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Do safer products cost more?

Some safer options may cost more than cheaper products containing unlisted or harmful chemicals. But homemade products made with kitchen ingredients are both safer and budget-friendly. Simple baking soda is great for cleaning sinks, bathtubs and showers. Diluted vinegar in a spray bottle makes windows and mirrors sparkle. You can also look for concentrated formulas that you can dilute (with care!) at home, and buy a single product that is made to clean a number of surfaces instead of specialty products with limited applications.

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