Today’s modern houses are filled with toxic and polluting substances designed to make domestic life easier.
The cost of these commercial and chemical-based products over its homemade chemical-free cleaners can be high.
Having a long-term health concern for the family, and environmental pollution caused by their manufacture and disposal.
In the U.S, for instance, 1 in 3 people suffer from allergies, asthma, sinusitis or bronchitis (US National Center for Health Statistics).
Dealing with these conditions should include reducing synthetic chemicals in the home environment.
A rising number of commercial non-toxic home cleaning products are also available, as healthier and environmentally responsible alternatives.
Use of these products promotes the growth of green businesses which are contributing to a sustainable economy.
Homemade cleaning recipes are easy to make, and most of the recipes are made using the same basic ingredients to clean multiple surfaces/rooms of the house.
I don’t think eliminating everything entirely does us any favors. It does, however, do just fine cleaning what needs to be cleaned without going overboard and contains the commonest components in homemade cleaning products.
For numerous home-cleaning chores, you can make your own cleaning products using the ingredients listed below.
White vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils
White vinegar cuts through grease and grime melt mineral deposits, aids lift stains and breaks down bad odors. While it does smell when wet, but the smell goes away when it dries.
Some essential oils, like tea-tree or eucalyptus, contains anti-microbial properties, which means they help inhibit the growth of disease-causing micro-organisms. They also add a nice fragrance.
Baking soda is a powerful deodorizer and stain remover that contains anti-bacterial properties. Baking soda is like white vinegar, a staple in household cleaning.
You will need 1/4-a half cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of baking soda; several drops of tea tree or eucalyptus essential oil and a Spray bottle. you will also need sufficient water to fill the bottle
Pour in ¼ to a half cup of white vinegar in a spray bottle and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Add in a few drops of your chosen essential oil and then fill the bottle to the top with water.
Give it a good shake and allow it settle before using. Test for color-fastness if you are using it on clothes.
We got by for a long, long, time without hardcore cleaners, and I personally don’t think they are good or necessary.
I think a home should be clean, but I don’t think it should be sterile. Otherwise, we’re just ending up short-term spraying nasty chemicals into our environment, and long-term weakening our immune systems and creating resistant strains of bacteria.
Not to mention making your own cleaner is cheaper, easy, and incredibly satisfying.