5 Natural and Non-Toxic Recipes to Clean Your Home
We all like to keep our homes fresh and clean, but using a variety of chemical cleaners may not always be the healthiest choice for your home or your family. It’s especially worth considering using non-toxic alternatives in the winter months as we spend so much time indoors without the opportunity to open a window and get some fresh air! If you’re interested in learning more about natural and non-toxic ways to clean your home, we’ve gathered together some easy recipes to get you started:
Combine one cup distilled water, two teaspoons of castile soap, and 20 or so drops of your preferred essential oils in a glass spray bottle to create a simple, natural all purpose cleaner. It’s important to use a glass spray bottle as some of the chemicals in the plastic could leach into your natural cleaner. Good essential oils to use would be lemon, lavender or tea tree!
Vinegar and lemon juice are both used a lot in natural home cleaning recipes, and by combining vinegar with citrus peels you reap the benefits of both ingredients! Simply pour vinegar into a jar full of citrus peels and let the concoction sit in a dark cupboard for two weeks. Strain the liquid out and use for anything from cleaning windows to wiping down kitchen counters. Easy and effective!
Hate scrubbing your toilet bowl? You’re not alone. This easy homemade toilet bowl cleaner combines hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and baking soda to create a bubbling cleaner that does all the hard work for you! Add some of your favourite essential oils to leave a fresh lasting scent.
A simple solution of vinegar and water will leave your mirrored and glass surfaces free of dirt and streaks. When this simple cleaner is used in conjunction with a microfiber cloth, your mirrors will be left beautifully shiny and dust-free!
Commercial air fresheners may mask unwanted smells, but they are full of chemicals you’d rather not have lingering around your home. Use distilled water, vodka and essential oils to leave your home smelling fresh and clean, without the unnecessary chemicals.
Hopefully you’ll consider using some of these natural, non-toxic recipes the next time you clean your house! With Spring just around the corner, now is a great time to get your home looking spotlessly clean. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home this year, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced and dedicated team at Royal LePage Performance Realty today. We look forward to helping make your dream of finding the perfect home a reality!