Everybody wants a clean home, but many of the cleaning products available in stores contain potentially harmful chemicals. With prolonged exposure, these chemicals can damage your health and even pollute your indoor air.
If you’re worried about harsh chemicals, why not try using natural cleaning products for your spring cleaning? They work just as well, if not better than the store-bought brands. Creating your own DIY cleaning solutions will save you money, help you avoid exposure to harsh chemicals, and are kinder to the environment.
A Natural Solution for Toilet Bowls and Drain Cleaning
When making your own cleaning solutions, the key is to keep them simple. You can’t get much simpler than this toilet and drain cleaner. You need baking soda, some essential oils, and some vinegar — all found at your local store or online.
Not only does this toilet bowl cleaner smell great, but it also kills germs and disinfects surfaces.
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 3 drops tea tree oil (or other disinfecting essential oils like lavender oil or lemon oil)
- Wooden spoon
- Glass storage jar
- White vinegar
Combine all ingredients (except vinegar) in a glass bowl. Mix ingredients thoroughly. You can keep this mixture in an airtight container for future use.
Place a tablespoon of the dry mix into the toilet bowl and sprinkle around the sides. Next, add half a cup of vinegar. You’ll notice the vinegar reacting with the baking soda. Use a toilet brush to scrub away any stains. Finally, after scrubbing, leave the mix for 15 minutes before flushing.
Keep Your Kitchen Sparkling with This One Magic Ingredient
We’ve mentioned it already, but we’re going to say it again. Baking soda is one of the most versatile and effective natural cleaning products in your pantry.
A thing I never realized about being an adult is that you will always be cleaning your kitchen. No matter if you get take out, no matter if you’re gone all day, you will be cleaning. the. kitchen.
— tiffany hunter (@lifeattiffanys) June 28, 2020
It works very well for cleaning and deodorizing, but it also works wonders as a gentle abrasive. Because it’s not overly aggressive, it can be used safely on delicate surfaces such as cast iron skillets, glass stovetops, and even stainless steel sinks. It can also be sprinkled in the bottom of the garbage disposal to clean and deodorize it.
Mix 4 teaspoons baking soda with 1 teaspoon water until it forms a paste. Apply the mixture to whatever you’re trying to clean and let sit for at least 5-10 minutes before wiping away.
Stand back and admire your beautifully clean kitchen.
Enjoy Gorgeously Clean Glass with This Natural Cleaning Product
A clean window will enhance the natural light coming into your home. If you want to make your own glass cleaner, then follow this recipe:
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 70% concentration
- 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil for smell (optional)
Combine the ingredients well in a spray bottle, and you are good to go! If you don’t care for the smell of vinegar, then try using lemon juice instead.
If you use a spray bottle, shake the contents before each application. This solution will cut through the grease and grime on your windows.
How to Get Rid of Mold and Mildew Naturally
The ingredients in this natural cleaner are relatively inexpensive, and it’s easy to make in bulk. That means you’ll have plenty of a mold removal solution on hand when you need it.
Tea tree oil contains antifungal properties that can kill molds. Plus, the pleasant aroma will leave your home smelling fresh and clean.
Baking soda is a mild abrasive that can scrub away moldy residue without causing damage to surfaces.
Natural Mold Remover Recipe:
- 2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons tea-tree oil
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 24-ounce spray bottle
Place the water and tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spray over the mold. Leave overnight. Next, mix the baking soda with the spray to form a paste. Finally, use a clean toothbrush to scrub away the mold.
An All-Purpose Natural Cleaning Solution for Your Home
Try this DIY all-purpose cleaner for a spring cleaning spritz with a fresh scent. You might have all the ingredients in your pantry.
You can use this all-purpose cleaner for various applications throughout your home, including kitchen appliances, bathtubs and showers, tile grout, countertops, floors, toilets, sinks, trash cans, and more.
Mix one part white vinegar and one part water. To create a fresh scent, use lemons, or you can add sprigs of rosemary. Pop the solution in a spray bottle and shake well. The solution works best when left to infuse for at least a week.
Looking after your home takes more than a spring clean every so often. It’s also essential to keep your drains, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning units in good working order. Get in touch with JW Heating and Air experts for all your house maintenance needs.