One of the modern day problems is that we are exposed to many toxic products. Once you start expanding your mind you will be shocked by the amount of industrial chemicals that are around and in you. But it’s never too late to change the way you live. Start with changing what you eat, you know what they say you are what you eat. Read every label on every product you buy. It’s better to know what you are exposed to. Especially commercial cleaning products are mostly toxic and not eco-friendly. The good news eco-friendly cleaning is possible. You can make your own non-toxic home cleaning products. They are cheap and safe.
You can easily make eco-friendly cleaning products at home with a few basic ingredients. Have a look.
Lemon: This juicy yellow fruit is one of the best disinfectants. Thanks to citric acid, lemon works well against bacteria, plus it smells great! Lemon would keep your fridge fresh, make your fixtures shine again, remove stains from grouts, disinfect your garbage disposal and much more.
White vinegar: If you are into making your own cleaning products then white vinegar will be essential. It’s a natural disinfectant and great for fighting back bacterias. If you are going to try white vinegar as a natural cleaning product you can naturally boost the scents and make your house smell great. You can read more about how to make scented vinegar and where to use it here on our post scented vinegar for cleaning purposes. Here is a short list of what you can do with white vinegar; unclog drains, clean your coffee machine, make your glasses brand-new, clean spills on the carpets, remove mould.
Baking soda: It’s one of the top three ingredients you will need when you decide to make your own non-toxic cleaning products. Baking soda is cheap, easy to find, non-toxic, capable of absorbing bad odours and dealing with stubborn stains. Baking soda can easily help with freshening up your carpets, deep cleaning upholstered furniture, whiten your walls, polish your silverware, remove burnt food and many more!
Oil: Olive, coconut or baby oil is great for reducing the number of marks left from your hands on your stainless steel appliances. Dip a soft cloth into the oil and polish them. You can also sanitise, clean and condition wood and leather with these oils.
Castile soap: This amazing soap is natural, non-toxic, biodegradable and available in bar and liquid form as well as scented and unscented. Hardwood floor cleaning, carpet cleaning, toilet cleaning are a few examples of what you can clean with Castile soap. We wrote about the benefits and the use of Castile soap a few months back. You can have more information from our post 7 ways of using Castile soap for cleaning.
Essential oils: Especially tea tree and lavender essential oils can be used as an anti-bacterial spray when mixed with water. You can use any essential oil of your choice to scent your homemade cleaning products.
Potatoes: If you have rusted pans it’s time to revive them! Slice a potato into two, dip the flat surface of one half in salt and scrub on the rust.
Home cleaning with natural homemade products is a good step towards a better future. Keep checking our blog as we love to share ecological cleaning and living ways with you! If you want to try greener cleaning but don’t want to use your energy on it book an ecological cleaning session with Justmop and enjoy a clean healthy home.