Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients on the back of your household cleaning products? Most store bought cleaning products contain nasty chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. Many people believe that these chemicals are necessary for a clean home, however, there are many natural ingredients that can be used to clean the home. There are essential oils that have antibacterial and antiseptic properties, making them the perfect ingredient for a clean home. You can also use everyday household items, such as bicarbonate soda and white vinegar - affordable and effective! It’s easy to keep your home vibrant, fresh and clean without all the nasties in mainstream cleaning products and we've created some DIY recipes that you can make yourself at home.
Antibacterial essential oils such as Eucalyptus and Tea Tree essential oils are excellent for use in the kitchen. Simply add a few drops of oil to a damp wash cloth and wipe down benches before and after use. If there are tough stains that won’t budge, try sprinkling a small amount of sodium bicarbonate onto the stain and then rub with white vinegar. If the kitchen sink is lacking a bit of shine, try mixing sodium bicarbonate with water and a few drops of either Lemon or Sweet Orange essential oil. Apply the mixture to the sink and use a scourer to polish the bowl before rinsing with water.
Natural Bathroom Cleaning Products
It’s hard to avoid the build up of soap scum on glass, but it is easy to remove with a few simple ingredients. Mix one cup of white vinegar, a quarter of a cup of salt and 5 drops of Lemon essential oil. Simply use a soft brush to work the mixture into the glass and rinse to finish.
Natural Household Cleaning Products
To deodorise the carpet, try sprinkling sodium bicarbonate mixed with Lavender or Geranium essential oil. Allow the powder to draw out any odours from the carpet for an hour before giving the carpet a thorough vacuum. For tiled areas, try mixing white vinegar with hot water and Lime essential oil to cut through dirt and grime.
Author: Elisabeth Lemieux
Liz is the Marketing Coordinator at ECO. Modern Essentials and oversees the company’s brand and communication strategy. Liz has extensive experience in brand management, strategy development and digital marketing across a range of direct-to-consumer businesses in the health and wellness industry. She is a qualified Yoga instructor and has been practicing for nearly a decade. Liz is passionate about everything wellness and has a strong interest in holistic health.