It’s important to keep your home clean and free of germs to ensure the healthiest living environment possible for your loved ones that live with you. You may feel the need to go overboard with the types of products you purchase to get your home super clean, but if you do, you’ll be filling your home with a variety of chemicals and harsh cleaners the second you open the bottle. Check the label and see just how many ways the manufacturers warn you about making contact with the solution. You think that those ingredients are great for your home?
Many people are starting to use more green, eco-friendly cleaning solutions in their home. However, making an effort to only by the eco-friendly cleaning products can get expensive, so we’re here to show you how you can get your home clean with natural products that you probably already have in your cupboards. Make your own cleaning products using ingredients without toxic components.
White vinegar can easily break down grease, which makes it the ideal surface cleaner for both kitchens and bathrooms. Since vinegar is acidic in nature, it’s a powerful cleaning agent with an antibacterial effect. Try using it warm for maximum effect.
2. Lemon Juice
Many commercial brands use lemon in their products because lemon juice easily kills mold and cuts through grease. It even leaves a streak-free shine. Using lemon juice with vinegar and/or olive oil creates a tough cleaning solution that leaves your room smelling fresh.
If you’re looking for a natural scrubbing material, try sal. It’s natural, yet gently abrasive, and it’s perfect for disinfecting kitchen items. Try combining it with baking soda to cut through grease and whiten discolored cutting boards.
4. Cream of Tartar
Cream of tartar is actually a result of residue left inside wine barrels during the wine-making process. While used in baking, cream of tartar is also great for a variety of household cleaning tasks such as cleaning bathroom tile, removing rust, and cleaning the gunk off of your toaster.
5. Baking Soda
Baking soda acts as a natural deodorizer that outperforms other commercial scrubs and cleaners. Use it in your kitchen and in the bathroom to remove stains and clean grimy ovens. Adding salt to the baking soda gives it extra scrubbing power.
Some antibacterial sprays and cleaners might make your room and your clothes smell great, but they are also introducing toxic compounds into your home that could cause asthma and other issues. Make it a priority to clean with healthy, natural cleaning solutions to protect both your home and the Bellingham, WA environment. Call John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County to see what natural cleaning products we offer!