Many natural cleaning products can be made easily and cheaply at home. These natural cleaners don’t have to cost a fortune or contain harsh chemicals, and they often do a better job than commercial brands.
by Peter McCarthy
for Assorted Ideas, Large & Small
Get to Work with Natural Cleaning Products
What you’ll need:
- White vinegar ($8.99 per 1 pound bottle on Amazon. )
- Borax ($10.99 per 2 pound box on Amazon.)
- Baking soda (about $3 for a four-pound box)
- Lemons or lemon juice
- Essential oils for fragrance, if desired. These can be pricey, but a little goes a long way.
General Cleaning Surfaces
Step 1: Remove as much of the natural grime, mold and dirt from the surface you are cleaning.
Step 2: Mix about three parts vinegar, one part water and a teaspoon of borax in a bucket.
Step 3: Dip rags or sponges into the solution and wipe down surfaces.
Avoid wasting borax powder by leaving it stuck to the sponge after wiping. Put a little dish soap on a rag or sponge and rinse the surface with that. Then use a clean damp cloth to wipe off any residue from the natural cleaner, leaving just a light film of borax powder behind.
Floors and Other Large Areas
Step 1: Mix about two parts vinegar with one part water and two tablespoons baking soda in another bowl.
Step 2: (Optional): Add a few drops of natural essential oil to make your home smell nice.
Step 3: Dip a sponge in the natural cleaner and wipe down surfaces, or just pour it straight onto floors or into toilet bowls.
Step 4: For objects that have been soaked in mold, allow them to sit for a couple of hours before wiping them down with a natural cleaning solution.
Step 5: Rinse natural cleaners off surfaces with clean water and wipe dry.
Note: If using a natural cleaning solution to mop wood floors, rinse the floor thoroughly and then squeegee up the excess natural cleaner before allowing it to dry. Allow natural cleaners to remain on other surfaces for a few hours before rinsing them off.
Step 6: Dispose of natural cleaners by dissolving them in hot water and pouring them down the drain.
No need to use harsh chemicals to clean up natural cleaners! You can just dump it down your drain or into your yard where it will break down naturally over time.
Natural cleaning products won’t harm your family’s health or the natural world. Try a natural cleaner today!
You can now try natural cleaning products and see the difference for yourself. Natural cleaners don’t leave dangerous chemicals behind, so you can clean up natural grime and mold without worrying about harming your family’s health or the natural world.
Remember: natural cleaning products won’t harm your family’s health or the natural world, so try a natural cleaner today.