You may have been told all about “going green” and using “eco-friendly” cleaning products. But how can you be a hundred percent sure that your store bought cleaning agents are “eco-friendly?” Well, you can’t.
Unless you make them yourself, that is...
Now that isn’t such a bad idea, don’t you think? Which is why in this guide, you will find out more about do-it-yourself cleaning products.
Vinegar as an all-purpose cleaner
Don’t waste your hard earned cash on “antibacterial” cleaning agents that contain chemicals that have caused water pollution and thyroid damage. Instead of going to the cleaning section of the supermarket or hardware store, you can just go to your kitchen and grab a bottle of vinegar. (Just make sure you have more to spare for your cooking).
Just mix water with white vinegar in a 9:1 ratio. You can use a spray bottle to make your cleaning easier. For nastier dirt or mess, use pure vinegar on the area followed by hydrogen peroxide to make sure you kill all germs.
Note: Don’t forget to do a spot test in the area to make sure it doesn’t discolor or have a specific reaction to the peroxide.
Tile scrubbing paste
Most tile cleaners contain contaminants and chemicals associated with cancer and hormonal damage. A study in 2009 even found gasoline components in a particular cleaner. Don’t risk it, make your own tile scrubbing paste.
Mix baking soda and liquid dish soap in a bowl and stir until it looks frosting-like. Use a sponge to scoop the mixture, scrub the area, and then rinse with water. You can also use half a lemon instead of a sponge to use as a scrubber. You can also check out this link for more soft scrub ideas.
DIY Oven Cleaner
Don’t risk using harmful chemicals in cleaning your cooking appliances. There is an alternative to the store-bought cleaning agents. Just mix two cups of hot water with one tablespoon of natural dish liquid and a teaspoon of borax.
Let the mixture sit until lukewarm and transfer the mixture to a spray bottle. Spray the oven with the mix and let it sit for 20 minutes. After that, use an old newspaper to wipe off the loose goop, spray some more of the mixture then wipe with a clean cloth.
Whip up this DIY window cleaner that will work just as well as store-bought cleaners. Even better, this mixture will not tease your allergies or asthma. Just mix a quarter cup of vinegar, two cups of water and half a teaspoon of natural liquid dish soap.
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your windows, make sure you cover as much as you can. Next, scrub using the rough side of a sponge if necessary. Use a clean cloth to dry off your windows.
Another tip, use paper or an old newspaper to scrub your windows. The friction from the paper will ensure you’ll get sparkling windows.
Making sure your home is clean doesn’t have to be a harmful thing to do. But if you hire professional house cleaning maids to do the job for you, make sure you ask if they use eco-friendly products. You deserve the healthiest way to clean your house as possible. You deserve comfort.