6 Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Your Home

Commercially available cleaners, detergents, and dishwashing liquids can affect your health in various ways. Moreover, they are non-biodegradable and can cause environmental pollution too. It's best to use non-toxic ingredients like vinegar, washing soda, Castille soap, borax and essential oils to make safe all-purpose cleaners, detergents, dishwashing liquid and air fresheners.

Paying money to buy store-bought cleaning products for keeping your home spick and span is an utter waste. Several long-term scientific studies have found that the toxic chemicals in commercially available cleaners linger in your household and can put you and your loved ones at risk of several illnesses.

Chronic exposure to chemicals can cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. They can also mess with normal hormonal activity and increases the risk of cancer, ADHD, and defects of the nervous system. It’s best to go for natural and non-toxic products and here are 6 homemade cleaning preparations you can use.

Advertisement

1. All-Purpose Cleaner

Antibacterial cleaners available in the market have been linked to the creation of drug-resistant superbugs. Moreover, they are expensive too. Here’s a natural and safe homemade cleaner you can use to remove stains, molds and disinfect your floors, stovetops, faucets and much more.

Ingredients

Steps

Vinegar has the ability to remove grease and bad odor. Tea tree oil has a strong antimicrobial action and fragrance. Baking soda reacts with vinegar to break down dirt and oil particles thereby making them easy to wipe off.

Advertisement

2. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This recipe of toilet bowl cleaner acts on the toughest of stains without exposing you to toxic fumes. It also uses essential oils like tea tree oil to kill harmful germs in the bowl and leave the toilet feeling fresh.

Ingredients

Steps

Advertisement

3. Laundry Detergent Liquid

This recipe uses the cleansing action of borax, washing soda and Castille soap to get rid of stains from clothes. Tea tree essential oil acts a preservative by preventing the growth of microbes both in the detergent and clothes.

Ingredients

Steps

Advertisement

You can use 1/2 cup of this detergent for a full load of laundry while washing. If you want to remove stains specifically, apply the mixture directly on them and before starting the washing cycle.

4. Dishwash Liquid

Castille soap and oil are pure and chemical-free alternatives for the toxic liquid you are using to do the dishes. Being derived from olive oil, Castille soap is gentle on your skin. Here’s how you can make your very own dishwashing liquid at home.

Ingredients

Steps

Advertisement

5. Glass And Mirror Cleaner

Mirrors and window panes look best when they are without spots and streaks. Here’s a simple recipe to make a non-toxic glass cleaner.

Ingredients

Step

Advertisement

6. Air Freshener

Now when all the surfaces in your home are squeaky clean, it would be revolting if your house had a lingering unpleasant odor.

Ingredients

Steps

Choose any essential oil of your choice, lemongrass and lavender are popular favorites because of their refreshing aromas. Add all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. You can spray this mixture all around the room at least thrice a day to enliven the entire atmosphere of your home.

These natural cleaning recipes are not only cost-effective but are made with completely biodegradable ingredients. It’s high time you start making these mindful choices for the sake of your health and Mother Nature.

Advertisement
This website uses cookies. By clicking 'accept' you are providing consent to us using cookies on this browser.