There is no need to use chemicals to clean your home. These natural home cleaning ideas will have you tossing out those no good cleaners in no time at all. The key to cleaning your home naturally is to have the necessary supplies on hand. That way you can make your own cleaner for any type of surface, fabric, or spill.
Natural Cleaning Supplies:
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Washing Soda
- Castile Soap
- Essential Oils
- Lemon Juice
- Olive Oil
- Witch Hazel
- Glass Spray Bottles (Suggested for use with essential oils)
- Kosher Salt
- Lemon drink mix
- Laundry Bar Soap
- Vegetable & Dish Brush
- Scrub Brush
- Cotton Washcloths
- Microfiber Cloths
Homemade Soft Scrub Recipe: This nontoxic soft scrub alternative will keep your bathroom shining. All it takes is a few ingredients from your stash of natural cleaning supplies and a little elbow grease. You can use it in the shower, toilet, sinks, and floor.
Lavender and Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray: Instead of using bleach to get rid of germs, whip up a batch of this homemade disinfecting spray. It also works well in other places other than the bathroom. I like to use it to disinfect doorknobs, refrigerator, garbage cans, and light switches.
Non-Toxic Homemade Oven Cleaner: Ditch those oven cleaners that are full of chemicals. There is no need to clean the space that cooks your food with chemicals. Use this recipe instead.
Non-Toxic Air Freshener: Did you know that air fresheners you purchase in the store can contain over 80 chemicals? Avoid them all by making your own air freshener.
DIY Laundry Options: Chances are, if you buy boxed laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and fabric softener you are exposing your family to even more unnecessary chemicals. This page has 4 homemade recipes to use in your laundry room including laundry soap, fabric softener, and even an alternative to dryer sheets. Love these ideas. To treat extra tough laundry stains, use a laundry bar soap such as Fels-Naptha or Zote.
Natural Bleach Alternatives: There are three different alternatives I use rather than turning to bleach. Vinegar works very well at brightening your whites. Lemon juice also is a great way to disinfect and lighten fabrics and plastics. The last alternative is my favorite, pure sunshine. The sun is so powerful, it can lighten clothes and fabrics and even kill germs and bacteria.
Dishwasher Detergent: Yes, you can make your own soap for the dishwasher too with just a few ingredients.
Homemade Window Cleaner: This stuff works really well. I keep a spray bottle of this stuff under my kitchen sink. It lifts muddy puppy paw prints and kid’s fingerprints off of the sliding glass door with ease.
Natural Wood Cleaner and Restorer: Give your wood furniture a lift with this natural home cleaning idea. This one is so simple.
All of these natural home cleaning ideas have helped me eliminate the use of chemicals in my home, without breaking the bank. I hope they can help you too.
What natural cleaning ideas help keep your home chemical free?