Maintaining your house clean has many benefits to your physical and mental health, but studies have shown that the cleaning products we use may be doing more harm to our health than good.
Cleaning products like furniture creams, disinfectants, drain, toilet or oven cleaners and even fabric softeners, contain toxic and corrosive ingredients that can cause severe damage in eyes, skin, and throat and esophagus if ingested.
However, there is a solution for those who wish to continue having a clean home environment without risking their health.
Here is a list of natural cleaning solutions that are perfectly safe to use around children, pets and that don’t harm the environment:
1. All Purpose Cleaner
Mix 1 liter of hot water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 2 tbsp. of baking soda and a few drops of tea tree, orange, lavender or lemon essential oils, stir and let cool before using.
2. Window Cleaner
Add 1 ½ cup of white vinegar, ½ cup of distilled water and 10 drops of lime or grapefruit oil into a 16-ounce spray bottle and stir before cleaning.
3. Laundry Detergent
Shave 3 coconut-based soap bars and add 6 cups of baking soda crystals into a bowl, thoroughly stir together. Add 3 tablespoons of the mixture and add 5 to 7 drops of your favorite essential oil per load.
4. Stain Remover
Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and wait 3 minutes, then mix 1 tbsp. of vinegar, 2 cups of warm water and 1 tbsp. of dish soap, sponge on the carpet or stained surface and rub until the stain is removed.
5. Wood Polish
Combine 1 tbsp. of olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon and 1 tbsp of water; shake and pour into a soft cloth to wipe clean wood surfaces.
We hope you like these affordable, effective and eco-friendly cleaning solutions, and remember if you want to find the right experts to clean your home, give us a call. At Weekend Maids, we’ve been providing quality housecleaning referrals in California for over 28 years.
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