Benefits of making natural household cleaning products
Happy Spring everyone! Springtime to me means its time to gear up for spring cleaning. I don’t know about you but Spring Cleaning is my favorite part of the new season. It’s the time to open the windows and let the fresh air in, put away those winter clothes, and get your home back in order after the winter slump.
When it comes to what I use to clean I’m all about going as natural as possible. There are many benefits of making natural household cleaning products, let’s check out some of my favorite reasons….
Why Use Natural Household Cleaning Products?
1. You will have a healthier home. Not using chemicals means there are no chemicals to get into your lungs, lingering on your skin, or hanging out on your surfaces.
2. It keeps your children safer. I don’t know about your kids, but I know most kids love to put anything and everything in their mouth. Using chemical cleaners on their toys means they are probably going to get it in their mouths at some point, and no one wants that!.
3. You’re Helping the environment. By using natural cleaners you aren’t releasing harmful chemicals and pollutants in the air.
4. You are saving money. This is probably the best benefit of making natural household cleaning products. You can make your own cleaning agents for pennies on the dollar.
5. You have more knowledge of what’s in the products you are using. Unless you do a lot of research and have knowledge of chemicals you can’t really be sure of what is in your cleaning products, when you make your own you can.
Now that you know some great benefits of making natural household cleaning products check out some of our favorites:
All natural household cleaning products
Citrus Vinegar Cleaner
So the recipe for Citrus Vinegar Cleaner is very simple, all you need is
- Large Mason Jar with lid
- Citrus Peels; orange, lemon or grapefruit
Homemade Air Freshener Recipe
If you love a fresh smelling home but don’t want to use commercial air freshener spray because of the chemicals then don’t worry because it’s very easy to make your home smell fresh all day with this simple Homemade Air Freshener Recipe! You only need a few ingredients and it’s very cheap. [Read more…]
Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
Why buy expensie and chemical based cleaners when you can make it on your own using ingredients that are safe for you, your family and pets. Get a streak free shine with this super easy to make Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe! [Read more…]
DIY Carpet Freshener & Cleaner
Freshen up your carpets easily with this DIY carpet freshener and cleaner recipe that you can make with only 2 ingredients! [Read more…]
DIY Wood Floor Polish
Why spend extra money on something you can make at home that is cheaper, better for your wood, and better for your family? This DIY wood floor polish recipe is perfect to make and use on all the wood in your home!
Print this DIY Wood Floor Polish Recipe!
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
Pour all ingredients in a mason jar and shake to mix. Using a dry cloth, dip into your polish and rub onto your wood, let it dry and watch it shine!
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Natural all purpose cleaner recipe
I am convinced that cleaning is a great stress release. This natural all purpose cleaner recipe is my resolution to harmful cleaners. I am also convinced with three children it is a never ending task. I am a chemist so I enjoy mixing up things that work. This is what I found to work best on all the messes my children make. I used it to clean our refrigerator which you can see in our all Natural Refrigerator Cleaning Tips post. Then I used it to clean where the kids touch, sit, eat, and where my wife cooks. I can’t tell you how nice it is to smell this spray and see the problem disappear. I love using a little elbow grease and seeing sparkling results.
This is what I suggest for your every day needs. You can buy the oils in my Men Clean store. I found ones that work online and they aren’t expensive.
Natural all purpose cleaner recipe
Green Cleaning with Baking Soda
Green cleaning with baking soda.
Fall Cleaning is just around the corner and I would not start my cleaning routine without Baking Soda. It is a much safer way to clean rather than using harsh chemicals around my kids and pets.
Yes, it helps with every day uses like keeping a small box in your fridge and freezer to keep out odors. But here are some other ways you can use baking soda.
Instead of throwing away that used up box of baking soda that was in your fridge and freezer, just pour it down your kitchen sink with warm water to get rid of food build up and to keep your sinks smelling fresh.
Is your coffee cup or coffee maker stained? Pour a 1/4c of baking soda and a quart of warm water in your coffee pot maker and let it soak overnight. You can pour some of that solution in your mug as well and microwave it for a minute then scrub clean for a fresh new look.
You can also do the same with your left over containers especially from left over spaghetti night. Just pour warm water and 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the container and microwave for a minute and wash clean to get rid of nasty left over residue.
Take your sponges from your kitchen sink as well and soak them in warm water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda then microwave it for a minute to disinfect your sponges and to freshen them up. Helps them to last longer as well. Make sure you let it cool before removing the sponge as it will be VERY HOT!
Allergies are sparking back up as well with the season change, so sprinkle some baking soda on your carpets around your house and let it sit for 3-4 hours then vacuum it up. I do it before I go to bed then first thing in the morning I vacuum it up.
Before Thanksgiving and Christmas gets here I like to polish all the silver before we use it all. So I just Mix one part baking soda and one part water to create a paste and make everything like new again.
Cleaning the bathrooms have never been fun but baking soda does make this a little easier. So instead of buying yet another plastic shower curtain liner I will now just throw it in the washing machine with a cup of baking soda along with my regular detergent, some towels to freshen them up as well and wash on a medium to gentle cycle. Then I will toss the curtain liner in the drier on LOW with a towel for 5 minutes just long enough to get off most of the water then hang back up just like a new liner. All that mold and soap scum is gone!
Make a paste as well 3 parts baking soda and one water water to scrub your grout or any stains in your bathroom to get a good deep cleaning without harsh chemicals.
If you have smelly uniforms just add a 1/2c of baking soda to your laundry and it will come out smelling fresh again. Same thing goes with baby clothes!
Trash cans, diaper pails, laundry baskets, all these you can just sprinkle some baking soda to the bottom and it will soak up any odor you thrown into them!
For More ways to use baking soda please check out this site as well.
These are some great tips on how to use baking soda, Share with us how you keep you house clean and fresh with baking soda??
Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
Clean without using harsh chemicals by using your own homemade cleaners. This homemade all purpose cleaner recipe is perfect for every day messes, and has hundreds of uses around your home. Believe me, it really works and it’s perfect especially if you have kids or pets at home.
Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
2 cups water
1/2 cup vinegar
10 drops lemon essential oil
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake to mix. Use to clean up every day spills and messes around your home!