Keeping a clean and tidy home is important for both our physical and mental well-being. Still, traditional cleaning products can be harsh and contain chemicals that can harm our health and the environment.
Natural alternatives can be made using just as effective and gentle plants. This post explores some of the most effective DIY home cleaning products you can create using plants and how to use them.
From all-purpose cleaners to laundry detergents, these natural solutions will leave your home smelling fresh and clean without harsh chemicals.
With green cleaning bombs—which are also enjoyable!—you can remove tough oil and grime. Homemade cleaning bombs are a great alternative to traditional cleaning products because they are customizable and can be used for multi-purpose.
Cleaning bombs are easy to use, just drop one in the toilet, tub, or sink and let it fizz away, cleaning as it goes. It can also be used in various home areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room, to clean and freshen up different surfaces.
These fizzing bombs contain baking soda and citric acid, which combine chemically to form a potent cleaning agent. Your favorite essential oils are released when the fizzing begins, giving you an energizing boost.
Use these cleaning bombs to melt away accumulated dirt throughout your house. Say goodbye to pipes with product buildup and odorous garbage disposals. Insert a homemade cleaning bomb, then watch the magic happen!
Maintain a fresh scent in your home with a natural reed diffuser. Even after a thorough cleaning, a reed diffuser can gradually release a light, all-natural scent throughout your house, providing a constant and natural way to cleanse the air.
The artificial fragrances in commercial diffusers often cause sniffling and sneezing since they are too powerful for the nose. You can use the strength of essential oils in reed diffusers to keep things natural and fresh.
Some parts of our homes need extra care when it comes to cleaning. Even though we prefer using natural cleaning products, some may be too harsh for delicate surfaces like granite countertops.
The best solution is to use a specialized granite cleaner that protects the surface from the damage caused by harsh chemicals and has strong antibacterial properties.
A mixture of alcohol, Castille soap, and essential oils effectively keeps your granite surfaces looking their best.
Wipes for disinfection are infamously harsh. However, you may avoid chemicals while enjoying the convenience of a quick cleaning solution with homemade disinfectant wipes!
DIY disinfectant wipes are a homemade alternative to store-bought disinfectant wipes. They are typically made by cutting a roll of paper towels or a piece of cloth into squares and then soaking them in water, alcohol, and essential oils.
The solution is often made from rubbing alcohol (at least 70% isopropyl alcohol) or hydrogen peroxide, which are known to kill germs and bacteria.
Their isopropyl alcohol basis acts as a potent disinfectant and aids in preventing fungus, viruses, and bacteria. The essential oils of lavender and lemon combine to produce a mouthwatering aroma once the alcohol fumes have subsided. Use these handy, transportable wipes whenever you need a fast freshening up at home or on the go!
Enhance the performance of your natural cleaning products with a flavorful all-purpose cleaner. This natural cleaner is a favorite among many, made with vinegar’s powerful anti-bacterial properties and the pleasant aroma of orange and cinnamon.
The orange and cinnamon all-purpose cleaner can be used as a general cleaner and degreaser and is suitable for various surfaces in the home, such as kitchen countertops, bathroom tiles, laundry machines, upholstery, garbage disposals, and carpets.
You can also look into recipes for homemade carpet cleaners in case the all-purpose natural cleaner doesn’t work for your carpet!
Another great alternative is a vegetable and fruit wash. While apparent dirt and debris can be removed by rinsing with hot water, what about difficult-to-remove waxes, pesticides, and herbicides?
Vegetable and fruit wash can be your answer! It is a solution used to clean produce before consuming it. It is made from natural ingredients such as vinegar, lemon juice, or baking soda and is designed to remove dirt, wax, pesticides, and other impurities that may be present on the surface of fruits and vegetables.
This fruit and vegetable wash keeps your produce fresh and free of undesirable contaminants, helping to give you peace of mind.
One of our favorite green cleansers is biodegradable soap. Its biodegradable parts are an ideal supplement to a more environmentally friendly way of life. Most commercial soaps contain chemicals that contaminate nearby water sources and other locations.
Biodegradable soaps are made from natural ingredients that break down quickly in the environment, unlike traditional soaps, which can take hundreds of years to decompose. This means biodegradable soaps are less likely to pollute the oceans and other natural habitats.
Lavender dryers are to die for! Lavender dryer bags are small bags filled with dried flowers placed in the dryer to give clothes a pleasant lavender scent while drying. They are similar to dryer sheets but reusable and made with natural ingredients.
They are easy to prepare and will leave your clothes feeling wonderful. However, the abrasive elements in typical dryer sheets might hurt your skin. With the help of calming lavender that you can easily find in your garden, these handmade dryer sheets combat that.
Plus, compared to conventional dryer sheets, these bags are more environmentally friendly. These lavender dryer bags can keep your clothing feeling beautiful for up to 10 washes; unlike dryer sheets, are a one-and-done product.
To use lavender dryer bags, simply place one or two bags in the dryer with your clothes and start the cycle as usual. The heat from the dryer will release the lavender scent and infuse it into your clothes. You can also add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the bags for a stronger scent.
Lastly, rose-infused vinegar! Rose-infused vinegar is a type of vinegar that has been infused with rose petals. It is made by steeping fresh or dried rose petals in vinegar for some time, usually several weeks, until the vinegar takes on the color, aroma, and flavor of the roses.
Rose-infused vinegar can be used for a variety of purposes. You can use it for cleaning. The vinegar’s acidity combined with the roses’ natural antibacterial properties makes it an effective cleaner for kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
You can also use it for beauty purposes, cooking and aromatherapy. Rose-infused vinegar can be used as a marinade, salad dressing, or to add flavour to soups and stews. It can be used as a toner or hair rinse due to its astringent properties; it can help tighten pores and promote healthy hair growth.
Not only that, the pleasant aroma of rose-infused vinegar can be used to freshen up the air and add a touch of luxury to your home.
Furthermore, the vinegar and rose petals’ acidic properties can help deter pests and promote healthy growth in plants. It is important to note that when using rose-infused vinegar for cleaning or cooking, it’s important to use food-grade vinegar and edible rose petals. Also, dilute it with water before using it on surfaces or consuming it.
In conclusion, using plants to make your cleaning products is a great way to keep your home clean and fresh without relying on harsh chemicals.
These DIY cleaning solutions are effective and safe for you, your family, and the environment.0