In this time of age, many are turning to natural cleaning products. One reason may be the sensitivity to harsh fragrances and chemicals found in many household cleaners. Parents, out of concern for their children’s health, forgo toxic chemical products. For others, it goes beyond just concernment for their loved ones. Natural cleaners are safe for the earth’s environment, so many prefer to bypass regular cleaners for eco-friendly ones.
If you are new in trying natural-based cleaners and are looking for effective ones but don’t know where to start, here are a few you may want to consider.
Store-bought Natural Cleaners
Every area of your home has different cleaning needs. For this reason, there are many products to tackle those individual needs. Some surfaces require only a general cleaner to do the job. But for other areas, such as the bathroom, you will need a disinfecting cleaner. While the following products are listed as all-purpose or multi-purpose cleaners, all brands have versatile products to clean specific surfaces.
Everspring All-Purpose Cleaner is an eco-friendly surface cleaner that’s a very affordable alternative to chemical-based cleaners. It’s a non-toxic product with most of its ingredients deriving from plants. It’s naturally fragranced with plant extracts & essential oils, leaving a mild scent of freshness.
Method All-Purpose Cleaner does a great job cleaning all surface areas. Its strength of non-toxic ingredients is safe on many surfaces, including granite, stone, and wood. It’s available in three scents: lavender, grapefruit, and lime. It also comes as an anti-bacterial all-purpose cleaner that kills 99.9% of household germs.
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner works as both a cleaner and a disinfectant. It is plant-based, which makes it safe to use around kids and pets. Have peace of mind knowing it is an EPA-approved provided to kill germs and viruses, including the coronavirus.
Mrs. Meyers Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner is a gentle plant-based solution and is a general cleaner used for everyday messes. Use it to clean tile, walls, and windows. It contains safe ingredients so you can feel comfortable using around your small children. It will leave your home with a lovely fragrant that will impress your visitors.
Better Life All-Purpose Cleaner is produced by a company that launched its business with the help of Shark Tank. It claims to be 100% plant-based. Its agents come from soap bark, corn, and coconut oil. This powerful product could be the only one you need to clean your entire home. It can be used on any water-based surface or upholstery.
Although you can buy pre-prepared natural cleaners, you can certainly make your own with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen. Not only is it effective, but it will also save you money.
All you need to make your all-purpose cleaner are three ingredients: 16 oz of distilled water, 1 tsp of baking soda, and ¼ tsp of dish soap. This cleaner is a simple mix to clean almost every surface in your home. If you’d like to add an aroma to your solution, you may add five drops of essential oils such as tea tree oil. If you have a pet, though, avoid using toxic essential oils.
While a general cleaner removes dirt and grime, it’s vital to use a different solution that can disinfect. Keep your home properly clean and germ-free while using these homemade ingredients.
You can make a disinfectant by mixing 1 cup water, 1 ¼ cup rubbing alcohol at least 70 percent strength, and ¼ cup distilled white vinegar. Add ten drops of essential oils if desired. Spray on the surface and let it sit for five minutes before wiping clean.
Switching to a natural cleaning product doesn’t have to be stressful. Analyze your household needs and buy the cleaning product that fits those needs. Whether you choose store-bought or homemade cleaners, the goal is the same. To keep your home clean and enjoy the benefits of a healthy environment. Next time you are ready to clean your home, use Dirtfree to help you have an organized cleaning schedule. Try it today with a 2-week free trial!