Many of the go-to household cleaners contain ingredients in them that can be harmful to the health of you and the environment. Believe it or not, it’s very easy to make an effective, natural household cleaner. It’s also affordable because you most likely already own all of the ingredients!
If you’ve already eliminated your clutter, another household item you may want to consider replacing is your common multi-purpose cleaner. These cleaners not only contain chemicals that could impact your and your family’s health over time, but they also aren’t great for the environment. Usually after you’ve given your kitchen or bathroom a good scrubbing, the product ends up going down the drain and ultimately flushes into the environment.
You can purchase natural cleaning products at the store, but their price is often marked up. There are many simple, cheap recipes to make a variety of natural household cleaners from laundry detergent to dish soap. Today we’ll be providing the easy steps for a natural and fresh-smelling all-purpose cleaner to use on your kitchen counters, tables and appliances.
Here’s how to make this eco-friendly product:
1. Gather your supplies.
You will need a glass spray bottle. You’ll also need white vinegar, a lemon, baking soda and water.
2. Measure and combine your ingredients.
Pour ½ a cup of white vinegar into the glass spray bottle. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the white vinegar. You can also add in a few lemon rinds for an extra strong lemony scent. Add in two tablespoons of baking soda and then fill the rest of the bottle with water. Twist on the spray cap and shake!
3. If you want to get extra fancy…
You can add in a few drops of lavender or orange essential oil to create a stronger scent.
This bottle of natural all-purpose cleaner will be good for two weeks. Happy Cleaning!