Today I want to show you how to make your own fully natural, eco-friendly cleaners from the comfort of your own home. Why would you want to do that I hear you cry? Well there are 3 fantastic reasons – all are equally valid!
You will save money!
You will avoid toxins!
You will help to save the planet!
I am going to share 11 simple of recipes here, most of which use the same basic ingredients and take just a few minutes to prepare…..but the warm eco-warrior, money-saver feeling will last you all day! Shop-bought cleaners use energy to manufacture and distribute – and the ones that proclaim to be ‘green’ are sometimes misleading and usually more expensive. Your house will be sparkling clean, with a pleasant aroma – and you will save your family money and protect them from being bombarded by the myriad toxins that are found in shop-bought cleaning products – yes, you will be a hero!
You will see a few ingredients come up time and time again – I will explain briefly why that is.
White vinegar – This is a favourite because it bacteria hates it! It creates an acidic environment where it cannot thrive. It also won’t stain like apple cider vinegar can.
Baking soda – This is a fantastic natural abrasive and cleanser which is also deodorising and is gentle enough for most surfaces.
Jojoba or olive oil – Great for oiling and polishing wood without nasty additives.
Hydrogen peroxide – This is an effective natural stain remover.
Essential oils – Many have antiviral and anti fungal properties – and they smell divine!
1. Disinfecting wipes
These are so handy and best of all – reusable!
You will need:
Mix the wet ingredients together and pour into the container. Stack the squares of cloth carefully on top of each other and allow them to soak up the mixture. Use one at a time and keep the container sealed. When you have used a wipe simply wash it and save it for the next bacth!
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