Do you relate to words like back pain, headache, sneezing or wheezing? If yes, then our guess is it has something to do with the way you are cleaning your house. Most probably, it is your cleaning product that is causing all the trouble. But, now you can make your home cleaning completely eco friendly. Check out these top 5 eco friendly natural cleaners that you can make at home. These eco friendly cleaners are not only safe but also donât make your budget go for a toss.
1. Window Cleaner
The age old and completely natural windows cleaner is vinegar. So, all you need to do is add 1 cup vinegar with 2 cups of water. Simply put it in a spray bottle and you are ready to go. Vinegar contains acetic acid that cuts grime and smudges and also evaporates quite easily. Now, window cleaning is no more a problem. Do use a newspaper to wipe the windows dry. It will not leave behind any marks.
2. Natural Air Freshener
Yes, the market is flooded with a range of air fresheners. But most of them are artificial and canât be defined as healthy alternatives to great smelling air. But with some lemon peelings, you can make your own natural air fresheners. All you need to do is put the lemon peels in a pan of water, sprinkle around 1 tablespoon of baking soda with a few drops of vanilla and boil. The baking soda will cut the air odor and the lemon and vanilla will simply make your home smell fresh and fragrant.
3. Hand Sanitizers
So, there is one in the bathroom, one in the kitchen, one in the car, one in your bag and if there are kids in the house, they are probably at a lot more places. It is absolutely true that you need a good scrub with soap and water, but then hand sanitizers are also essential. You can make your own alcohol free hand sanitizer. For this, you need 1 cup of pure aloe vera gel, 1-2 tsp of witch hazel and 8 drops of essential oils of your choice. Now, simply combine all these ingredients together adjusting till you get the desired consistency and stir well. You can try organe, lemon and basil oils. They make great hand sanitizers.
4. Lemon Furniture Polish
Cleaning and maintaining furniture always seem like an uphill task. It is more so, when there are kids around. But now you can easily forget your coffee spills, jelly finger prints and chocolate cookie smudges with just a natural home cleaner. Simply mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Put the mixture on a cloth and then apply on furniture. The acid in the lemon will clean away the smears and smudges while the olive oil will help bring out the shine in the wood.
5. Toilet Fizz Cleaner
You must hate toilet cleaning. But now it can be simple. All you need to do is pour Â½ cup of white vinegar into your toilet bowl. Let it set for 2 minutes and then sprinkle with Â½ cup baking soda. It will start bubbling and fizzing. Once the fizz fades, scrub with a toilet brush and flush.
So, the next time you think about natural cleaners for your home, donât sweat. Simply smile, relax and go the natural way.