Cleaning your home is a never ending chore. As soon as you get something clean someone comes behind you and makes it dirty again. If you like things a little closer to nature and don’t like to use harsh chemicals then you’ve come to the right place. We found this article with some all natural DIY cleaners. We hope they help!
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Making your own green cleaning products is good for the environment as well as the health of your family. But that’s not all it is good for – if you are looking to give your household budget a makeover, learning how to make your own green cleaning products will save you money.
Making your own cleaning products is much cheaper than buying individual pre-made products. Baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice, cornstarch, isopropyl alcohol and hydrogen peroxide are effective, inexpensive key ingredients found in many homemade cleaners. These items are readily available in local stores and are commonly found in our kitchens and bathrooms. Since you have these items in your home already, it will instantly save you money, time and storage space.
Multiple Uses = More Green in Your Pocket:
– Since most homemade cleaners have the same base ingredients, they can be used in different ways and amounts to tackle specific areas of the house. Buying these items in bulk will save you even more money.
– Baking soda can be used as a fabric softener, deodorizer, metal polisher, drain cleaner, nonabrasive scrub and toilet cleaner as well as other countless uses (this list doesn’t even cover its health and beauty uses).
– Vinegar can be used to clean multiple surfaces, deodorize, remove mildew and as a fabric softener.
– Lemon juice and lemons can be used as glass cleaner, deodorizer and stain remover while cornstarch can clean windows, carpets and polish furniture.
Recipes for Success!
Below you will find some basic recipes to get you started (feel free to poke around our site to find even more!) If you’re feeling particularly productive, check out how you can create your very own nontoxic cleaning kit designed to help you clean your entire home without a single expensive chemical.
Daily All-Purpose Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup seltzer water
8 drops of tea tree oil
1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide
Besides cleaning, this mixture can be used to disinfect surface areas in your home. Hydrogen peroxide eventually turns to water, so make sure to add more each time you use the solution.
Spot Wipes (Bleach Wipes Alternative)
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup club soda
8 drops of essential oil (for scent)
Combine ingredients and soak 20 heavy-duty paper towels in the mixture. Squeeze out the excess and store in a plastic sandwich bag. Use to clean spots and spills as needed.
Looking for more natural cleaners? Checkout this article about natural cleaners that could be of interest to you.
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