Homemade cleaning products are typically safer to use and less expensive to make. If you’ve never tried them, there’s seriously no better time to start. Here are four possible options to consider.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
While it’s probably tempting to reach for bleach when your toilet needs cleaning, try using white vinegar and baking soda to get rid of tough stains and odors.
Pour a cup or two of vinegar in your toilet and sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl. Let it set for a few minutes and scrub with a toilet brush. Baking soda helps to scrub away stains and vinegar is a highly effective deodorizer.
Window and Mirror Spray
Mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and water in a spray bottle. Add a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Shake well, spraying on glass surfaces. Wipe away with an absorbent cloth such as a microfiber towel.
This is the best streak-free alternative to commercial window and glass cleaner and it costs less than $2 dollars to make.
For people who don’t own a dishwasher, dish soap is essential for keeping dishes clean. The soap needs to be powerful enough to cut through grease and stuck on foods. The problem is this. Most major dish soap brands use harsh chemicals to achieve the level of effectiveness.
Homemade dish soap works just as well, is safer for your skin and better for the environment. There are several variations of homemade soap to try, ranging from a few ingredients to five or more.
To start out, try a simple solution of distilled water, vinegar, salt and a natural biodegradable cleanser. Store in an empty dish soap container and use it like you would any other dish soap.
If you rather ease into things with one product, think about an all-purpose cleaner. Mix together (in a spray bottle) four cups water, two tablespoons of clear dish soap and two tablespoons (no-suds) ammonia. Shake well, before using.
Once you try homemade cleaners, chances are you’ll never go back to commercial brands. It’s so important to do all you can to keep yourself and your family as healthy as possible. Let these safer cleaning solutions help!