Want to prevent contact with the harmful chemicals included in conventional cleaning products? Rather than using toxic commercial cleaners, try one of these homemade alternatives.
A cup of filtered water
A cup of white vinegar (distilled
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, 10 Drops (give orange, lemon, lemongrass, or lavender a try)
You can put the mixture into a spray bottle and use it to clean various household items.
Stainless Steel Cleaner
To eliminate fingerprints, dampen a cloth with olive oil (up to 1 tablespoon) and rub the surfaces in a circular motion. The surface can be cleaned using a rag with up to a tablespoon of white vinegar.
- 2 cups of coffee
- White Vinegar, 1/4 Cup
Dishwasher detergent equivalent to half a teaspoon
Pour everything into a spray bottle and give it a good shake to mix. Use on glass surfaces like windows and mirrors.
Carpet Odor Neutralizer
- One cup of baking soda
- Mix 5 drops of essential oil with 1/2 cup of cornstarch
Combine the cornstarch and baking soda, and then add the 5 drops of essential oil. Pour into a canning jar, then pierce holes in the lid with a nail. You should sprinkle the solution on the carpet, wait 30 minutes, and then vacuum it up.
DIY Floor Cleaner
- A gallon of sterile water
- a quarter of a cup of vinegar
You can mop your floors with a solution of equal parts vinegar and purified water. Remember that stone floors are sensitive to acidic cleansers like vinegar.