We need cleaning supplies to keep our homes disinfected. How do we know we are using the right ones? Choosing natural cleaning products is a way to protect your health and the environment. In this blog, we’ll show you the best organic green cleaning products you can use to keep your home fresh.
1. Baking Soda
This powder is widely used for its deodorizing properties, making it the top choice to freshen up places that tend to get smelly, like the garbage disposal or the sink. You can also put a box with baking soda in the fridge, which will prevent foul odors.
2. White Vinegar
Vinegar is used for its high acidity levels, preventing some bacterias from living in it. While it may not be a disinfectant as effective as alcohol, vinegar helps remove mold and prevents it from appearing. For better results, spray it directly on the surface, leave it for an hour or two, then scrub and wipe it with hot water.
3. Lemon Juice
This citrus fruit can work great mixed with vinegar and water to make a mild disinfectant and odor remover that won’t harm the environment or your family’s health. The acid nature of lemon juice works similar to vinegar but smells better!
4. Castile soap
Castile soap is a plant-based oil soap initially made from olive oil. Since it doesn’t contain synthetic chemicals or animal fat, it’s considered an excellent green alternative for cleaning products. You can find it in liquid or bar form and can be diluted in water and combined with essential oils, vinegar, and other natural products to substitute for all types of detergents.
Salt has had many uses throughout history. It could be combined with other natural cleaning products, like vinegar, to make them more effective with deodorizing and scouring properties. Also, pouring hot water mixed with salt throughout the sink will prevent odors from lingering.
Some herbs have a relaxing aroma, while others can give you energy. However, did you know some herbs can work like mild pesticides? For example, you can mix lemon juice, water, and mint to make a window cleaner that also repels mosquitoes and other insects. Essential oils are another way of using the incredible benefits of herbs and plants.
7. Essential Oils
Essential oils are chemical compounds obtained directly from plants that carry their aroma and some other unique properties. Combining eco-friendly green cleaning products with essential oils will infuse them with a natural essence.
You can use alcohol in high concentration instead of chlorine bleach to disinfect small areas. Cheap vodka can be used in DIY cleaning mixes or be sprayed directly to flies and other insects as an eco-friendly alternative to insecticides. Please take into consideration that alcohol is highly flammable before choosing it for a cleaning chore.
9. Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is the heavy artillery when it comes to eco-friendly cleaning. It’s safer to use than chlorine bleach while still killing bacterias, viruses, and mold spores. Despite being a non-toxic product in standard presentations, it can be mildly irritating and, therefore, must be handled carefully. You can use it directly on surfaces or combined with water and essential oils. Read here how to make a chlorine bleach substitute from hydrogen peroxide.
These are some non-toxic green cleaning products you must have. They can be combined in powerful and effective ways to substitute most commercial products, but you can choose to buy eco-friendly brands that use natural ingredients. We recommend always reading the compounds and ensuring the container is eco-friendly. Book with us if you need a green cleaning service!