Did you know that most of the ingedients you need to make your own natural cleaning products can be found in your kitchen?
Making your own cleaning products has lots of benefits. It will definitely save you money, help you to be sure of what is in the products you use and is a much more eco-friendly option than buying most regular store brands. Plus, homemade cleaners have been proven to be very effective.
Here are a few easy household cleaning recipes you may want to try:
Fabric softener - Use Baking soda in your laundry cycle to soften clothes.
All-purpose cleaner - Just dissolve half a cup of Borax in 4 litres of hot water and you will have an effective cleaner.
Floor cleaner - Just add 1/4 cup white vinegar to 4 litres of warm water, clean and then rinse with water. (note: If the area is not getting clean, just add a bit more vinegar to the water)
Furniture Polish - add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to half a cup of white vinegar. clean as polish as usual (note: you can also add a little lemon juice to mask the smell of vinegar).
Glass Cleaner - Just mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol , 1 cup water and one teaspoon of white vinegar. Put into a spray bottle and use as usual.
Bath tub/ Soap scum cleaner - wipe area with white vinegar and then sprinkle baking soda onto it. The vinegar helps break down the soap scum and the baking soda helps with scrubbing it off (note: this mixture is also good for drain cleaning)
Toilet cleaner - Mix half a cup of borax and 1 cup of lemon juice together to make a great toilet bowl cleaner.
Degreaser - lemon juice can be used as a general degreaser one its own
There are plenty of other natural cleaning recipes available online and lots of ways to clean your home without toxins and harsh, unhealthy chemicals.
About the author: Brazen is a Cape Town blogger who likes to write, shop and make lists. She is trying to live a "greener", healthier lifestyle everyday. You can also find her over here