How to Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products
Did you know that your daily cleaning products contain toxic chemicals such as ammonia and triclosan? Unless you’re using organic cleaning products, it is likely that you’re being exposed to toxic chemicals during your cleaning routine. Therefore, we recommend taking matters into your own hands by making your own natural cleaning products. Here are some natural cleaning solutions that are not only environmentally friendly but gets the job done without health risks.
White vinegar makes an effective cleaning agent when it comes to degreasing and sanitising in the kitchen and bathroom. This is due to its acidic properties and antibacterial effect. We recommend the use of warm water with vinegar as research has shown that bactericidal activity of vinegar increases as the temperature of its solution is increased. Just mix 1 cup of vinegar with warm water in a pail or a spray bottle and use it to clean toilets and floors to windows and mirrors.
Baking soda is effective at deodorising and has an abrasive quality that makes it a better cleaning agent that your common toxic, powdered cleansers. You can use it to remove stains on surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom or even clean the interior of an oven. To add a boost in scrubbing power, try adding some salt.
Lemon juice helps to eliminate mold, gets rid of grease, and leaves a streak-free shine. It is also known to inhibit the growth of mold by preventing spore germination and outgrowth. For a stronger cleaning agent with a natural scent, combine some lemon juice with vinegar or olive oil.
Hydrogen peroxide is a great cleaning agent when it comes to things that are hard to clean. Simply fill a spray bottle with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water, you can even use it as a spot cleaner for your laundry.
Looking for some wood polish? Look no further. Polishing wood with olive oil and lemon juice will help to moisturise the wood and provide an amazing shine with a refreshing scent. Just mix 1 cup of olive oil and half a cup of lemon juice in a spray bottle, mist onto a piece of cloth and polish away!
For some conventional environmentally friendly laundry products, check out Bio-home’s natural detergent, or Delicate laundry detergent for fragile items. For some more useful info about effective cleaning methods, especially when it comes to laundry, visit out Complete Laundry Guide.