Summary: When you want to do some spring cleaning, using toxic-free cleaning products is the key, here we give you natural recipes on how to make them.
Spring is coming and this means that you should make sure that your house is clean. Spring cleaning is one of the most basic things that you should be doing and in line with this, using toxic free cleaning is a must. This is because toxins can affect your health in the worst way. This is why it would be good if you can keep things as sanitary and fresh as you possibly can. It would be wonderful to clean your house in a non-toxic way and it would be a good start to keeping your health and planet safe.
These toxic free cleaning products are easily available in the market if you look for them. However, if you want to do things by yourself, then worry no more, there are a lot of natural DIY recipes that you can try when you want to clean your home. After all, by making sure that you do not use any toxins in your cleaning materials, you are helping to heal the environment as well.
Here are some recipes for different areas of your house that you can try when it comes to doing your spring cleaning:
For a good scrub in your toilet that would not only clean but also deodorize it, all you need to do would be to put about ten drops of tea tree essential oil into the bowl along with half a cup of baking soda. Add in 1/4 cup of vinegar and scrub away until you get a fizzy mixture. This would be for when you need to do some heavy-duty type of cleaning. But for your daily cleaning, you can just put vinegar inside a glass sprayer and add a few drops of tea tree oil. Spray it out, leave it for a few minutes and then slowly wipe it dry.
Tubs and showers can have grime that cannot be solved by vinegar alone. This is why you must spray some pure vinegar on it and then rinse it with water that is warm after thirty minutes. If this doesn’t work, try mixing it with some baking soda. To get rid of soap scum, you can do 1:1 water to vinegar solution, spray, and wipe clean after a few minutes.
There are a lot of surfaces inside your home that need constant disinfecting. It is easy to make your own disinfectant by mixing 3 tablespoons of whatever liquid soap is available to you, two cups of water and a few drops of tree oil.
Because there are germs in the air that can cause it to smell bad, you also might want to put in an air freshener inside your home. All you would need for this would be some baking soda, your favorite type of essential oil and a jar. Poke some holes in the lid of your jar and mix. You can vary the measurements until you reach your desired consistency and smell.
Washing your hands is very essential in keeping safe and clean and this would involve a hand soap. However, there are a lot of soaps in the market that do not smell great. The good news is that it is something that you can easily make at home. All you need to do is to mix Castille soap in liquid form with water and add some essential oil of choice. Fill a glass bottle up to about a fifth with soap and then fill the rest with water and you will have instant hand soap, ready to use.
Countertops are places where bacteria and germs will easily group. You can easily mix together a cleaner for these areas. Just mix equal portions of water and vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle. For those that are made of stone, marble or granite, you should skip the vinegar and opt for rubbing alcohol instead.
These are just some of the cleaning solutions that you can do with all-natural materials, mixed in the right amount. They will not affect your health and they will make sure that the environment will be safe too.