Have you ever looked at the ingredients in a commercial cleaning product and wondered what effect they might be having on your health? Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can cause allergies and irritation to your skin. Also, many of these cleaning products have strong scents that can pollute your indoor air.
But there is another way to tackle your next spring cleaning. Why not make your own simple DIY cleaning solutions that combine natural ingredients to clean and disinfect your home? The best part? They work just as well as the industrial-strength stuff – without the strong chemicals.
How to Create a Natural and Fresh-Smelling Toilet Bowl and Drain Cleaning Product
You can use vinegar and baking soda to create a natural toilet cleaner. The baking soda reacts with vinegar to make a fizz powerful enough to clean even the messiest of toilet bowls.
Baking soda and vinegar are powerful cleaners in themselves, but when you add essential oils, you get an even better natural cleaner that smells great. It can even unclog your drains. However, always contact the plumbing experts for more severe sewer and drain cleaning issues.
Using a glass bowl and a wooden spoon, mix 2 cups of baking soda with 100 drops of tea tree oil or another essential oil that you enjoy. Pour the mixture into an old spice jar and screw on the lid.
How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean and Fresh with a Simple, Natural Cleaner
Cleaning the kitchen can be a real chore. And with so many different surfaces — such as counters and cabinets, appliances, and the sink — you need a variety of cleaners to get the job done right.
A thing I never realized about being an adult is that you will always be cleaning your kitchen. No matter if you get take out, no matter if you’re gone all day, you will be cleaning. the. kitchen.
— tiffany hunter (@lifeattiffanys) June 28, 2020
Fortunately, there are many natural products that will clean your kitchen just as well as the store bought stuff you’ve been using, without all the harmful additives. Best of all, they might be in your pantry right now!
Baking soda is a miracle cleaner. Not only is it non-toxic, but it’s incredibly effective at scrubbing away stains and nasty smells. Mix with hot water for a cheap and effective paste to clean sinks, benchtops, fridges, and ovens.
Spring Cleaning Your Windows? Try This Natural Solution
If you’re looking for a natural way to clean your mirrors and windows, try making your own natural glass cleaner. Combine 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar, 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration), and 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional).
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and use it to clean mirrors and glass surfaces. The vinegar cuts through grime, while the rubbing alcohol ensures a streak-free shine. Use newspapers or lint-free cloths to wipe the surfaces clean.
Tackle Mold and Mildew the Organic Way
If your home is plagued by mold and mildew, you may be hesitant to use many store-bought cleansers that require heavy-duty chemicals. Instead, try this simple and natural solution to combat mild mold and mildew problems.
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 24-ounce spray bottle
Mix the water and tea tree oil, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray over the mold; leave overnight. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda with some of the solution and form a paste. Spread this over the mold and let sit for 5 minutes. Then, scrub away with a toothbrush.
Enjoy Spring Cleaning the Natural Way with This Universal Chemical-Free Cleaning Product
Wipe away dirt and grime with this homemade all-purpose cleaner. This simple all-purpose cleaner is made with white vinegar, water, and a natural scent — no harsh chemicals in sight. And it’s easy to make.
How to Make All-Purpose Cleaner:
Combine one part white vinegar with one part water (i.e., 1 cup white vinegar and 1 cup water). Pour into a spray bottle. Add a few lemon rinds and rosemary sprigs to the bottle. Lemon rinds can help boost cleaning power, while rosemary adds a fresh scent. Shake the bottle to combine ingredients. Let it sit for at least a week before using.
This all-purpose cleaner can be used on many surfaces, including counters, appliances, tile floors, walls, and windowsills. Just spray on surfaces and wipe up with a damp cloth or sponge to finish.
Spring cleaning isn’t just for your household rooms. Your air conditioning, plumbing, and solar panels need a thorough spring cleaning to keep them working safely and efficiently. Call the ASI’s White Glove Guys for all your home maintenance needs.