It is important to take care of the environment and your family, that’s no secret but did you know that you can get your home cleaned with eco-friendly products? (green Cleaning)

If you prefer to clean your home the eco-friendly way and clean the natural way here are 7 natural recipes for you to follow. Natural cleaning is better for the environment and cheaper than commercial cleaning. If you’re unsure on where to start these 7 natural cleaning recipes will sure help you to decide.

  1. All-purpose cleaner one-part white vinegar + one part water = all-purpose cleaner.

Note: Don’t use vinegar on marble, stone, or granite – it can strip them.

  1. Drain cleaner. One cup of baking soda + kettle full of boiling water = drain cleaner.

Simply pour the baking soda down the drain, followed by water.

  1. Cast iron pan cleaner

Olive Oil + coarse salt = cast iron pan cleaner.

A little elbow grease helps with this one.

  1. Floor cleaner

Bucket of boiling water + ½ cup white vinegar + ½ cup vodka + 1 tsp eucalyptus/peppermint oil = floor cleaner.

  1. Stainless Steel Cleaner

White vinegar + olive oil = stainless steel cleaner.

Spray with vinegar first and rub away dirt and debris. Then buff in a tiny amount of olive oil for shine.

  1. Glass cleaner

2 cups distilled water + 2 tbsp white vinegar = glass cleaner.

  1. Toilet bowl cleaner

½ cup baking soda + ½ cup white vinegar = toilet bowl cleaner.

Benefits of green cleaning

  • Safer products
  • Purer environment
  • Better air quality
  • Less expensive
  • Fewer antibacterials
  • More knowledge of ingredients

How does living in a clean environment help the environment you may wonder?

The answer to that very question is that effective cleaning reduces exposure to hazardous matter, thereby reducing risks while contributing to a sanitary state. Indoor environments are readily manageable, unlike ambient environments where the causes of pollution and its control are complex.

A few environmental friendly dishwashing liquids,

  • LifeTree Dish Soap- cuts grease and lifts away food. Leaving your hands feeling soft and is great for washing dishes.
  • Ecover Dish Liquid- this formula is highly concentrated and requires just a few drops for a full sink of dirty dishes. Ecover cuts down on packaging and uses post-consumer recycled bottles. The dish soap has aloe and herbal extract to help keep your hands smooth and protected.
  • Method Dish Soap- it is ultra-concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I recommend the mint or lavender. The bottle design is unique and functionable.
  • Seventh Generation Dish Soap- provides quality products free of chlorine and phosphates and guaranteed to be biodegradable. I recommend the lavender scent once again. The dish soap also comes in citrus, green apple, and free-and clear (fragrance-free) varieties.
  • Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap- This soap is a favorite by campers. This is the only soap that cleans everything-hair, body, face, hands, and pets. It is biodegradable and made with organic ingredients, it comes in a 100 percent post-consumer recycled container.

Did you know that most of the home cleaning products we grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental implications? Instead of opting for cleaning products that annihilate everything in their path, there are plenty of natural products and methods that keep a house clean and fresh smelling without the toxic side effects.

When you use green cleaning products you are protecting the air-quality inside your home. It is not uncommon for the air inside your home to be more toxic than the air outside. Keep windows open as often as possible allowing for fresh air to flow in and toxins to flow out. This is especially important when cleaning your home

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