SPRING CLEAN Non-toxic homemade cleaning products aren’t just better for us; they can also help save us money and protect the environment.
Meet the star players
Before we get to the cleaning, let’s check out some of the most common (and most useful) non-toxic cleaning products.
Baking Soda a pantry staple with proven virus-killing abilities that also effectively cleans, deodorizes, brightens, and cuts through grease and grime.
Vinegar Thanks to its acidity, vinegar effectively eliminates grease, soap scum, and grime.
Lemon Juice Annihilates mildew and mould, cuts through grease, and shines hard surfaces
Olive Oil This good-for-you cooking oil also works as a cleaner and polisher.
Essential Oils These naturally occurring plant compounds also make great scent additions to homemade cleaning products.
Make your own products
Air Freshener Defeat bathroom odours with this homemade air freshener. All you need is baking soda, your favourite essential oil and a jar with a lid. Mix ingredients together, place into the jar, poke a hole in the lid and set in your bathroom.
Hand Soap Once you’re done cleaning the bathroom, it’s time to make yourself clean. To make a foaming hand soap, mix together liquid castile soap and water in a foaming soap dispenser. Add a few drops of essential oil too! Fill about one fifth of the bottle with soap, then top it off with water.
Countertops For a simple, all-purpose counter cleaner mix together equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. If your countertop is made from marble, granite, or stone, skip the vinegar (its acidity is no good for these surfaces) and use rubbing alcohol instead.
Fabric Softener Make clothes nice and soft the non-toxic way. Make a big batch of softener by adding 10 drops of the essential oil to a 2L jug of white vinegar. Add 1/3 cup to each laundry load (just be sure to shake the mixture prior to each use).
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Article Source: greatest.com by Laura Newcomer