The chemicals found in many commercial cleaning products are often potentially harmful to overall health and to the environment. Fortunately, there are several highly effective natural cleaning products that you can use instead of commercial cleaners to keep your home sparkling and smelling great.
Natural home cleaning products to consider
With a little creativity, you can easily create natural home cleaning products that work just as well if not even better than over-the-counter options. The following are five natural ingredients that can either be used on their own to clean your home or combined or diluted to make a unique cleaning solution.
White vinegar is effective in removing a buildup of grease and wax. It is also great at killing off bad odors and leaving your home smelling great. In many instances, it is a great way to remove tough stains that soap and water can not remove. However, perhaps the best use of white vinegar is for mold removal. There is nothing like having a mold that seems impossible to remove, and oftentimes white vinegar is a great solution.
Baking soda has been a popular natural home cleaning solution for decades, and its popularity is due in large part to how successful it is in cleaning and scouring surfaces. You can easily make your own solution of baking soda, and it actually combines well and softens water. It is a great deodorizer, leaving your home smelling great, looking sparkly and feeling clean.
Most understand hydrogen peroxide as a way to clean wounds, but it is also a great way to clean and disinfect surfaces inside your home. It is particularly effective in cleaning bathroom stains and disinfecting surfaces of the kitchen and bathroom. However, hydrogen peroxide is strong, so it is important to use carefully and avoid too much exposure to the skin.
Lemon juice effectively kills bacteria on contact, and it is a great way to keep your home disinfected without relying on over-the-counter products that may contain harmful chemicals. Needless to say, lemon juice is as natural as it gets, and perhaps one of the most notable benefits of using lemon juice to clean and disinfect your home is the great aroma it puts into the air, making your home smell fresh all day long.
Liquid castle soap
Liquid castle soap is a popular home cleaning solution as well. Although it is sold over-the-counter, it is completely natural and does not contain any harmful ingredients. It is effective in cleaning most tough stains and leaves your home sparkly and smelling great. The secret is the organic aloe vera and olive oil, which is highly effective in cleaning and producing a great scent.
The bottom line
By sticking to these five natural cleaning ingredients, you can avoid using harmful chemicals often found in over-the-counter commercial products, and you can keep your home looking good and smelling great at all times.
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