By shaambhavi Health Monitors
Natural Household Cleaners
We all want our house to not only be clean and beautiful but also a safe place to live-in. one can maintain the optimum sanitation levels by using a proper household cleaner.
There are dozens of options when we go to the store to buy household cleaners. However, store bought chemicals and cleansers can not only be toxic, poisonous and can cause adverse health effects, but also, they can be unregulated, toxic for the environment and expensive.
So it’s always better to go with handy homemade, natural and eco-friendly cleansers. When we talk about going natural and experimenting with homemade cleaners, there are different combinations of basic all-natural ingredients which do the same job safely and at economic prices.
Some natural and non-toxic ingredients like baking soda and vinegar are not only non-poisonous, and non-hazardous to your health, but also they’re actually completely safe if ingested. They are 100% edible and all are easily available in every house.
Baking soda is a great natural ingredient. Baking soda can alone be an effective scouring powder for ovens, sinks, bathtubs and toilets. The addition of sea salt to baking soda transforms it into a more abrasive powder for heavy grunge. However, you need to work a little tough on with the baking soda. Mix it with some drops of castile soap to convert it to a creamy cleanser.Mix it until it reaches the smooth consistency of paste. It’s a natural deodorizer and stain remover, and it rinses easily, is non-toxic for kids and pets that lick surfaces. The best part is that it’s easily affordable as it is very economical in price.
Vinegar is an acid but is very mild and all natural. Vinegar can remove stains, sanitize, and it’s completely non-toxic and economic in price. Vinegar disinfects and deodorizes. Only one precaution needs to be taken with vinegar. It should not be used on stone surfaces or acetate fabrics. You can opt for other different cleansers for those surfaces. Mix vinegar in a bucket of warm water to create a natural solution for cleaning floors. It's always best to test any cleaner on a hidden area first to make sure no color change or damage occurs. Vinegar can be very useful for cleaning bathroom, kitchen and laundry rooms.
Lemon juiceis another natural substance that can be used for cleansing purposes. Lemon is the perfect cleaner for copper and brass. Mix lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Cut it into half and sprinkle little baking soda on the cut section. This paste can be used for scrubbing dishes, stains and surfaces. It acts as natural bleach. It freshens the drain and the kitchen. It can also be used for treating stains because of its natural bleaching qualities. Orange peels can be used with the same results.
These above ingredients are the most commonly used natural cleansers. However, there are some chemicals which can also be used for cleaning.
Some of these are:
Hydrogen Peroxide, Sodium Borate and Olive Oil
- Sodium borate helps clean and disinfect kitchen and bathroom surfaces, cookware and floors. It also is effective in cleaning cloths.
- Olive oil is very useful and easily available in house. It helps for polishing wooden flooring or furniture.
Making your own cleansers from natural sources is going to lower your household bills drastically. Almost all the ingredients are available around the house. However, natural doesn't mean you shouldn't wear gloves. Please slip on some rubber gloves and keep away these from kids and pets.
Live green!! Live clean!!