Why spend a fortune on branded cleaning products when you can make your own out of a few ingredients you probably already have in your cupboard?
Here is our guide to the natural products that will leave your home beautifully clean, save you money and save the environment:
BAKING SODA reacts with water creating bubbles and fizz. This is perfect for dissolving dirt and cutting through grease and grime.
Baking soda also has amazing neutralising properties which help it to eliminate odours. Its granular texture also helps with scrubbing.
ESSENTIAL OIL is extracted from plants, some essential oils can kill bacteria and mould. The great thing about using essential oils in your cleaning is the lovely aroma that will be left behind.
They are very strong though. You only need a few drops!
WHITE VINEGAR. The acetic acid in vinegar kills fungus and microbes so it is good for general disinfecting and combatting mould and mildew.
CASTILE SOAP originates from the Castile region of Spain. It is made completely from vegetable oil, instead of animal fats or synthetic substances. It is more environmentally friendly than other soaps because it is biodegradable and less waste is created when making it.
It is very mild and can be used to clean anything!
OLIVE OIL is great at restoring moisture and lustre to furniture. Perfect for use on natural materials like wood.
Olive Oil is excellent when used as a lubricant or polish.
RUBBING ALCOHOL. The isopropanol in rubbing alcohol is often used as a topical disinfectant. It kills most bacteria, fungi and viruses which makes it perfect for use in cleaning.
Use with care in well ventilated areas.
But how do you use all of these ingredients to clean your home? Tomorrow we'll post some recipes that will leave your house spotlessly clean, smelling great, with little to no impact on the environment.