What could be more environmentally friendly than using natural products to clean the home and your windows? Cleaners for every circumstance can be based on just four ingredients. While green cleaning supplies are increasingly easy to find on the market, homemade products are far more economical. Recycle the container that held the previously used chemical cleaner to store the new batch of green cleaning supplies. Just make sure that you label them so everyone knows what is in them. In this post we are sharing how you can make natural cleaning products and use them in your home.
Many of us are trying to do our personal bit in reducing plastic use and making your own homemade natural cleaning products not only can save you money but it can help save the environment. We should all be looking at natural remedies that are not as harsh. Natural cleaning products are often better for our health too, especially if you are sensitive to allergies.
Looking after your home is a time-consuming process and I find that having a cleaning plan works best. I do set jobs on set days which helps me keep on top of everything. I shared how to fake a clean house in half and hour or less but sometimes we need that deep clean. If you have spent money on adding value to your home by double glazed units or building extensions then you want to maintain the look of your home.
Homemade Natural Cleaning Products
Baking soda, white vinegar, castile soap, and water will clean up most household problems without resorting to harsh chemicals. Don’t mix the castile soap with the vinegar. Castile Soap Vegan, SLS and SLES Free and water wash away the grime. For stubborn messes, use baking soda as a scrubber. Rinse it all away before using the vinegar to sanitise and deodorise. Vinegar and water in spray bottle works wonders on triple glazed windows and even leaves them smear free. Not only is this an environmentally friendly cleaning method it is so much cheaper than many products on the market.
Make a liquid soap by grating castile soap and dissolving it with hot water. Shake before using.
Scrub out stubborn stains by mixing your liquid soap with baking soda to make a paste, and rub until the stain is gone.
Over time, add to your arsenal of green cleaning products to make specialty cleaners optimized for specialized cleaning targets.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Instead of paying for specialised products to clean hardwood floors, a safe, natural cleansing with items already around the house will leave the wood shining and smelling fresh.
* 1 gallon water
* ½ cup lemon juice
* ½ cup rubbing alcohol
* ¾ cup olive oil
Mix items in a bucket and damp mop your hardwood floors to an eco friendly glow.
Green Living Furniture Polish
No aerosol is needed to tame the dust and bring a shine to wood furniture naturally with this natural household cleaning aide.
* ½ tsp olive oil
* ¼ cup vinegar
Mix in a glass jar. To use, dab the solution onto a soft cloth and wipe into the surface of the furniture. The mixture can be stored, covered, indefinitely.
For a fresher fragrance, substitute the vinegar with fresh lemon juice.
Bathroom Cleaning Products
Kill mold in the bath with a non toxic natural cleaning spray.
* 2 cups of water
* 2 tsp. Tea Tree oil
Pour into a spray bottle, shake and spray onto shower curtain, tub caulking, window sill, or anywhere else mold and mildew lurk in the bathroom. Do not rinse.
Try these safe eco friendly cleaning tips for the bath and tiles.
* Wipe down the surface with full strength vinegar
* Scour with baking soda
* Rinse thoroughly for a film free shine
Clean tile grout with a natural cleaning product.
* 3 cups baking soda
* 1 cup of warm water
Make a paste in a medium size bowl and use a toothbrush to make this house cleaning chore a breeze.
Natural Toilet Cleaner
Non toxic cleaning products can battle even the toughest jobs like the toilet bowl. To remove tough stains, scoop out most of the water in the bowl, and make a green cleaner paste with liquid castile soap and baking soda. Scrub with the toilet brush.
Cream of Tartar and a damp cloth will clean porcelain safely.
Healthy homemade natural cleaning products can be personalised with a pleasing scent by adding a drop or two of essential oils to the mix. Choose a scent that will announce to all who enter that the home is fresh.