When it comes to keeping our homes clean, many of us are increasingly conscious of the products we use and their impact on our health and the environment. While commercial cleaners often contain a cocktail of harsh chemicals, there are also more holistic options out there. However, the easiest, and most budget-friendly thing that you can do is to simply make your own homemade natural cleaners that are not only effective but also environmentally friendly. So let’s explore a few of our favorite options.
All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaner
Harness the natural power of citrus and vinegar with this potent all-purpose cleaner that cuts through grease and grime effortlessly. Simply combine citrus peels, such as those from lemons, oranges, or grapefruits, with white vinegar in a glass jar and let the mixture infuse for a few weeks. Strain the solution and dilute it with water to create a versatile cleaning spray that can tackle kitchen surfaces, bathroom tiles, and more. And the best part — it also smells absolutely amazing. That means that it will left behind a clean surface with a pleasant scent. There’s not much that you won’t be able to clean with this powerful all-in-one eco-friendly product.
Baking Soda and Lemon Scrub
Bid farewell to stubborn stains and tough grime with a homemade baking soda and lemon scrub that’s gentle yet effective. This dynamic duo works wonders in tackling dirt and grease, making it ideal for scrubbing sinks, tubs, and countertops. Simply mix baking soda with freshly squeezed lemon juice to create a paste, then apply it to the targeted area and let it sit for a few minutes. With a bit of gentle scrubbing, watch as the natural abrasiveness of the baking soda and the degreasing power of the lemon lift away even the most stubborn residue, leaving your surfaces gleaming and refreshed. This combination is ideal for cleaning stoves, grills, bathtubs, or pretty much any surface that you weren’t able to clean with regular cleaning products.
Vinegar and Olive Oil Wood Polish
Revitalize your wooden furniture and floors with a simple yet effective homemade wood polish that combines the cleansing power of vinegar with the nourishing properties of olive oil. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and olive oil in a spray bottle, shake well, and spritz the solution onto a soft cloth. Gently polish your wooden surfaces with this natural elixir, allowing the vinegar to lift away dirt and grime while the olive oil nourishes and restores the natural luster of the wood. You’ll notice that your once dull furniture finally radiates a warm, inviting glow that will add a touch of luxury to your home. You can use it to restore your beloved furniture, or even to give your wooden floors a little bit of extra TLC.
DIY Aromatic Air Freshener
Are you looking for an eco-friendly air freshener that isn’t filled with toxic and harmful chemicals? Then simply mix baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, eucalyptus, or peppermint, and place the mixture in a decorative bowl or sachet. Let the natural fragrance fill out your living space, eliminating unwanted odors and enriching your home a touch of luxury. This would also be a fun DIY project to make for holiday gift baskets. So if you’re not sure what to gift your loved ones for Thanksgiving, this could be a thoughtful addition.
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