natural cleaning products

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) investigated over 2,000 common household cleaners and found many of them laced with toxic carcinogenic ingredients.

Ethanolamine, diethanolamine, and monoethanolamine citrate to name a few. The moral of the story- if you can’t pronounce it, most likely it is unsafe to be used in your house cleaning projects. These ingredients are detrimental to human health, pets, and the environment.

Breathing the fumes can cause asthma and respiratory illness and lead to fatal diseases down the line.

Chemicals aren’t the only way to achieve a deep clean. The five natural cleaning products below will degrease and shine just as well! Keep reading to learn more about these natural superpowers.

The Natural Cleaning Products Hiding in Your Kitchen

Your house is stocked full of natural cleaning products, you just don’t realize it. Below is a list of natural ingredients that dupe as cleaning products:

  • Lemons
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oils
  • Club soda

You probably already have all of these in your pantry. Below we’ll share some recipes using the ingredients above to create effective DIY household cleaning products that even we housekeepers approve of! Get all the dirt on the clean below!

1. Wood Cleaner

What you’ll need: 

Juice of four lemons

1/4 cup water

1/2 t. liquid soap 

A couple of drops of olive oil

A drop or two of your favorite essential oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly mixed. Then saturate a clean sponge in the mixture and ring out any excess solution back into the bowl. Your wood cleaner is now ready to use!

Simply wipe down any wood surfaces with the cleaner. You can also mop wooden floors with this cleaner, just make sure to do a patch test on your floor to confirm it is not abrasive on the polishing.

Because this cleaner uses fresh lemon juice, it is only good for one day’s use. If you want to prolong the shelf life of this cleaner, substitute the lemon for white vinegar. Store the mixture in an airtight container.

2. Glass Cleaner

What you’ll need:

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup water

1/4 teaspoon liquid soap

2 cups of club soda

Mix all ingredients in a bowl to combine. Then transfer the mixture into a container with a spray nozzle. Club soda on its own is a magnificent cleaner for stainless steel surfaces and doesn’t make them sticky as one might suspect from a soda product.

This solution can be stored in an airtight container. Spray down any glass surfaces and wipe them with a soft washcloth. Your glass will de-grease and shine in no time!

3. Toilet, Bathtub, and Sink Cleaner

What you’ll need:

Equal parts baking soda and white vinegar (the average bathroom uses a one-cup solution) 

Believe it or not, you can make antibacterial natural cleaning products. These are perfect for the bathroom. Especially in today’s climate, the bathroom is not an area you want to leave unmanaged.

If you feel uncomfortable mucking the pee-pee and poo, a cleaning service is prepared to do the dirty work for you! Buckets and Bows house cleaners take care of any mess!

The natural bathroom cleaner above uses a combination of an acid (vinegar) with an alkaline (baking soda). Together you get the fizzies! Pour this solution into plugged tubs and sinks or the toilet and watch it fizz away any dirt and bacteria.

When you pour it into the toilet, make sure to flush so it foams up the sides. You can add some essential oils like lemon, tea tree, or peppermint for added anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral benefits in addition to a nice finishing scent.

4. Bathroom Tile and Mildew Buster

What you’ll need:

1 tsp. baking soda

1sp salt

1/2 c. liquid soap

Few drops of essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until a thick paste consistency is formed. If it is too runny add baking soda. If your paste is too thick, add liquid soap.

Think of this formula as an exfoliator for your bathroom tiles. Slab some mixture onto a sponge and scrub any dirty areas of your shower and tub. This mixture is especially useful for any of those stubborn crevices or old stains.

5. Alkaline All-Purpose Cleaner

Toss all of your toxic cleaning products and create this all-in-one multipurpose cleaner.

What you’ll need:

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon liquid soap

2 cups water

A few drops of essential oils

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Transfer the liquid to a container with a spray nozzle. This cleaner can be used on pretty much any surface from bathroom counters to kitchen tiles.

Spritz the surface of your cleaning area a couple of times. Then use a rag to wipe off any dirt and sanitize. If there is a residue left behind, repeat the process on the same area until your desired clean is achieved.

This cleanser is also relatively effective at removing stains. On stained areas, leave the cleanser undisturbed for a few minutes to lift up the stain. Then wipe it off and repeat the process if the stain is still visible.

Use These Natural Cleaning Products for a Safer Home and a Healthier Family

When you use toxic cleaning products, you are not only putting yourself at risk but your entire family at risk. The fumes released during cleaning stay trapped in your home’s air and circulate. Chemicals also leave thin films on cleaned surfaces.

This means when your kids and pets touch and breath around the house, they are getting exposed to these dangerous chemicals. That is why it is so important to always use natural cleaning products.

By hiring a professional cleaning service you can remove the stress and headache altogether of knowing which products are safe to use. Buckets and Bows professionals clean using safety precautions to ensure nothing but a spotless home for you and your family.

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