With the large variety of cleaning products, we have forgotten that natural cleaning products are just as effective as commercial detergents. They might require some more scrubbing, but on the other hand, they have many benefits. They are cheap, non-toxic and safe for the environment.
Next time you need to do some cleaning, try making your own homemade cleaner instead of rushing into the nearest store.
There are many recipes for homemade natural cleaning solutions. Here is a recipe for a healthy and non-toxic all-purpose cleaner suggested by cleaning services Ealing:
If you expect a long and complicated recipe with a huge list of ingredients, then we have a surprise for you. Our recipe is just as simple as it is effective. All you need to do is mix equal parts of distilled white vinegar and clean water. Pour in spray bottles and shake well.
The acetic acid in vinegar kills viruses, germs, bacteria and mold. It also dissolves tough mineral deposits and stains like those found in sinks, toilets and tubs. It is ideal for cleaning windows, mirrors and other glass surfaces. Ealing cleaners advise to allow the vinegar solution to stay on the window for a while and then rinse with a crumpled newspaper instead of a towel. This way you will prevent the formation of strikes and lint marks.
Another good thing about vinegar is that it is a natural deodorizer too. Pouring this solution in drains will remove the unpleasant drain odor. And talking about odors, vinegar doesn’t smell that good itself. Aerating the room for 15 minutes will help you solve this problem easily, but if you want you could add a few squirts of liquid soap or dishwashing liquid to add some fresh scent to your homemade all-purpose cleaner.
Although vinegar is natural and non-toxic you should still be careful when using it. As with any cleaner, you should avoid all contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin and test on a small area before using on finished wood surfaces or tile. You should never use it on marble too.