These 6 All-Natural Homemade Cleaning Products Will Detoxify Your Home
It is no secret that commercially bought cleaning products can be hazardous to your health, and usually, they are not biodegradable, which just adds to pollution. Luckily, there are non-toxic ingredients that you can purchase to make excellent all-purpose cleaners that will not affect your households overall health.
Not to mention, it can be cheaper to go this route, and your home will still be spick and span, regardless. Extended exposure to commercially bought cleaners can linger in your home for days and even weeks after you have used them. Therefore, they can still cause and contribute to serious illnesses.
A couple of the issues that come from chronic chemical exposure include respiratory tract and eye irritation. Not to mention, they can increase the risk of life-threatening issues, like cancer and nervous system defects. The following are 6 cleaning products that can be prepared at home safely and still keep your home sparkling clean.
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
These types of commercial products have been linked to drug-resistant superbugs, and they are generally expensive. However, you can avoid that by this safe and natural cleaner that is designed to help disinfect surfaces and remove stains.
- Baking Soda - 2 tablespoons
- A clean spray can
- Water - 2 cups
- White Vinegar - 1/2 cups
- You should get a clean bowl and mix all of the following ingredients up, and then pour them into the spray can. To avoid any waste, you can use a funnel when pouring. Once this is done, you can use it to clean most surfaces in your home, like floors, counters, corners, and tiles.
- The thought process behind this cleaner is to use vinegar, which helps remove odors and grease. The tea tree oil is used because of its antimicrobial action, and it has a nice fragrance. Finally, the baking soda will mix with vinegar to help break down oil and dirt, which makes them easily cleaned.
2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner
A common problem with toilet bowl cleaners is the fumes they give off, and with this recipe, you will not have to worry about it. Plus, it is combined with vinegar and oils to give it a nice fragrance and kill any harmful germs found there.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil - 1/2 teaspoon
- Baking Soda - 1/2 cup
- You should mix the essential oil and vinegar into a small spray bottle. Then, you want to spray the inside of the bowl, lid, and seat. Wait for 15 minutes, and then place baking soda everywhere that you sprayed. Wait five more minutes, and then scrub with an abrasive toilet brush. After scrubbing, flush the toilet and see how it sparkles.
3. Liquid Laundry Detergent
This mixture uses tea tree essential oil, castile soap, borax, and washing soda to help get rid of stains in your clothes.
- Water - 17 cups
- Essential Oil - 10-15 drops (optional)
- Borax - 1 cup
- Castile Soap - 1 cup
- First, you need to boil 6 cups of water in a saucepan. Then, turn off the head and add in the boras and washing soda. Use a spoon to stir the saucepan until all of the powders have dissolved. Then, place 11 cups of water, essential oil, and castile soap into a large bucket. Combine the two mixtures, and then place it into a glass storage container.
- This mixture can be placed directly on stains before putting them in the washing machine, and it only takes 1/2 of the detergent for a single load of laundry.
4. Liquid Dishwash
Commercial dish liquid can contain loads of toxins that can cause many health issues. The following is a natural alternative that you can make at home to wash your dishes.
- Essential oils - 10-30 drops
- Boiling water - 1 1/4 cups
- Liquid castile soap - 1/4 cup
- Castile bar soap - 1/4 cup grated
- Washing soda - 1 tablespoon
- First step is to bring the water to a boil and add in the grated castile soap. Stir it thoroughly until it is dissolved. Then, you want to slowly stir in the liquid castile soap and washing soda. Once the mixture has cooled down, you will add in the essential oils and transfer the mixture to a soap dispenser.
5. Mirror and Glass Cleaner
A lot of commercial cleaners can leave streaks behind when washing windows and mirrors, but below, you'll find a homemade non-toxic recipe for glass cleaner that will not leave behind spots and streaks.
- Water - 2 Cups
- Essential Oil - 10 drops
- White vinegar - 1/4 cup
- Cornstarch - 1 tablespoon
- Rubbing alcohol - 1/4 cup
- Grab a clean spray bottle and put all of the ingredients inside of it. Shake the bottle for 2 minutes until all of the ingredients are mixed thoroughly. To use the mixture, spray it on glass surfaces like mirrors or window panes and then spite off with a cloth.
6. Air Freshener
It doesn't matter if your entire house is squeaky clean if it has a lingering unpleasant odor. Thankfully, the following recipe will allow you to clear out any of those odors and become pleasing to the senses.
- White vinegar - 1/2 cup
- Water - 1 1/2 cups
- Pure essential oil - 15 drops
- With this recipe, you can make it as you choose by picking your favorite scent of essential oils. Lavender and lemongrass are very popular because of their refreshing scent. Once you choose the oil, mix all of the ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake it until all of the ingredients are mixed. Then spray to your heart's content to make your home smell as pleasant as it looks.
All of the recipes you have seen here use biodegradable ingredients and are cost effective. If you enjoy any of these recipes or have new ones that we have missed, please respond and let us and the world know!
Our content is created to the best of our knowledge, yet it is of general nature and cannot in any way substitute an individual consultation by your doctor. Your health is important to us!