Using Natural Cleaners in the House: As of late there has been a big push to “go green” and look for environmentally friendly ways to live. With that said cleaners that are filled with harsh chemicals are becoming a faux-pas as people switch to natural and safe methods instead. So if you’re looking for a way to keep your house clean, sanitized, and smelling great without harming the environment then you’ll love these natural cleaner solutions. Plus as an added bonus, the natural homemade cleaners are usually much cheaper! With smooth and clean cloth the job is even easier.
General All-Purpose Cleaner
It’s always wise to start with an all-purpose cleaner because the fact of the matter is that this is the item you’ll reach for the most.
1/2 gallon water
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 cup white vinegar
Mix all the items together and pour it into a spray bottle.
Uses – This mixture can be used to clean your bathrooms, your kitchen, get rid of water stains, and you can even use it on mirrors and windows in the house.
Sometimes you need more than just an all-purpose cleaner and instead a disinfectant is needed.
4 tablespoons white vinegar
2 teaspoons borax
3 cups hot water
Mix together and either pour it into a spray bottle or use a clean sponge.
Uses – This solution can be used in bathrooms and kitchens. Keep in mind this is not an antibacterial cleaner though.
If it’s mirrors and windows you are trying to clean then this solution is ideal as it’s meant for glass.
1/2 cup cider or white vinegar
2 cups water
1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil
1/4 rubbing alcohol (be sure it is 70% concentration)
Mix the solution together and pour into a spray bottle. Spray onto glass and gently wipe with a clean soft cloth.
Uses – This one can be used on all your glass surfaces leaving it clean and smelling great. One tip though is that you’ll want to wipe it away quickly as it dries very fast in the sun.
Plenty of Options
There are all kinds of other natural cleaning products you can make to get rid of stains on carpets, deodorize the room, clean dishes with, and remove water and soap stains. Once you get the hang of making your own products you won’t likely want to go back to the expensive, harsh chemical-based options. Remember that Natural Cleaners are an easy to cut cost and a great way to have a chemical free and clean house.