Q: What should I use to disinfect my children’s toys?
A: One of the very best–and safest–disinfectants is simply distilled white vinegar. You can mix vinegar, water, and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lemon or lavender, into a spray bottle and use it to clean your children’s toys and your entire home! We have some natural cleaning recipes in our member-compiled cookbook, Growing Healthy Families available through the Holistic Moms Network.

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Nancy Massotto is the Founder and Director of the Holistic Moms Network, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Nancy has a passion for living holistic and works to help parents connect, learn and support one another on their journeys through parenting and holistic living. Find more information about Nancy on her website or follow her on Facebook and Twitter.