Why Make Your Own Natural Non-Toxic Cleaners? There was a time effective cleaning was defined by how the air smelled; the home was not really clean unless you could smell the chemicals. That was the thinking back in the days but thankfully, not anymore.
Many of the cleaners available in the market contain poisons and toxins.
They do clean well but they leave dangerous ingredients behind that pollute your home. With just a few household ingredients, you can effectively clean your home and surroundings and be green at the same time. By making your own cleaners, you contribute your quota to ensuring a safer environment and cutting your household expenses. Also, you will find homemade cleaners to be cost-effective.
Basic Ingredients and Equipment You Need to Prepare These Cleaning Recipes
To start a DIY homemade cleaner pantry, you will need the following ingredients.
A combination of these ingredients will give you the perfect cleaning recipes.
1.Distilled White vinegar: It cuts greases and soap scums, dissolves mineral deposits, freshens, inhibits mold and apparently kills 99% of bacteria, 80% of viruses and 82% of mold
2.Washing soda: It cleans, scours and deodorizes
3.Lemon juice: It cleans, scours, disinfects and deodorizes
4.Rubbing alcohol: It cleans, disinfects and deodorizes
5.Baking soda: It cleans, scours and deodorizes
6.Hydrogen peroxide: It cleans, scours, disinfects and deodorizes
7.Castille soap or Vegetable oil-based liquid soap: It cleans and freshens
8.Borax: It cleans, disinfects and deodorizes
9.Fresh herbs, citrus, citrus peels: It freshens and disinfect
10.Essential oils of choice (lavender, tea tree, lemongrass or eucalyptus)
It freshens and disinfects
11.Reusable Rags: For cleaning purposes
12.Water: For mixing and cleaning purposes
Equipment or Tools to Use
Some of the tools you may need are:
1.Measuring spoons and cups
2.Spray bottles or Jars
3.Mixing bowl and spoon/spatula
4.Sponge or cloth