Natural Cleaning Products – Make Your Own!
There are some genuine, more eco-friendly natural cleaning products on the market but wouldn’t it be better if you could use everyday green household cleaners that are truly natural and whose impact on the environment is at worst minimal and at best zero? Some of these natural cleaning products which you can make on your own, do single-handedly what it would take a collection of 20 or more dedicated products to do.
Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products Recipes
1.) Vinegar natural cleaner: The uses of this vinegar as a natural cleaner are so extensive that whole books have been written on the subject. There are different types of vinegar that seem to work better on different tasks but as a good general all rounder white distilled vinegar is the best.
Vinegar is made from a fermentation process of corn alcohol. It is free of preservatives and additives and is totally natural. If you were to add vinegar to your shopping list it would mean you could dispense totally with many other bottles and containers of manufactured products and the chances are it would be more effective than each and every one of them.
Vinegar as a make your own natural cleaning product can be used as a scourer, shiner, cleaner, odor remover, lime de-scaler, mold remover, paint remover, laundry whitener, germ and bacteria eliminator and many more besides. It has extensive uses in the kitchen and bathroom, indoors and outside. It is safe to use on glass, wood, carpets, chrome, clothing, porcelain and almost any other surface you care to think of. It is effective in removing salt stains from footwear and for the care of your car. As if this wasn’t enough, vinegar can also be used on pets as a flea killer and deodorizer.
Make up a mixture of vinegar and water and decant into a spray bottle for ease of use and then use as you would any other spray cleaner.
Vinegar is cheap to buy and available everywhere. It is the greenies dream to a clean home.
2.) Baking Soda: This is found naturally occurring in nature in mineral deposits. As with vinegar this has a myriad of uses as a make your own natural cleaner and is also cheap and easily obtainable.
It is a highly effective neutralizer of many things and acts well to negate unpleasant odors. It is a powerful degreaser and can be especially effective if mixed into a paste with water and then left for several minutes to take effect.
A particularly clever trick with this item is its use as a carpet freshener especially in homes with animals. The baking soda can be scattered over the area you want to treat and after being left for a few hours, perhaps overnight, it can be removed by vacuuming.
In addition, it has been shown to be effective in the treatment of certain health disorders amongst them cystitis and thrush. It is a highly effective tooth and denture whitener. Many claim that, used as an additive to shampoo or even as a replacement, it can produce the most amazing results for dull hair. Product build up is removed in this way. It can also be used as a natural oven cleaning alternative.
3.) Salt: Although not having quite as many uses as baking soda or vinegar it is still a versatile and useful item as a household helper. It can be mixed with both baking soda and vinegar for even better results and in its own right is a great stain remover for many things including blood, grease and ink.
If added to the washing machine it is a good way to keep your colored laundry bright. Salt is also able to brighten tarnished copper.
4.) Lemons: Lemons and their juice are great as natural household cleaners because, whilst they are highly effective in combating germs and bacteria, they leave things bright and sparkling. It is no coincidence that many manufactured cleaners contain lemon juice.
Use lemons for cleaning work surfaces (especially where they are stained), shining taps and glassware and as a way of keeping white laundry white. There are other items that are useful but these are the main ones that will dispense with the need for the many harmful items lurking in your cleaning cupboard.
Don’t believe it? Try these natural cleaning products and see from yourself. You will be amazed at the results and will happily throw away cleaning products galore. You’ll save a fortune and if you happen to see that little old lady lurking in your supermarket do the kind thing and pass on your knowledge.
This article on natural cleaning products that you can make on your own has been written by Outofstress.com Expert Author ‘Deneice Arthurton’.