There are so many cleaning products on the market and the newer they are, the stronger are the chemicals which they contain. Although they are claiming to fight even the toughest stains, you shouldn’t trust them unconditionally. Of course the toxic cocktails of chemicals can break down most of the dirt, but they can also cause so much health problems, especially for people who suffer from asthma or allergies.
If you have children or pets, using generic cleaning solutions is not a good idea. After all you want to secure a safe playground for you kids and pets and this cannot be achieved if you tackle every chore with the help of harsh chemicals. Don’t worry. There are easy DIY recipes which you can use to make green cleaners and use them for every cleaning task that you need to do.
The ingredients for this recipe are so easy to be found and they can really tackle any stain and help you clean any mess and still protect yourself and your family from any harmful chemicals. All you need for this cleaner is baking soda, white vinegar and a lemon, tea tree or lavender essential oil. Grab an empty spray bottle and mix half a cup of the vinegar with ten drops of any of the previous mentioned oils. Shake the bottle and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Pour enough water to fill up the bottle. And there you have it! Your homemade all-purpose cleaner is ready to be used for any surface and stain.
The combination of white vinegar and soda is strong enough to deal with any type of stain and the essential oils act as natural disinfectants. Transform your home into a well-protected and sparkling clean environment with the help of this DIY cleaner.
DIY scrub cleaners
Sometimes there are stains that require a little scrubbing. For those cases you can use this homemade scrub cleaner which is environmentally friendly and very efficient when it comes to tackling tough spots. For this products you will need a cup and a half of baking soda, half a cup of liquid laundry soap and a few drops of an essential oil.
Mix the soda and the soap in a container until a paste is formed. Add an essential oil for a natural disinfectant. Lemon, tea tree and lavender oils work the best, so you can choose which one out of these three to use.
Homemade dishwasher tablets
You will be surprised how much DIY recipes there are and this one is yet another great way to use a green homemade products for your everyday chores. To make your own dishwasher tablets, you will need two cups of baking soda, two cups of Borax, half a cup of white vinegar, half a cup of sea salt and about fifteen drops of a lemon essential oil.
Grab a large mixing bowl and mix all of the ingredients in it. When you add the vinegar there will be a slight fizzing going on and after a few minutes it will start to form clumps. Pour the mixture in an ice cube tray and fill the forms well. Leave the detergent to dry for at least 24 hours. Wait until your tablets are solid dry and your DIY dishwasher detergent is ready to be used.
I recommend you to try these DIY recipes and see for yourself that it is much easier and even cheaper to use homemade super cleaners for your everyday cleaning chores. This way you will have a perfectly clean home but at the same time you won’t put your health and the one of your family at risk.