A natural home is a happy home. We sometimes don’t realize how much toxins we’re putting into our own homes when we use unnatural cleaning products. Have you ever taken a few minutes to read the labels on standard cleaning supplies?
If you have, have you taken a few moments to research what some of those ingredients are? If not, we challenge you to do so. Grab some of the products you have in your home right now and start researching!
Before you know it, you’ll be on the search for green cleaning supplies that aren’t hazardous to yourself and your family. We understand your concerns about using natural products, and you’re most likely not sure if they’ll work.
Below is our list of natural cleaning supplies that you won’t have to question. Continue reading below to find out more!
Every home needs a good all-purpose cleaner. All-purpose cleaners work well on a variety of surfaces and can be used in just about any room. A cleaner like this comes in handy when you need to clean a spill quickly!
The good thing about an all-natural all-purpose cleaner is that you most likely have all the ingredients you need to make one at home. For this cleaner, you’ll use one tsp borax, one tsp liquid castile soap, 1/2 tsp washing soda, tea tree oil or alcohol, essential oils, and a glass spray bottle.
If you don’t have some of these items, then you’ll have to make a few purchases but keep in mind that many of these ingredients will last you several months or longer before you’ll have to purchase again. Mix the ingredients together in your glass bottle with warm water (distilled).
You’ll need just a few drops of essential oils of your choice and a few drops of tea tree or alcohol.
Natural Bathroom Cleaner
When it comes time to clean the toilet, consider using white vinegar. You’ll pour the vinegar around the inside of the toilet bowl and then scrub clean. It’s a natural, yet effective, way to clean your toilet.
Tired of dirt in your bathroom tile’s grout? Create your own grout cleaning paste using natural ingredients such as three parts baking soda mixed with one part water. Once you have a paste consistency, place it on the grout and let it sit for a few minutes.
Then, take a toothbrush and scrub it clean. Rinse the grout and then you’re done!
You’ve most likely experienced a clogged drain in your life or two. Clogged drains are a hassle and prevent you from using your sink as needed. To clean your drain, you try using a plunger to release the clog without using harsh chemicals.
You can also purchase a plumber’s snake and snake the drain to remove the clog. If the clog still remains, then consider using green drain cleaners. All-natural drain cleaners consist of products that you already have in your cleaning supplies cabinets such as dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar!
There are many essential oils that you can use to disinfect surfaces. The first step is to decide which essential oils you want to use in your own disinfectant spray. It doesn’t matter which essential oil you use as long as it’s one that disinfects.
Use one tsp of orange essential oil or lemon essential oil or a mix. Add them to a glass spray bottle and then add 16 oz of rubbing alcohol. Shake it up well to mix it together.
Use this spray similar to Lysol. Spray it on a clean surface, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it clean.
How amazing would it be to find an all-natural glass cleaner that actually works? You need something that won’t leave streaks on the glass after you’re done but also won’t leave chemicals in the air.
The only ingredients you need to create your own all-natural glass cleaner is distilled water, essential oils, and white vinegar. Use two cups of distilled water, 10 drops of lemon essential oil, and two Tbs of white vinegar.
Place all of the ingredients in a glass spray bottle and clean away! The lemon essential oil will help cut through the strong scent of the vinegar so you don’t leave your entire house smelling of vinegar.
Wood surfaces are a whole other breed. You need to be careful about what you put on your wood surfaces in order not to damage them. Remember, wood is porous and will absorb anything that your spray onto it.
You need to create a natural cleaner that will dust your wood clean while nourishing it as well. You’ll need one cup of distilled water, 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 10 drops lemon essential oil, five drops of cedarwood essential oil, two Tbs of oil of your choice (olive oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil).
Place ingredients into a glass spray bottle and mix well. To use this spray, lightly spray wood surfaces to leave a mist. Then, wipe clean.
Remember to only use this cleaner on wood surfaces.
Grab Your Green Cleaning Supplies Today!
Is your home really clean if you’re using chemicals to clean it? Don’t keep putting yourself and your family in danger by using harsh ingredients to clean your home.
There are so many wonderful green cleaning supplies to choose from that actually work. Be sure to grab yours today or pick up the necessary supplies to make your own!
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