Natural Cleaning Solutions That Actually Work!
Supermarkets today are flooded with hundreds of cleaning solutions, all that claim they will work miracles in your home. The problem is, many of them contain toxic chemicals that are actually harmful to your body. If you look at the list of ingredients of these commonly used household cleaners, you may think you’re reading a foreign language. It’s difficult to understand just what is inside of these cleaners and whether or not they are safe for you and your family. We believe in the power of natural ingredients and want you to know precisely what you are bringing into your home.
Part of our goal is to inform our clients of not only the simplicity but the safety of eco-friendly alternatives when it comes to household cleaning. We review non-toxic cleaning products regularly, and even occasionally create our eco-friendly cleaning solutions,
We also know that some of you will want to be 100% sure of what is inside of your cleaning products. The great news is, you can make your own cleaning solutions at home, using ingredients you probably already have! You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to satisfy the majority of your everyday house cleaning needs. When it comes down to it, all you need are basic kitchen necessities like salt, vinegar, and lemon!
An excellent overview of useful green cleaning tips, but to save you time, we want to share our favorite eco-friendly cleaners that you can make at home and are easy to use:
Natural Bare Floor Cleaner
For this natural floor cleaner, all you have to do is mix 1 cup of vinegar with one gal of warm water. This can be used not only on wooden floors but is safe to clean ceramic, tile, linoleum, and even vinyl. The best part is, you won’t need to rinse any of the surfaces afterward!
Natural Furniture Polish
Typically, furniture polishes are made with materials, which are known to be toxic. Avoid these toxins by mixing two parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice, and apply with a soft towel or cloth. The olive oil will not only remove dirt but will leave your wooden furniture beautifully shiny.
Natural Glass Window Cleaner
Avoid inhaling those nasty ammonia fumes by skipping the conventional window cleaner, and merely mixing 4 tbsp the juice from a lemon with 1/2 gal of water for sparkling clean windows!
As an added tip, if you’ve ever gotten a headache from the smell of paint while redecorating, there is an easy, natural solution to this problem as well! Once again, the super ingredient vinegar saves the day: fill 3 or 4 small dishes with half an inch of vinegar, place them around the house or room, and it will absorb the smell. Change the dishes daily to ensure optimal absorption. It’s as only as that! This essential tip to protect against harmful fumes will surely be useful when it comes time to move or undergo renovations.
So next time you’re at the grocery store, you should skip the harmful bottle cleaners, and pick up a lemon instead! We are passionate about healthy alternatives and want your homes to be not only squeaky clean but also completely safe. Try out these natural, homemade cleaners for a clean, happy, and healthy home!