Using natural cleaners is good for many reasons. The typical cleaners you find in the store contain many chemicals in them that are toxic and unhealthy to breathe or touch. They have been linked to allergies in children and adults, and they aren’t good for those of us with Fibromyalgia! The following cleaners contain only natural ingredients and are safe to breathe in. You don’t have to worry so much about your kids being around them so you don’t have to triple lock them up somewhere. They are good for the environment, and cost-friendly! Besides all of those benefits, they get the job done. The first 6 are basic cleaners I keep on hand and use frequently.
- Glass Cleaner:
In a spray bottle,1 part vinegar, 1 part water. Tip: Use newspaper to clean the glass/window.
- Furniture Polish:
In a spray bottle,1 part vinegar, 1 part lemon juice.
- Liquid Hand Soap or Dish Soap (pictured below):
1 part Castile soap, 1 part water. (See link below for Castile Soap.)
- Toilet Cleaner:
1 part baking soda, 1 part lemon juice.
Let sit for 5 minutes and then scrub.
- Tub/Tile Cleaner:
Just use Borax, or same mix for toilet cleaner. (See link below for Borax.)
- Bathroom Sink/Counter Tops:
Baking soda and water or lemon juice, equal parts.
- Floor Cleaner:
2 or 3 tablespoons (TB) of Castile soap in a bucket of water. (See link below for Castile Soap.)
- Natural Febreeze:
1 TB baking soda, 2 cups distilled water,10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
In a bowl, add baking soda and then the essential oil on top. Using a fork, mix the oil into the baking soda. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and top off with water. Shake before use.
- Carpet Stain Cleaner:
Soak Hydrogen Peroxide on the spot and let sit for 5 minutes. Blot and scrub with a damp cloth. Repeat as necessary.
- Mold Killer:
In a spray bottle,2 tsp tea tree oil & 2 cups of water or straight vinegar.
Spray mixture and let sit. Do not rinse. (See link below for tea tree oil.)
- Bleach Alternative:
12 cups water, ¼ cup lemon juice, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide.
Mix, then add 2 cups per wash load or use in a spray bottle as a household cleaner.
Castile Soap (I like the citrus orange), Borax, and Tea Tree Oil can be found here:
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