. Also, be very careful when taking medical advice from people on the Internet. Imagine if instead of the above I told ...


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As I understand the smell is the problem. The naphthelene masks the smell but it too is a problem. So the issue is "How to reduce the smell" One answer is to cover it up. Anotehr answer is to dilute it. When I worked in a school we had a fly problem at some times of the year. We got a sprayer on a timer. It would put a 1 second mist of fly spray every ...


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The cause of body odour are the chemical produced by bacteria that live on the skin in warm, moist areas like the armpits and on feet. One way to reduce the amount of bacteria is to kill them off using vinegar. Vinegar is mild acid that certain bacteria can't survive in. Get some cheap bulk clear vinegar and apply it with a wash cloth and then rinse the ...


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I accumulate compost in a small stainless steel bucket with a lid and a handle originally sold as an icebucket, though they gave up and now label it a compost bucket. I have had it for decades. We do not line it with paper, plastic, or anything else. I take it out and empty it as often as it gets full - sometimes more than once in a day, sometimes days ...


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There's another completely natural and sustainable and reusable alternative, although NOT vegan. Its the lambskin condom, made from lamb's intestines.


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Look for the adult stuff... I read here they advise to use a booster pad or "diaper doubler". Maybe this is a solution for your case? Also they are talking about "long-lasting" diaper typically found in Europe (btw Are you in the States?


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Urine has enough digestible stuff in it that bacteria will breed, however most of these will be harmless. I have lived in houses wehre this was the practice, and there was no need to clean the toilet more often. In general pee compared to crap was something like 4-5 to one, so the toilet still got flushed frequently enough. A water conserving toilet has ...


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"Letting it mellow" may lead to an earlier need to clean the toilet. If the toilet is cleaned using toilet cleaner, you may find that the ecological impact of the additional toilet cleaner used means that more water is used overall, due to water use from manufacturing. Other resources are also consumed during manufacturing, and waste may be generated too. I'...


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If you want commercial products check out Good Guide, they rank products based on ingredient hazards and larger environmental impact. They have an extremely large database and rank things from cleaners to food to makeup.


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