As lives become busier, more hectic and more stressful, it’s easy to choose products that promises a quick fix. Need a bathroom cleaner? On your next shopping trip you pick up one of the bright and colourful bottles promising to clean fast. But did you ever think about what’s in that container?
These products are made up of harsh cocktails of chemicals and so can be bad for your health and your kids’ health. As people rethink what they’re bringing into their homes, they’re looking for greener solutions.
So, instead of bringing these harsh chemicals into your home, consider eco-friendly cleaning the options below. We have some natural alternatives to your every day products as well non-toxic and organic options.
- One part vinegar
- One part water
- Lemon zest
Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let sit for a week before using. Once it’s all infused, you can use this solution to remove stains, clean bins, wipe away stains on walls, and much more. Because of the acid in the fruit, it has extra cleaning properties — perfect for stubborn stains.
Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer
What you’ll need:
- 4 tablespoons baking soda
- 1 litre warm water
To clean kitchen counters, kitchen appliances and inside your fridge, the best thing to use is baking soda. It’s an oder neutraliser and is great from shining stainless steel and counters. The solution should be used with a clean sponge and wiped.
Heavy Duty Scrub
- 1/2 a lemon
- Sonnet Scouring Powder
DIY Natural Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Baking soda is a great way to combat bad odors, but it can also be used as a surprisingly effective cleaner around your home by making a paste with baking soda and water. Great for ovens.
The acid cuts through grease and grime while killing harmful bacteria.
Salt is an abrasive makes it a perfect tool for tackling spills and stains on hard surfaces.
Lemons are an excellent all-natural cleaning product. By cutting a lemon in half you can use it to scrub away stains on countertops, cutting boards, and other surfaces.
Organic soaps and detergents
Sonett is one of the pioneers of ecological laundry detergents and cleaners.