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The safest bet is to use organic cleaning products, which can be used as an alternative to the toxic cleaning products. You can also use home ingredients to make your own cleaning products; they are environment friendly, inexpensive, readily available and above all are toxin-free and hence safe for you and your family.

  • Home Cleaning Agents

Make your own home cleaning products but, ensure that you are not using containers from commercial products as they may contain residues of chemicals. Add your favorite essential oil like lavender, rosemary or tree tea oil for aroma and fragrance.

  • Vinegar

Vinegar is acidic in nature and also has antibacterial properties. Hence, white vinegar is very effective for removing grease and is also very useful in cleaning surfaces in the kitchen and the bathroom. Take water in a spray bottle, mix 1 cup of vinegar in it and use the solution to clean mirrors, floors and surfaces in your toilet and kitchen.

  • Baking Soda

Another great cleaning home ingredient is baking soda. It deodorizes, and its cleaning powers far outshine those of any toxin-loaded product. Add a little salt for better results, and use it to scrub stains on the surfaces of your kitchen and bathroom. Baking soda is also a good cleaning agent to get the inside of your oven spotless and fresh.

  • Olive Oil

Olive oil is a very effective wood polishing agent and will provide a wonderful shine to your wooden products. Combining Olive oil with lemon moisturizes and makes your wooden assets shine. In a spray bottle, blend a cup of Olive oil with half a cup of lemon juice, spray on a soft cloth and polish your wooden furniture.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide

When you are faced with a hard-to-clean situation, use Hydrogen Peroxide. This cleaning agent with its bubbling action can help you to clean any area. Mix it with water in a spray bottle and use it as a spot cleaner near your laundry area.

  • Lemon Juice

Lemon has found use in many of the commercial products too. Lemon juice, with its super fragrance, has the power to kill mould and make any surface grease-free leaving it shining. To make a more effective cleaning product, add lemon juice to either vinegar or Olive oil.

  • Make Your Own Glass Cleaner

This home-made glass cleaner is great for cleaning mirrors and windows. Mix 2 cups of water with half cup vinegar, one-fourth cup rubbing alcohol and 1 -2 drops of orange essential oil for that lovely smell. Store the mixture in a spray bottle. Whenever you want it for cleaning glass in your house, just spray on a soft cloth or a paper towel then spray on the glass and wipe. As the solution is prone to drying fast when hot, don’t plan on cleaning your windows on a hot and sunny day.

An important aspect of creating a natural home, free from chemical hazards, is to switch over to natural cleaning options. They are easily available and make easy the Herculean task of keeping your home clean. Click here for more options to clean your house.


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