Create Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaners in MinutesFebruary 28, 2023 · Monika Harah
Get ready to go green and clean with these fantastic DIY eco-friendly cleaners! Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a fresh and sparkly home.
Making your own cleaners is not only good for the planet, but it's also good for your wallet. You won't have to break the bank buying expensive, store-bought cleaners, and you can bask in the satisfaction of doing your part for the environment.
To make these magic cleaners, you don't need to be a mad scientist. All you need are some basic household items that you probably already have lying around. Here's what you'll need:
- White vinegar (the superhero of cleaners)
- Baking soda (the baking powder with cleaning superpowers)
- Lemon juice (the natural degreaser)
- Castile soap (the gentle giant)
- Essential oils (optional, for a touch of fragrance)
First up, we have the all-purpose cleaner. This one is so simple to make, even your kids could do it (with a little supervision, of course).
Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a lovely scent. Give the bottle a good shake before each use, and spray the solution on any surface that needs cleaning.
Then, simply wipe it down with a damp cloth, and voila! You've got a clean surface without any harsh chemicals.
Next, we have the bathroom cleaner. This one is a lifesaver for those tough bathroom grime and scum. Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of castile soap, and enough water to make a paste.
Apply the paste to your bathroom surfaces and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, grab a scrub brush and start scrubbing. Rinse it off with water, and your bathroom will be shining like new, without any toxic fumes.
No more streaks on your windows and mirrors! For a crystal clear finish, mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 1/2 cup of water in a spray bottle.
Shake the bottle well before each use, and spray the solution on your windows and mirrors. Wipe it down with a clean, dry cloth, and your windows will be sparkling like diamonds.
Finally, we have the laundry detergent. Making your own laundry detergent is easy and can save you a ton of money in the long run.
Simply mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of washing soda, and 1 cup of grated bar soap in a large container. Stir the ingredients together until well combined, and store in an airtight container.
Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup of the mixture per load, depending on the size of your load and the dirtiness of your clothes.
Making your own eco-friendly cleaners is a fun and easy way to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and avoid harsh chemicals.
With these natural and non-toxic ingredients, you can keep your home clean and healthy without sacrificing performance. So, grab your ingredients and get cleaning! Your home and the planet will thank you.