When it comes to cleaning our homes, it can be easy to reach for commercial cleaning products that promise to make the task quick and easy. However, many of these products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both our health and the environment. Fortunately, there are a number of easy DIY cleaning solutions that you can make at home using natural ingredients that are just as effective and better for the environment.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This solution can be used to clean and disinfect surfaces throughout your home. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, and use it to clean your windows. For a streak-free finish, wipe the windows down with a microfiber cloth.
Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender or lemon, to create a carpet freshener. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpets, wait 15 minutes, and then vacuum it up.
Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda with enough water to make a paste, and use it to scrub your bathroom surfaces. The baking soda will help to remove soap scum and grime, while the water will help to rinse the surfaces clean.
You can make your own laundry detergent by mixing 1 cup of baking soda, 1 cup of washing soda, and 1 cup of grated bar soap in a container. Use 2 tablespoons of the mixture per load of laundry.
By using these easy DIY cleaning solutions, you can effectively clean your home while also reducing your exposure to harsh chemicals. Plus, you’ll be reducing the amount of plastic waste generated by using commercial cleaning products that often come in plastic bottles. You will also save money by using common household items that are affordable, instead of expensive commercial cleaning products.