What is all natural cleaning products and is it work? It’s a non-toxic way to clean your house by going back to the basics, by using safe ingredients in y
our cleaning products. These cleaning solution, you can be do-it-yourself using vinegar, lemon, baking soda. It’s easy to prepare, safer and provide cheap solution to replace the commercial cleaning products.
Homemade and natural cleaning products reduce the risks of allergic reaction, migraine and also asthma. The Worst effect after long term of using the harmful cleaning products including cancer.
These natural cleaning products can be as effective commercial cleaning products and sometimes, its give better results. I listed here, 5 traditional recipes to make your own natural cleaning products. After this, you do not have to do trial and error anymore to find which one works for you.
Natural Glass/Window Cleaner
Mixed 2 cups of filtered water with 2 tablespoons vinegar in a glass bottle spray. Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil to cut the vinegar smell. It’s also a good choice for its antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties. You can change the essential oil with other options such as lavender, tea tree oil or peppermint.
Be careful when using essential oils especially when you are pregnant, have pets or cleaning with kids. Always use it in diluted form.
Spray the cleaning solution to the window and wipe with crumpled old newspaper for stain free, spotless mirror.
Borax Free Laundry Detergent Powder
Blend 6 cups of washing soda with 5 ounces of finely grated bar soap. You can use food processor and blend until its finely grated. Let it sit for a while before you open it. Put it in a glass container and drops essential oil of your choice (lemon always the best for cleaning to remove odors, grease and also stain)
Just shake a little in water and wash your clothes with worry about its getting discolored.
To make liquid detergent, just replace the bar soap with castile soap and mixed well.
All Natural Toilet Cleaning Bomb
Add one cup of baking soda or washing soda with ¼ cup of citric acid. Put 1 tablespoons of dish washing liquid and mixed well. Press the mixture into ice cube tray and let it dry for a night. Next morning, pop it out of the tray and store in air tight container.
To use, just pop it into the toilet bowl and let it fizzing. You do not have to do lots of scrubbing. Just let it sit for a while and flush the water to remove the stain and odors.
Another way to clean you toilet bowl are by using baking soda and vinegar. Just sprinkle baking soda inside the toilet. Pour undiluted vinegar into the water and scrub well to remove the stain and any bad odor. You can do it right away or let it sit there overnight before you go to bed. In the morning, scrub and flush.
Homemade Dishwashing Liquid
Add 1½ cup of boiling water and 1 cup of grated castile soaps to a large bowl. Add in 1 tablespoons of baking soda or washing soda and mixed well. Add few drops of essential oil of your choice.
You can replace the castile soap with liquid castile soap, but grated soap make the solution thicker and more economic while washing.
Once cold, pour the solution into bottle for easy usage.
All Purpose Cleaning Spray
Mixed 2 cups of distilled water with 2 tablespoons of liquid castille soap. Add few drops of tea tree oil essential oil as a great disinfecting solution for your furniture, equipment and home. Pour the solution into a spray bottle.
Tree oil helps to freshen your home as it has the ability to purify and have great antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Support Green Businesses for Your Family Health
If you think making your own cleaning products require lots of work, there are many organic and chemical-free products available on the market nowadays. You can support these green businesses by buying the organic and natural products to replace the harms chemical products.
However, if you still believe in commercial products to do the cleaning, find the ones with all natural ingredients. Look for “green products’ as alternative and choose non-toxic cleaners.
Learn to read the ingredients list and avoid products that contain chlorine, ammonia, lye, glycol ethers and triclosan or triclocarbon. Instead, find products with label petroleum-free, phosphate-free, biodegradable, VOC free for safer options.
While using the products, avoid mixing different cleaning products to avoid any unwanted chemical reaction. As example of mixing products that contain ammonia and lye produces poisonous chloramine gases. Other example are chlorine combined with acids (commonly used in toilet bowl cleaners) forms toxic chlorine gas. Always read products label for any precautions.