Living Organically can be tough when you are on a budget. Especially when cheap cleaners are available at rock-bottom prices. Making Organic Cleaning Products on a Budget is not difficult and you will feel the benefits in your wallet and to your health.
We all know that toxic chemicals found in certain cleaners aren’t good for us or our families. So why not try making your own Organic Cleaning Products today.
Organic Cleaning Products – Basic ingredient
White vinegar is effective at dissolving grease and makes a great surface cleaner in the kitchen and bathroom. Vinegar works well because of its acidic nature and antibacterial effect. Japanese researchers found that the bactericidal activity of vinegar increased as the temperature of its solution increased, which means that it works better when warm Mix 1 cup of vinegar with water in a bucket or spray bottle and use it to clean windows and mirrors to toilets and floors.
Baking soda deodorizes and has an abrasive quality that outshines toxic, powdered cleansers. Use on surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen to remove stains or even clean the inside of a messy oven. Adding salt can provide a boost in scrubbing power. I use this on my white stove top and it works like a charm. Also, add some to the bottom of a burnt pan heat up with some vinegar and let soak and watch that pot clean right up.
The inclusion of lemon in many commercially available cleaning products is few times the manufactures got it right! Lemon juice kills mould, cuts through grease, and leaves a streak-free shine. Combine lemon juice with vinegar or olive oil to make compound cleaning products that work harder and provide a natural scent.
Hydrogen peroxide has a bubbling action that is amazing with hard-to-clean situations. Fill a spray bottle with a Hydrogen Peroxide and water mixture, keep it near the laundry area as it can be a great spot cleaner.
Polishing wood with olive oil and lemon juice moisturizes it and provides amazing shine with a fresh scent. Blend 1 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lemon juice in a spray bottle, mist onto a soft cloth and polish wood furniture the natural way.
Soap nuts, which may also be known as soap berries, are an all natural alternative to potentially harmful laundry detergents, and they have a number of other uses too. This berry-like fruit grows on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree, native to India and the Himalayas. The berries produce a soap called saponin, which operates as a natural surfactant.
The soap nut shell absorbs water and releases the saponins which circulate in the wash water, freeing dirt, grime, and oils from clothing. They are completely safe for septic systems, gentle for use on sensitive skin, including baby clothes, and are also antimicrobial.
You can get a bag which will do 330 washes for under €10 which works out at 3c a wash! Here
Easy Recipes for Organic Cleaning Products
Great Glass Cleaner
- Add 1/2 cup distilled vinegar to a new spray bottle.
- Fill with distilled water, gently shake.
- Spray on mirrors and windows, polish with a crumpled newspaper (you’ll be surprised how well the newspaper works).
Amazing All-Purpose Cleaner
- Add 2 tablespoons of distilled vinegar and 1 teaspoon liquid castile soap (vegetable based and natural) to a new spray bottle.
- Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda.
- When it stops foaming, add 2 cups warm water, shake gently.
- Use on counters and kitchen and bathroom surfaces. Use an organic cleaning cloth.
Powerful Surface Scrub
- Mix 1 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup liquid castile soap.
- Add 5 teaspoons of vegetable glycerin and 5-10 drops tea tree oil, depending on preference. Glycerin is a natural preservative and tea tree oil has antibacterial properties.
- Scrub with a microfiber cleaning cloth to use on sinks and other bathroom surfaces.
- Rinse with hot water and polish with a dry microfiber cloth.
Soap Nut All-Purpose Cleaner
- Add 15 soap nuts and a quart of distilled water into a saucepan.
- Bring the water to a boil, cover, and let simmer for 1-2 hours.
- Allow the soap nut concentrate to completely cool and remove the soap nuts.
- Mix in a BPA-free spray bottle, 1 cup of soap nut concentrate, 2 tablespoons of organic white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of distilled water.
Tips on how to use your Organic Cleaning Products and Free Labels
- Clearly label your homemade cleaning supplies use the Free labels I have made for you – download them here
- Mix enough for one month at a time and date your bottles.
- Do not reuse containers from commercial cleaning supplies as they may contain chemical residues.
- Add cleansing essential oils such as lavender, tea tree oil, or rosemary for their scent and benefits. Tea-tree and Lavender are antiseptic.
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