OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson shares tips for sanitizing your home using non-toxic products.
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Dr. Lisa's Non-Toxic Cleaning Tips Dr. Travis Stork: So our home video from Penny who is wondering how she can help prevent her family from getting sick. So our own resident mommy, Dr. Lisa put together some great tips for this mom as well as you. Dr. Lisa Masterson: It’s cold and flu season and none of us want to get sick. So, I’ve got some tips to help you and your family stay healthy. This doormat is dirtier than you think. With the soles of your shoes carrying all kinds of bacteria, to keep this dirt from coming in to your house, don’t put any purses or bag on the counter top if you put them on the mat. I’m going to make a cleaning spray that’s environmentally- friendly. Combine one cup of water and 20 drops of essential oil of lavender. It smells great and it’s a fantastic anti-bacterial agent and viola! Remote control gets a lot of action. It gets coughed on. It gets sneezed on. People use it while they are eating and their fingers are all sticky. To keep it clean, dip a cotton swab into some rubbing alcohol and you just go along the surface, get around the buttons. Your shower doors and handles aren’t as squeaky clean as you think. Soap scum is actually—and bacteria where mold and mildew can pester. Fabric softener sheets are an easy way to remove the stuff. The ingredients that soften your clothes also soften water deposits making them easier to remove. Your fridge handle and even the seal here are breeding grounds for molds and germs. Clean your handles and seals with a disinfecting wipe or a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. And don’t forget your gloves.