Clean your home naturally: opt for homemade, chemical-free products

Phthalates, perchloroethylene, 2-butoxyethanol… The products most commonly found on sale in Spanish supermarkets are distinguished by the fact that they contain all kinds of toxic chemical ingredients.

A type of product which, in addition to not being environmentally friendly, their contact can also lead to serious . Precisely to prevent these from continuing to put our at risk, to protect the environment and also to avoid the excessive expense associated with the purchase of this type of product, this time we offer you a few ideas for homemade cleaning products that you can easily make at home and with which you can also ensure the cleanliness of your home.

Advantages of using this type of homemade cleaner at home

With this type of natural, homemade cleaners, we have a healthier, safer and longer-lasting alternative for keeping the home clean and fresh. Among the significant advantages that can be obtained by using this type of natural cleaners over commercial cleaning products are:

  • Health and : Natural cleaners are made with natural ingredients and do not contain the harsh chemicals found in many commercial products. This can help reduce exposure to toxic and potentially harmful substances, benefiting the health of household inhabitants and reducing the risk of irritations, or other related health problems.
  • Respect for the environment: natural cleaners use biodegradable ingredients and do not pollute the environment or contribute to the accumulation of harmful chemicals in water and soil. By opting for natural cleaners, you're making a more environmentally-friendly decision.
  • Economic savings: The ingredients used in natural homemade cleaners, such as vinegar, and liquid dish soap, tend to be inexpensive compared to commercial products. This can save you money in the long run.
  • Versatility: Many natural ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon essential oil have versatile cleaning properties. You can use them on different surfaces and for different cleaning tasks, simplifying your selection of cleaning products.
  • Reduce strong odors: Natural cleaners often leave a fresh, mild scent after use, rather than the strong chemical odors left by some commercial products.
  • Customization: Another advantage is that you can adjust formulas and fragrances to suit your preferences. Adding not only provides a pleasant aroma, but can also offer additional benefits, such as antibacterial or relaxing properties.
  • Ingredient control: By making your own cleansers, you have total control over the ingredients you use. You can choose ingredients that meet your specific needs and are safe for your home and family.

The homemade and natural cleaning products you need

Next, we'll explain how to make some of these homemade cleaning products from natural ingredients that you can prepare at home to clean your home. Before using them on a large surface, we recommend testing them on a small area to ensure that cleaning with this product is safe and won't cause damage :

  • All-purpose cleaner: Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of essential oil (such as lemon, or tea tree) for a pleasant aroma and antibacterial properties.
  • Glass and shiny surface cleaner: Mix 1 part water and 1 part white vinegar in a spray bottle. Add a few drops of lemon juice to help remove stains and add shine.
  • Disinfectant cleaner: In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups water, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Add a few drops of essential oil to enhance aroma and disinfecting properties.
  • Abrasive cleaner: Mix baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Use this paste to clean difficult surfaces such as bathtubs, sinks and countertops. Then rinse well.
  • Floor cleaner: Mix 1 cup of white vinegar in a bucket of warm water. Add a few drops of essential oil if you want to give a fresh scent while you clean.
  • Carpet deodorizer: Sprinkle baking soda on carpets. Let stand for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum to remove odors.
  • Stainless steel cleaner: Moisten a soft cloth with white vinegar and gently rub the stainless steel. Then dry with another clean cloth to avoid water spots.
  • Kitchen degreaser: Mix one cup of hot water with 1/4 cup of natural liquid soap, 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice and 10 or 15 drops of an essential oil you like. Add the mixture to a spray bottle and use as an all-purpose cleaner and degreaser.
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