Getting a clean oven can be a toxic task. In fact, did you know most commercial oven cleaners contain caustic, even poisonous chemicals. They are comprised of a cocktail of various chemicals, including lye, ethers, ethylene glycol, methylene chloride, and petroleum distillates.
Moreover, conventional oven cleaners are one of the most toxic products found in households according to the American Association of Poison Control (AAPCC). “Poison centers answer more than 3.6 million calls each year. That’s one call every eight seconds. According to the American Association of Poison Centers, children younger than 6 years old account for about half of the calls placed to poison centers.”
According to Samara Geller, senior research and database analyst for the Environmental Working Group, oven cleaners are especially hazardous if you don’t take the appropriate precautions.
“These chemicals are very harsh and can be caustic and corrosive,” Geller stated. “They can burn the skin and eyes, can blind, and can be corrosive to the respiratory tract. The vapors can irritate the lungs and can actually exacerbate or trigger an asthma attack. A lot of the chemicals used have been known to actually be capable of causing asthma.”
“Those warnings [on the labels] give you a pretty strong indication that maybe there are some pretty serious chemicals in this product,” Geller said. “I might want to think twice about using it.”
Fortunately, we can achieve a clean oven by using only natural ingredients.
Homemade Oven Cleaner
- 2 tablespoons castile liquid soap (find it here)
- 1⅓ cup baking soda
- 6 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
- ¼ cup organic white vinegar or apple cider vinegar (find it here)
- Mix all ingredients. Add water to create a thick paste.
- Brush onto the oven surface until completely coated.
- Leave it on for about 8 hours or overnight.
- Wipe clean using a sponge and water.
Detox toxins from your body
Fortunately, it is quite easy and inexpensive to cleanse your body of heavy metals by adding certain supplemental foods to your diet such as spirulina.
Spirulina is an edible blue-green algae. ( you can find it here) It is known for its distinctive green color and strong odor. It delivers a strong dose of protein, all eight of the essential amino acids, iron, folic acid, B vitamins, selenium, and manganese, resulting in strong therapeutic benefits. Spirulina can be effective in removing heavy metals from the nervous system and the liver.
You can get spirulina by clicking – HERE