cleanRecently, green cleaning has become popular and even fashionable. Many people turn to eco-friendly alternatives to the chemically-based cleaners available on the market. It is much cheaper and healthier.  

 

Going green with the products you use to clean the house is just as effective as using commercial cleaners. In case you are wondering what ingredients you can use to go  over various surfaces at home, we suggest you take a look at this article.

 

Here we will show you how you can make your own non-toxic cleaners using environmentally-friendly ingredients.

 

Let’s get it started.

 

 

 

Vinegar

 

In the past, when chemically-based cleaners were still not developed, people used to clean surfaces with vinegar. It is safe and healthy. What’s more, it’s efficient. You don’t need to worry about harmful gases, also known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitting into the air. Vinegar can work out on stains, grease streaks and mildew. Spray any surface that needs a deeper clean. Wait for a couple of minutes and use a brush to scrub it off.

 

Lemon juice

 

Lemon juice is another alternative to vinegar. It can be used to clean tough grime and dirt. Spray a little bit of lemon juice over the surface that need cleaning and let it rest. Again use a stiff brush to remove the dirt.

 

Baking soda

 

Baking soda is a natural cleanser. Generally, you don’t need much to do in order to prepare a cleaning product made with baking soda. In fact, you can apply baking soda on any surface that needs cleaning, scrub with a cloth or sponge and then wash away the rest. If the grime is tougher you can try adding kosher salt.

 

Disinfectant

 

Prepare your own disinfectant at home. Instead of using bleach, mix three tablespoons of liquid soap, two cups of water and 20 drops of tea tree oil.

 

Non-abrasive cleaner

 

On a sponge, add one part of lemon juice and one part of baking soda. Make a paste. After that scrub the troubled area with the sponge.

 

All-purpose cleaner

 

In a spray bottle, mix together water, club soda and white vinegar. Shake the bottle and use the liquid to spray all sorts of surfaces.

 

Window cleaner

 

In order to make a natural window cleaner at home you need 2 teaspoons of white vinegar, club soda and warm water. In a clean spray bottle, add the soda, vinegar and water and shake.

 

OR

 

In a clean spray bottle, mix one pint of rubbing alcohol and half cup of soapy ammonia. Mix well and shake the bottle. You are now ready to use it.

 

Toilet bowl cleaner

 

You don’t need any chemically-based products to clean the toilet bowl. All the dirt can be removed and disinfected with baking soda and white vinegar. Spray some vinegar in the toilet bowl and add baking soda. Let it rest for a while. When the time is up, scrub well with the toilet brush. Flush the toilet. You are done.

 

Making your own cleaners can save money and provide a more controlled and healthy cleaning. You are aware of the ingredients that the products have because you made them yourself. Even though the cleaners are environmentally-friendly and non-harmful, you still need to keep them out of the reach of pets and children. Also, make sure you label them so that you know what you put in the container.

 

Author Bio: Connie Jameson is passionate freelance blogger and writer. She works for se4 tenancy cleaner and she really loves her job.

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