Natural DIY Cleaning Products You Can Use at Home
If you’ve ever looked at cleaning products at the grocery store, you’ve seen how they advertise how effective they are at killing germs. You’d think that the more germs these cleaning products kill, the better they must be at keeping your house clean, right? Not exactly.
Some experts claim that cleaning products you buy at the store are no more effective than natural, do-it-yourself (DIY) cleaning products you can make right at home. Not only do these help you save money to clean your home, they also protect you and the environment from potentially harmful chemicals.
In fact, store-bought cleaning products often contain chemicals not listed on their labels—even those advertised as ‘green.’ You have no way of knowing exactly what’s in them.
These chemicals can make their way into the air or onto your skin. This may cause eye and throat irritation, headaches, allergic reactions and even long-term health issues.
When it comes to DIY cleaning products, vinegar is your best friend. It’s a green ingredient that does a great job of keeping your home clean because it’s a natural antiseptic that kills viruses and other germs.
Here are some ways you can recreate your trusted cleaning products at home:
● All-purpose cleaning product – Mix ½ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup baking soda and 2 liters of water.
● Carpet stain remover – Mix equal parts white vinegar and water.
● Window and glass cleaning product – Mix 1 cup rubbing alcohol, 1 cup water and 1 tbsp. white vinegar.
● Furniture polish – Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice.