Who doesn’t love to return to a beautiful and clean home? We all have different routines when it comes to keeping our homes spotless, but have you ever wondered about the kind of chemicals and toxins lurking in your cleaning products? The truth is, the stuff you may be using to scrub that dirt away are filled with ingredients that are seriously harmful to your health, and the well being of the planet.
While your intention is to keep your space clean, the reverse is happening. Instead, you’re exposing yourself (and if your a mom, your young children too) to toxins, chemicals and artificial fragrances which have been proven to have adverse effects on the human body.
There’s good news, though. People were keeping their homes clean way before they were relying on post industrial-revolution supermarket brands. They had loads of natural, healthy and safe ways to making sure their homes were sparkling and chemical-free.
Natural Home Cleaning Products
So here’s the thing. Most of the products that can keep your home spotless can be found right in your kitchen. The idea that natural products are expensive is a myth. In fact, you can keep your home clean with just two simple, natural and inexpensive products found in most household pantries: White vinegar and baking soda.
The first thing you want to make sure you’ve got is white vinegar. All you have to do is mix the vinegar with water (equal parts). If you can’t stand the smell, then you can soak lemon or orange peels with your vinegar in a tightly closed jar for a few days before mixing it in with water. Another way of adding natural scent to your environmentally safe cleaning product is by adding a few drops of essential oil. This recipe does magic for windows, mirrors and pretty much any surface. It will be the all-purpose cleaner you will go back to again and again.
If you’re in need of a deeper clean (stove, oven, bath tub or toilet), then you’ll want to sprinkle some baking soda, and then spray it with your vinegar mixture, leave for a bit and then clean/scrub.
It sounds too easy to be true. But the truth is that it is really is that simple. When it comes to keeping your home clean, all you really need is some white vinegar and baking soda.
The Benefits of keeping it Natural and Homemade
The best bit about keeping your home-cleaning routine natural is that it serves you! Just think about the money you’ll be saving.
By relying on these two simple, natural ingredients, you’re minimizing your routine entirely. But also, by making your own products, you’re always in control of what goes into them. You keep your home safe and healthy. On top of personal health benefits, you’re reducing your plastic consumption, the amount of toxins in the atmosphere and also minimizing waste by doing your bit as an eco-warrior.