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Beware the potential killer under your sink!

NEVER mix bleach with other products!

Apologies for the alarming headline, but this is an issue we've talked about before and is a message that everyone should hear . Mixing bleach with other cleaning products could potentially give off poisonous chlorine gas. The problem is that, because bleach doesn't smell nice, they think they can mix it with other, 'nice smelling' cleaning products. In a recent incident, one lady from Sheffield nearly died after mixing bleach with Dettol, Zoflora (a common, heavily-fragranced disinfectant) and hot water to mop her floor. Her son ended up having to call her an ambulance as she struggled to breathe and suffered chest pains. 

 

Never mix bleach warning

She was taken to hospital and given oxygen. Thankfully she returned home the same day with just a sore throat and headache. The ambulance crew told her that 'it happens far more than you'd think'. As Charley explains, '‘I just want to warn people,’ she said. ‘Everything I used were just normal cleaning products that you can get from Asda. I didn’t read the small print on the bottles, but no-one does really, and I just want everyone to make sure they do when they’re cleaning.’ 

These are wise words from Charley. Just because cleaning products are readily available, that's because they are sold on the basis that they should be used as directed.

Of course, we would argue that the vast majority of cleaning tasks around the home can be tackled with traditional cleaning products that have a lower potential for 'accidental mis-use'. Soda Crystals are ideal for cleaning floors, drains and and so on, so there's no real need to have bleach in use in the home. We prefer a home to have no smell rather than a smell of bleach of artificial fragrance and even specialists advise this. If you do like a fragrance, why not just put a few drops of essential oil in your mop bucket with Soda Crystals?

You can read Charley's story here.

Essential oils can be used with Soda Crystals

Why not add some drops of essential oil to a bucket of Soda Crystals & hot water to mop floors?

2 thoughts on “Beware the potential killer under your sink!

  1. Tried the soda crystals in hot water with a few drops of lavender essential oil on my very dirty kitchen floor and it worked like magic! I always have soda crystals in the house – can’t believe I’ve never tried it to clean the kitchen floor before!
    Can it be used on wooden floors too? Daren’t try it without advice!

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