It is no secret that there are a wide variety of cleaning products in the market. Not only are we spoil for choice, the process of picking the right one can often become confusing. Especially, if you have items in the home that need specific care and cleaning instructions.
It is interesting to note that a lot of these cleaning agents are manufactured through chemically toxic processes and create end results. That are harmful to both our health during use and the entire planet after it is used and discarded. The big question then becomes, how do we source effective cleaning products that meet our needs and do not bring the same disastrous effects to us and the environment? The answer lies in devising innovative. New ways to create fresh and holistic cleaning products from everyday items we find around us and in our pantries.
Keep on reading and explore a few cleaning agents. You can make, find or create to get great results in your housekeeping and home-making endeavors.
Surprisingly, lemon can be just as effective as any other cleaning agent you may know. It is cheap and easily accessible. Lemon contains an anti-bacterial and antiseptic acid which helps kill germs, and can also serve as a natural bleach.
Lemon can be used to achieve brilliant cleaning in your toilet. Squeeze out the lemon juice in a cup or bowl and apply directly to the surface to be cleaned. Adding salt can yield an even better result to clear out grime on porcelain.
Degreasing: Applying a few drops of lemon on a grease covered surface can help clear things up quickly. It works by cutting through the layers of grease and is particularly effective for stoves and countertops.
Try using lemon the next time you clean your glass. Experience the same squeaky clean and crystal-clear look you would expect from the same industrial cleaners you already have.
Anyone who has ever looked up homemade cleaning products online already know the efficacy that baking soda provides. As it has a slightly abrasive nature, it can deliver amazing scouring effects without scratching delicate surfaces. Baking soda also provides deodorizing properties which makes it a potent scrubbing powder.
Commonly found in first aid kits, Hydrogen Peroxide is an effective bleaching agent that is harmless to both the body and the earth. The extra oxygen molecule simply separates during use thereby making it a better and safer option than the harsher chlorine bleach brands you might be used to. When next you are looking to quickly bleach little spots on towels, tiles, or walls, opt instead for hydrogen peroxide.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is well-known for its medicinal properties as it offers both disinfectant and anti-microbial properties. While this may be more expensive than some of the others listed here, you would only need a few drops at a time.
There is a wide array of natural cleaning agents you can pick from. Using these suggestions can help you get rid of the overwhelming number of options while providing safer and healthier alternatives.