Articles by Sárka-Jonae Miller

Home  Article Directory  Healthy Recipes  Natural Remedies  The TBYIL Supplement & Health Catalog  Beating/Avoiding Cancer  Pets/Animals  Humor  Diets/Weight Loss   Natural Living   Anti-Aging/Longevity   Inspiration  Contact Us



Improve Indoor Air Quality by Making Natural Cleaning Sprays

by Sárka-Jonae Miller
See more articles by Sarka_Jonae Miller

(The Best Years in Life) Research by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that indoor air quality is two to five times as bad as the air outdoors. In some instances, it has been shown to be more than 100 times worse. Air pollutants indoors is considered one of the top five public health threats. These findings indicate that once released into your home, air pollutants mostly hang around where they can make you sick. You can improve your air quality with items such as houseplants, air purifiers, and crystal salt lamps, but these things only filter out some of the toxins and pollutants. Introducing fewer contaminants into your home in the first place could help improve indoor air quality. Ironically, the cleaning products you use, particularly sprays, introduce toxic chemicals into your air. By ditching the commercially-made cleaning sprays and filling new spray bottles with homemade solutions you can keep your surfaces clean without sacrificing air quality.

Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

What better place to start than the convenient all-purpose cleaner that you'll use the most. Grab a clean spray bottle and pour in 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 teaspoon of Borax, and three drops of a natural dish cleaner. Twenty or so drops of tea tree oil adds a pleasant aroma and disinfectant properties. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water and you have a chemical-free, all-purpose cleaner ready to go. If you have kids and want to ensure they don't mistake the solution for regular water, add a drop of food coloring.

If you've got a spot that's stained or extra dirty, or perhaps some tile in need of a shine, try sprinkling kosher salt or baking soda on the area first. Then, scrub it with a sponge before using the all-purpose cleaner.

Natural Glass Cleaner

Clean your windows, glass dining room table or coffee table, and other glass surfaces with a simple glass cleaning solution. Instead of spritzing your way to poor health with Windex, add water and vinegar in equal amounts into a spray bottle for a simple glass cleaner. It's effective and cheap. If you want something a little less vinegary, combine 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 3 tablespoons of ammonia in the spray bottle instead and then add water. Vinegar is excellent for getting icky film and grease off glass. When you wipe off these glass cleaners, you won't get annoying streaks.

If you really can't stand vinegar or you're all out, lemon juice works well too. Use a little natural toothpaste to buff out any scratches you discover under all that dirt. 


Natural Oven Cleaner

After you've used your all-purpose cleaner on your floors, counters, and bathroom surfaces, and went to town on your windows with the glass cleaner, you'll probably find yourself staring at your oven skeptically, thinking “that nasty area is going to need more than a natural solution.” Wrong. Get a spray bottle of regular water this time and spritz a nice amount of moisture all over the inside of your oven. Then, generously pour baking soda everywhere. Give any dry spots another spray with the water bottle and then take a few hours to do something fun, like exercise or volunteer at a soup kitchen (and don't forget to bring your baking soda). When you come back, just wipe up the baking soda and water combination.

This may all sound too good to be true, but your lungs will thank you for spraying only natural products into the air. Your children and pets, who are more vulnerable to chemicals, will benefit as well.

See also:

Clean Your Air and Brighten Your Day with Houseplants

How to Make Your Home a Haven

Making Your Home Safe in the 21st Century


About the Author

Sárka-Jonae Miller is a health and fitness expert. She began working in the fitness industry in 2000 while pursuing a BS in journalism at Syracuse University. She became certified as a personal fitness trainer and group exercise instructor in 2003. She has also received training in massage therapy. Sárka also writes fiction. She is the author of the chick lit novel, Between Boyfriends. Get more health and wellness tips on Sárka's Natural Healing Tips blog or join her on Facebook and Twitter.


See more natural health articles Here.

To see the latest items on sale at Utopia Silver. click on the above link, or click HERE

Be Sure to Visit our Sponsors and Friends:



Berkey Water

The Best Years in Life uses and highly recommends Malwarebytes

Join Us and Get Your Favorite Organic Foods & Non-GMO Brands Delivered to Your Door!

For the best in health information, subscribe to The Best Years in Life Newsletter featuring articles by Tony M. Isaacs

Sign Up Now

Click on the Yahoo Groups Image to Join The Oleandersoup Forum - Beating and Avoiding Cancer + Natural Health

Powered by

If you would like to donate to help us keep this web site active and growing, click on the button above.   Much thanks! - Tony & Luella


Click here to visit our CureZone Health Forum: Ask Tony Isaacs: Featuring Luella May– Natural Health, Cancer, Longevity and Home & Herbal Remedies.


Misty*, My Buddy, Little Rascal & Lady the "found dogs" - Official Mascots of The Best Years in Life

*Rest in peace sweet girl - almost 17 years of wonderful memories.

The Krill Miracle™

The Krill Miracle™

Concentrated Omega 3, 6 & 9, Many Times More Powerful than Fish Oil

The Best Colloidal Silver
on the Planet

Contains about 30 ppm of .9999 pure silver in de-ionized water.  Silver inhibits the growth of one-celled organisms, (such as bacteria and viruses) by deactivating the organism's oxygen metabolism enzymes. In turn, this destroys its' cell membranes, stopping the replication of its' DNA.

Sarka-Jonae Miller's "Between Boyfriends eBook"
When "the one" breaks her heart, Jan vows to change.  Read the book
Hollywood & Vine magazine says "presents a unique twist on the chick-lit genre."
Click on the image above for more details.



100% Organic MicroComplexed™ IntraCELL™ Level IV Technology ~ 415 Nutrients All-In-One, Perfect Whole Foods & Phyto Nutrition ~ Super Energizing ~ All Natural Defense The Most Scientifically Advanced, Clinically Proven, Health Promoting Organic Nutritional Supplement Available Today!


Sutherlandia OPC

The ultimate immune booster and modulator from South Africa. As featured in the book "Cancer's Natural Enemy".

OPC Plus

Nerium Oleander Pure Concentrate (OPC) Extract is an herbal supplement in a capsule form. Supreme immune booster and modulator, enhances health at the cellular level, increases energy and stamina and helps eliminate abnormal cell growth.

Advanced Colloidal Gold

Eases Joint Pain. Boosts memory, mood and focus!

Scientific studies have shown colloidal gold to increase IQ up to 20%! To learn more about the amazing health benefits of Colloidal Gold, see:

The Amazing Health Benefits of Colloidal Gold


intraKID is the deluxe and most all-inclusive liquid nutritional supplement available for children.

Available Now!
Click on the image for more information

The Best Years in Life
P O Box 121 Cooper TX  75432  Phone: 903-886-2436  Fax: 903-829-3434  Email: Dquixote1217[at] (replace [at] with @)

Disclaimer: The information on this page and on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.  We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease - instead, we try to help people learn how to do so themselves.  Anyone who believes they have a serious medical condition or health issue should seek diagnoses from a qualified medical professional before making any decisions on how to best address their health. We do not sell or advocate drugs, nor do we make any claims that anything advocated or sold on this website is a drug.  Furthermore, anyone contemplating using any products or information on this website must accept such use as experimental and voluntary.  No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of the products or information on this website and all products featured or sold on this website must be considered nutritional supplements only.