Are you also tired of spending money on all kinds of cleaning products to clean different parts of your house? When you go to the supermarket, the odds are you’ll see plenty of different cleaning products, each for different purposes. Even cleaning products for the same purpose or surface differ from each other. They all promise “shiny surfaces”. However, the more options you have, the more difficult it is to make the right choice. On top of all, how can you choose the most affordable and also healthiest option for your family members? We already know that most cleaning liquids contain aggressive chemicals that are harmful both to the environment and your health.
So, we did our research and came up with a list of organic cleaning liquids that you can prepare in the comfort of your place. You only need a few ingredients to make these environmentally friendly products.
Vinegar and baking soda cleaning have been around for a long time and these two are go-to ingredients for anyone who wants to clean their household sustainably, by using only a few ingredients. For that reason, our recipes also include vinegar and baking soda.
The best way to clean walls is to use vinegar. Did you know most house cleaning services often use vinegar for sustainable house cleaning? Because it works perfectly! Distilled vinegar is extremely useful for destroying common germs around your house.
Before you really get into the ground work, clean your walls with a duster. Forget itty-bitty rags – opt for a large, microfibre duster on a long, preferably extendable, pole. One very basic wall wash uses 4 cups of warm water to 1/4 cup white vinegar, with 2 tablespoons of liquid soap. Before you start washing, brush and wipe down the walls to remove loose dust, spiderwebs, and other messes. Then use clean cloths to wash the walls, and rinse clean with more clean cloths dipped in warm water.
You can make your own germ-killing vinegar solution by mixing white vinegar with water in a 1: 1 ratio and filling it in a spray bottle for later use. In addition to breaking down grease, this solution dries quickly and leaves an attractive shine on various surfaces of your home.
If you were surprised by vinegar’s cleaning abilities, wait until you try adding lemon juice to your cleansing routine!
To adequately polish wood floors, you only need to mix a 1/2 cup of lemon juice with 1 cup of olive oil for an effective and wonderful polishing solution. In addition, you can also use undiluted lemon juice to erase traces for your bathroom as well as eliminate stains from furniture, kitchen tables, and carpets.
The best way to clean your kitchen is to start getting rid of grease and food waste. Deep stove and oven cleaning is a must. Of course, you also want to make it more eco-friendly and organic. For sustainable kitchen cleaning start moistening the oven surface with a sponge and water. Use half a cup of baking soda, half a cup of salt, and half a cup of water to make a thick paste, and spread it around the inside of the oven and stove. (Avoid bare metal and any vents.) Leave it on overnight. Remove it with a spoon and wipe it clean. Rub gently with fine steel wool for stubborn stains.
To clean glass surfaces and windows mix with a quarter of warm water, two teaspoons of white vinegar. To wash using damaged paper or cotton cloth, just use black and white newspapers, not newspapers with color. Do not clean windows when the sun is on them because after drying up it’s when those streaks appear. Be sure to follow the formula, as using a very strong vinegar solution will etch the glass and eventually contribute to its cloudiness.
So, the next is the bathroom. The best way to clean bathroom areas is once again cleaning with vinegar and baking soda.
Make your own eco-cleaner! It’s important to give the bathtub a really good scrub, and we usually use aggressive cleaning liquids for this. Probably not the best choice! You can make your own environmentally friendly products by combing baking soda, sea salt, washing soda, and essential oils (for scent). If you wet the tub first with water or vinegar, it can help get the powder to stick to the tub. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, scrub, and wash away.
To clean the toilet, just sprinkle baking soda around the bowl and pour a cup of vinegar into the water. With a toilet brush, scrub the inside of the bowl. You can use our eco-friendly bathroom spray cleaner for this purpose as well if you want to save time!