The benefits of DIY cleaning products and why we should all be using them.
DIY Cleaning Products: Easy and Eco-Friendly
Cleaning your home can be a tedious task, but it's necessary to keep your living space clean and healthy. However, many store-bought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. That's where DIY cleaning products come in.
DIY cleaning products are easy to make and use natural ingredients that are safe for you and the planet. Plus, they can be just as effective as store-bought cleaners. Here are some benefits of using DIY cleaning products:
Cost-effective: Many DIY cleaning products use ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. By making your own cleaning products, you can save money on expensive store-bought cleaners.
Safe for you and your family: Store-bought cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the health of your family, especially if you have children or pets. DIY cleaning products use natural ingredients that are safe to use around kids and pets.
Eco-friendly: DIY cleaning products use natural ingredients that are biodegradable and don't pollute the environment. Store-bought cleaners, on the other hand, often contain chemicals that can be harmful to the environment when they are washed down the drain.
Customisable: One of the great things about DIY cleaning products is that you can customize them to your liking. You can choose the scent, strength, and ingredients to suit your preferences.
Now that we've talked about the benefits of using DIY cleaning products, let's look at some recipes that you can use to make your own cleaners.
All-Purpose Cleaner: Combine 1 part vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of essential oils for scent (optional). Use this cleaner to wipe down countertops, appliances, and other surfaces.
*Caution should be taken on surfaces such as granite and wood, as vinegar can degrade the surface over time. We recommend doing a test patch first.
Glass Cleaner: Mix 1 cup of water, 1 cup of vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Use this cleaner to clean windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces.
Carpet Deodoriser: Combine 1/2 cup of organic sodium bicarbonate, a few drops of essential oils, and a few tablespoons of cornstarch in a shaker jar or glass jar and use a spoon to sprinkle the mixture on your carpet, let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up.
Laundry Detergent: Combine 1 cup of grated soap (like castile soap or ground coconut), 1 cup of washing soda, and 1 cup of borax in a large container. Use 2 tablespoons of the mixture per load of laundry. Or you could try our Natural Good Life Laundry Blend.
These are just a few examples of the many DIY cleaning products that you can make at home. With a little creativity and some common household ingredients, you can keep your home clean and healthy without relying on store-bought cleaners. We have everything you need to get started with your diy's so you can see the benefits for yourself!