It’s a top priority to keep your home protected and clean, but sometimes it’s hard not to question if the harsh chemicals in a lot of household cleaners are doing more harm than good. This is especially true because according to the Environmental Working Group, “Cleaning products, unlike foods, beverages, cosmetics and other personal care products, are not required by federal law to carry a list of ingredients.” We are becoming more health conscious about what we put in our bodies when it comes to food, but what about what we are spraying in our homes? If you’ve made the decision that you are ready to make the switch to homemade cleaning products, take a look at our list of recipes below to get started.
Chemical-Free, All-Purpose Cleaner
Every healthy home needs an all-purpose cleaner. This chemical-free cleaner will be the biggest help to you as you adopt your new cleaning routine. To get started you will need these simple ingredients, along with a spray bottle as a container:
-1/4-1/2 cup of white vinegar
-2 tablespoons of baking soda
-Eucalyptus essential oil
For the full list of directions, you can head here.
Natural Glass Cleaner
Smudged windows will be a thing of the past with this natural glass cleaner recipe. Combine these ingredients together in your spray bottle for your new and improved cleaner. Also, when it is your first time using this recipe, add a few drops of dish soaps in order to remove grime that could have been left behind from your previous product.
-2 cups of water (distilled or filtered is preferred)
-2 tablespoons vinegar
-10 drops essential oil of choice
It is a myth that you need well-marketed, commercial products to truly have a clean home. In fact, many people believe that making your own natural cleaning products will result in having a healthier home for you and your family! Have you ever made a DIY natural cleaner? Did it clean as well as your previous cleaner? Like us on Facebook and let us know your results and experiences with DIY cleaning product recipes.