If you’re like us there’s probably some surface or area of your home that could use a little extra love and attention; but did you know that you probably have all of the necessary ingredients to take care of it? No, seriously! Today we’re going over the benefits of natural cleaning and some natural cleaning hacks that you’ll want to remember. Let’s get started!
Benefits of natural cleaning:
- Natural cleaners are better for the environment.
- If you opt for natural cleaners, you won’t be sacrificing your skin. When you handle cleaners with heavy chemicals, you run the risk of irritating your skin, but you don’t even have to give that a second thought if you’re using all-natural cleaners.
- Does someone in your household have severe allergies? With all-natural cleaners, you can say goodbye to sniffles, red eyes, and rashes.
- All-natural cleaners mean those ingredients weren’t tested on animals, and that’s something we can all get behind.
- Most natural cleaners give you the option to add essential oils so they smell nice, and while the smell won’t be strong, it will be significantly more pleasant than the aroma harsh chemicals give off.
Alright, let’s get to the good stuff! Here are a few of our favorite natural cleaning hacks.
As you were taking your morning cup of coffee to the living room did a little (or a lot) spill out of your mug onto that nice white carpet? Well, grab some vodka! No, not to drink, to take care of the stain! If you don’t have vodka, you can opt for any clear alcohol, even white wine. You’ll simply blot the stain, then pour your clear alcohol over it.
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Bathrooms can get pretty gross, so if yours is in need of a good cleaning, make a note to use baking soda and vinegar on your toilet and shower/bathtub. You’ll mix one cup of vinegar with a half cup of baking soda and hot water; let your concoction sit in the bathtub or toilet for five to ten minutes. Start adding water until the tub is filled a quarter of the way, let it all sit for another five minutes, you’ll skip that part if it’s a toilet you’re cleaning, let the tub drain, then rinse thoroughly.
Is your microwave smelling a little interesting and not in a good way? Add about fifteen drops of lemon essential oils and one and a half cups of water to a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for about ten minutes. This will allow the steam to tackle that aroma, then after you’re done, you’ll simply wipe your microwave down.
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If you have a lot of stainless steel in your kitchen and it’s looking like it needs to be buffed, never fear, because you probably have some olive oil in your house. And if you do, then you’re just a few minutes from being able to buffer those dull, dingy spots. You’ll just put oil on a soft cloth, then rub it in a circular motion until the spot is gone.