When you clean your home, your home should smell and look great. Cleaners with heavy chemicals may be effective but can damage surfaces, leave chemicals in the air, and break down fabrics. Regularly using mild, environmentally safe cleaners helps keep your home clean and the environment safe. Here are 4 versatile cleaners that you can use safely around your home.
Baking Soda-an easily available abrasive scrubs away dirt, scum, burnt foods on pots and pans, and scuff marks. It also removes strong odors. Use it to deodorize carpet, clothing, or patio furniture. Use it also to scrub tile, shower doors, pots, ovens, and grills, Mix baking soda with a small amount of water or soap to scrub surfaces. Sprinkle on dry to use as a deodorizer.
White Vinegar-this cleaning solution is found in most kitchens. Less toxic than bleach, this cleaner disinfects and breaks down stains and hard water. Use it to clean bathrooms and kitchen surfaces as well as glass, mirrors, as well as carpet and fabric stains. It also helps your home smell clean because it neutralizes nasty odors.
Castile Soap-every home needs soap, and this all-natural, olive oil based soap is great for almost any cleaning task. A great degreaser and cleanser this soap is available in various scents. It is pricey but non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Use it to in place of other detergents.
Lemon-find this great cleaner in your produce drawer. It smells good and cleans cutting boards, copper pans, and garbage disposals. Combine lemon juice with other natural cleaners to transform them into more potent cleaners while giving your home a fresh smell.
Borax-a slightly more chemical based cleanser Borax is mild and safe to use. This powder is great for heavy cleaning jobs that require more than baking soda and vinegar. Use it for jobs such as cleaning laundry, tile, rust stains, and killing pests. Using throughout your home is safe.
Using natural products helps to keep your home clean and safe for children and pets. As much as possible stay away from home cleaners that contain heavy chemicals.