Standard cleaning products can be harmful to our health. They contain numerous toxins that we breathe in and can harm our bodies. Home made, chemical-free cleaning products place less burden on the environment, are inexpensive ways to help you save money and are better for your health.
Here is a product list of the things you need to start making your own chemical free cleaners:
- Baking Soda; virus-killing abilities, effectively cleans, deodorizes, brightens and cuts through grease.
- Castile Soap; cuts through grease and cleans.
- Vinegar; removes grease, soap, scum and grime.
- Olive Oil; cleans and polishes
- Lemon Juice; cuts through grease and shines hard surfaces.
- Essential Oils; Great scent additions to our products.
A great all-purpose cleaner mix together equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Rub alcohol on surfaces made of marble, granite or stone, as vinegar is no good for these surfaces.
In a plastic bottle mix ½ cup baking soda, 1-teaspoon castile soap and ½ teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Apply on a cloth and scrub thoroughly.
In a spray bottle mix 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 20-30 drops of high quality tea tree oil.
Bath and Shower Cleaner:
Vinegar is great for cutting through grime. Spray white vinegar on the grimey areas and leave for 30 minutes for it to do its job. Rinse with a sponge and warm water. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar add a few drops of your favourite scented essential oil.
Simply mix 1 cup of liquid castile soap, 3 tablespoons of water and a few drops of essential oil of choice in a squidgy bottle. Shake well and use as needed when hand washing dishes.
Add 20-30 drops of essential oil of your choice to a one-liter jug of white vinegar. Shake mixture well before use and add 1/3 cup to every wash for naturally soft clothes.
In your mop bucket add 1 part white vinger to 2 parts warm water. Mop the floors as usual and leave to dry, no need to rinse.