As we Spring forward to longer daylight and warmer days, it also means it’s time to clean and unclutter our homes and invite friends over for barbeque parties.
Cleaning could be more enjoyable with homemade cleaning supplies. With homemade cleaning solutions, you save money, avoid exposure to harmful chemicals and create an eco-friendly environment.
Commercial cleaning solutions can cause irritation in your eyes and inflammation in your respiratory system due to inhalation of fumes. Chemical cleaners could also trigger headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. So, skip the toxic chemicals and make your cleaners with simple ingredients that work just as well and smell better.
Homemade Cleaning Supply Ingredients
To spare yourself exposure to irritating chemical cleaners, work with these easy-to-find ingredients.
Pour into the toilet bowl:
The ingredients will fizz immediately. Scrub until the reaction has ceased.
Bathroom Sink and Tub Cleaner
For a basic daily cleaning spray, add to a spray bottle:
Spray and wipe away after 10 minutes.
For tougher tub grime, mix:
Scrub and rinse surfaces. Spray areas of hard water mineral buildup with pure vinegar. Allow vinegar to set for 30 or more minutes before wiping.
Kitchen Counter Cleaner
For non-stone counters, fill a spray bottle with equal parts:
Spray and wipe. For stone counters, replace vinegar with rubbing alcohol.
Disinfect surfaces with a blend of:
Store in an airtight container. Use 2 Tablespoons detergent per laundry load.
Apply with a wet cloth and scrub and rinse.
Making your own natural cleaning supplies will reduce your physical contact with harmful chemicals. Visit Famous Foods in Vancouver to find a great selection of natural ingredients and toxic-free products.