Can We Save The Earth With Vinegar And Baking Soda?

save the earthIs there a way to save the earth from home?  With vinegar and baking soda?

Taking action in saving the earth should be a priority of us all.

And sometimes big changes are the result of many people taking small steps.

Can one person change the course of environmental destruction with vinegar and baking soda?  Perhaps not.  But suppose everyone stopped using toxic cleaning products? Read on.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, is Earth Day, an annual event encouraging environmental protection. It’s an important reminder to us all of what’s at stake.

For some time, Native American elders have predicted the time of  “Earth changes” – dramatic changes in weather patterns.  Part of the prediction was that the weather would be in the headlines on a regular basis.

Yes, we’ve reached that point now — this is the fulfillment of Native American prophecy.

The experts say that some of the change in weather patterns cannot be reversed – we just have to learn to adapt to it.

But we can keep it from getting worse by changing some of our own habits and patterns:

1. Speak up!  Let your government leaders know you want them to take action.

2. Recycle 

3. Stop using plastic bags – bring canvas bags to the grocery store and lightweight cotton for your produce. 

4. Change to non-toxic cleaning supplies for your home.  Here’s an awesome list of what vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can do: 

The Awesome List: 

SINK:  Wash the sink with soap and water, then spray with white vinegar followed by hydrogen peroxide and let them dry.

DISH WASHER: Once a week, use baking soda and a damp sponge and wipe down the interior.  Then run the dishwasher with Dishwater Magic.

REFIGERATOR:  1 T baking soda in 1 qt water to clean shelves.

OVEN: Get a non-stick liner for the bottom and run it through the dish washer.

SHOWER HEAD: Put white vinegar in a plastic bag and secure it around the shower head with rubber bands overnight.

DRAIN: Put ½ cup baking soda followed by 1 cup white vinegar down the drain; place a hot towel over it for 5 minutes then chase it down with boiling water.

TOILET: use Tang [it’s nontoxic and citric acid works as a scrubber] — 1 T in bowl, use a scrub brush, then flush.

STICKY RESIDUE from tape or a sticker: saturate it with white vinegar then wipe it off.

TRASHCAN: Pour vinegar on a piece of bread, let it soak up and place it on the bottom of the can overnight – no more smell.

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER: Fill spray bottle with 1/3 vinegar and the rest with water. Add a few drops of dish soap. It makes a safe and effective cleaner for bathroom and kitchen.

POTS AND PANS:  for hard to clean stains, place the pot on the stove, add a cup or two of white vinegar and an equal amount of water. Boil it for 5 minutes. 

5. Educate yourself:

Not convinced climate change is real?   Knowledge is power. There is a riveting new documentary that just started on Showtime: “Years of Living Dangerously.”  It covers how climate change is changing real lives around the world.

You can watch a 2-minute trailer here:

You can watch the entire premiere one-hour episode here:

I guarantee you will find it well worth your time.

We only have one planet to live on. Let’s join together to make it last.

Molly Larkin

Molly Larkin is the co-author of the international best-seller "The Wind Is My Mother; The Life and Teachings of a Native American Shaman”  and other books on health. She is passionate about helping people live life to their fullest potential through her classes, healing practice and blog at

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