Have you stopped to consider the toxins you are exposing yourself to on a daily basis? After making changes to my diet and cutting out processed food, chemicals, additives and preservatives, I made the switch to natural beauty. Now, I’m making the switch to natural cleaning. Today I’m sharing my favourite natural cleaning tips:
Baking Soda – make a paste using baking soda and vinegar and use to clean bathroom tiles, kitchen sink, shower, bathroom sink and toilet.
Microfibre Cloths – rinse your cloth in water and use to clean benchtops, tables and glass. They work by collecting dirt and trapping it in the fibres.
Vinegar – infuse with lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus, clove oil or hydrogen peroxide to clean windows, floors or disinfect surfaces. You can also add vinegar to your rinse cycle as a fabric softener.
House plants and fresh air – no need for an air freshener, simply open your windows and invest in some beautiful house plants.
Liquid Castile Soap – great chemical free alternative for hand washing, laundry and dish washing. Purchase castile soap from your local health food store.
Salt – gently abrasive and great for cleaning scum, dirt and grease in the kitchen. Mix it with vinegar and baking soda.
Eucalyptus Oil – fantastic disinfectant. Can be added to vinegar to make a solution for cleaning benches, toilets and floors.
Clove Oil or Hydrogen Peroxide – dilute clove oil or hydrogen peroxide in water and spray onto mould and mildew.
Tea Tree Oil – known for it’s antiseptic and antifungal properties. Dilute some oil in vinegar and use to clean sinks and bathrooms.
Lemon – contains citric acid and is antibacterial. Lemon juice diluted in vinegar is fantastic in the kitchen for cleaning grease, food stains and odours.
Lavender – dilute in water for a natural air freshener or use as an insect repellent by dabbing oil on cotton wool buds.
Soap nuts – purchase these nuts online or at your local health food store. They are a nut that produces natural soap suds. Add to your washing machine for a great laundry detergent.
Do you have any other natural cleaning tips to add to this list?