We all want a home that’s clean and fresh, but at what cost? Many cleaning products on the market today contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to the environment and our health. Luckily, there are easy and affordable ways to make your own eco-friendly cleaning products that are just as effective. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you’ll also be creating a healthier environment for you and your loved ones. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your apron, and let’s get started!
- All-Purpose Cleaner
This versatile cleaner can be used to clean just about any surface in your home. Combine 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water, and 20 drops of essential oil (lavender or tea tree work great!) in a spray bottle. Shake well and use as needed. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and the essential oil adds a pleasant scent.
- Citrus Degreaser
For tough grease on stoves, ovens, and grills, combine 1 cup of distilled water, 1/4 cup of castile soap, and 10 drops of citrus essential oil (orange or lemon) in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray onto the greasy surface. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner
To keep your toilet bowl sparkling and fresh, start by pouring 1 cup of baking soda into the bowl. Follow that with 1 cup of white vinegar. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then scrub with a toilet brush. If you have tough stains, add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the mix.
- Window Cleaner
For streak-free windows, combine 2 cups of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and 10 drops of peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray onto the window. Use a squeegee or a microfiber cloth to wipe clean.
- Air Freshener
Instead of using chemical-laden air fresheners, make your own with just 2 ingredients! Combine 1 cup of distilled water and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray around your home. Lavender, peppermint, and lemon are great options for a fresh scent.
By making your own eco-friendly cleaning products, you’re not only helping the environment, but you’re also saving money and creating a healthier home for you and your family. Plus, it’s always fun to get creative in the kitchen and experiment with new recipes – even if they’re for cleaning products! So say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a cleaner, greener lifestyle. Happy cleaning!
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