Have you ever wanted to make your home free from toxic washing and cleaning products? Would you like to learn how you can do just that in a few simple steps? Keep reading!
All of us make have to use of all sorts of cleaning products every day. Powders, liquids, gels are all applied for laundering our clothing, washing the floors and other surfaces, and for keeping the dishes clean and squeaky. They are cheap, easy to utilize, and, well, they are indeed effective!
But have you ever asked yourself whether they are safe? If the safety of your living space is your biggest concern, we suggest you stay with us and keep on reading for we have prepared some very useful information for you ladies today!
Easy DIY Recipes For All Sorts Of Cleaners
The theme of ecology is among the top concerns in a modern world, and it is not only about global warming or nature protection. People become more conscious about what they eat and what they use whether it is clothing or the products used for keeping our homes clean and good-looking.
For this reason, the use of so-called mild detergents is so popular these days. We are looking for the stuff that will be safe for us, our homes, kids, and (let’s be honest) for our belongings. And as you all probably know, mild cleaning products are way safer and gentler to the human skin and to the surrounding in comparison to the more “aggressive” cleaners.
Nevertheless, those also can not be considered completely harmless.
“Even the mildest laundering liquid or cleaning powder contains chemicals” – as cleaning expert Olivia Paxton says
Is there a way to avoid those artificial compounds completely, you may wonder? Fortunately, there is! It will take you a very little time but in the end, you will get a completely safe and, what is even more important, organic product for all types of cleaning purposes.
Yes, you got it right, we are talking about homemade cleaning products. But don’t rush to disagree and say that it is a past-century method that could take place and was effective hundreds of years ago!
On the one hand, it may indeed seem somewhat old-fashioned to prepare cleaning products yourself by blending ingredients like some sort of Middle Age alchemist. But on the other hand, doing this does have certain benefits, and we will explain what exactly:
- Let’s be honest, mixing a couple of components will not take you even an hour. You will just need to spend a little time getting safe and non-toxic cleaning stuff. We think it is a reasonable argument. What about you?
- Such products are initially safe, non-toxic, and don’t cause allergies or nasty skin reactions that many of us experience when using chemicals.
- The ingredients needed for preparing them can be easily purchased in any store or supermarket.
- The price of such a cleaning homemade remedy is way lower than of fancy organic cleaning stuff advertised on the TV.
- All the ingredients needed for preparing a blend are always by your hand. If you suddenly run out of the product, you will not have to go or drive to the store to buy the new one.
- Such hand-made cleaners can also be stored long-term.
And if you have always thought that it is impossible to prepare such a homemade cleaning product yourself to satisfy all of your cleaning needs, let us reassure you: it is possible! Meet the handiest and easy to make recipes that will provide you with all you need to keep the household squeaky clean!
How To Make Powdered Laundry Detergent
For making this one, you will need:
- four cups Borax
- four cups washing soda
- two cups baking soda
- two to four bars of Castile bar soap (grated!)
- ten drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (optional)
First of all, grate the soap as fine as it is only possible. We would recommend even using a food processor for better results.
In a large bucket, blend Borax and sodas. Stir thoroughly or shake. If you will be stirring the mixture, let the dust settle first prior to continuing, and remember to wear protective gloves when doing this!
When the previous stage is finished, incorporate the soapy powder and stir it properly as well. To finish, add oil if this is your option.
Such a product can be stored in a tightly covered hermetic tank away from kids or pets (the stuff is non-toxic but it’s still non-consumable and it’s not a toy thing to mess with!). The amount you will get will be enough for nearly two hundred loads, and the total preparation time is only thirty minutes.
For laundering purposes, simply add one or two spoonfuls to the load.
DIY Recipe For Liquid Laundry Detergent
If you prefer liquid laundering cleaners, it will take about an hour to make it, and the amount of product will be enough for eighty washes.
You will need:
- hot aqua
- one cup Borax
- one cup washing soda
- half cup baking soda
- one or two bars of Castile bar soap (grated)
Start with simmering the grated soap with water over medium heat until it is melted. Pour the soapy liquid into a five-gallon bucket, add all the dry powdered components, and mix.
Now add more aqua so that there are only three to five inches of headroom left. Mix to ensure all the components are totally dissolved!
After the blend has cooled down, feel free to add essential oil, and let it all sit overnight to turn into a gel. Only then it’s OK to re-pour it to the clean tank for storage.
Use a half-cup or one full cup per load. These will work in laundry alternatives like the Wonder Wash as well.
Recipe for DIY Glass Cleaner
To have your windows transparent and your mirrors squeaky-clean, make use of this simple DIY cleaning spray:
- one cup rubbing alcohol
- one cup water
- one spoonful white vinegar
Mix it all in a spray bottle, and be sure that your home will be shining after such cleaning! Besides, this stuff can be effectively applied to even hard tiles and chrome.
An Easy Recipe for Tub And Tile Scrub
Tired of dusk tiles? We know the way its shine can be back easily.
Take one cup of culinary soda, half cup liquid soap, and the same amount of aqua, and add two spoonful acetum.
Mix them all incorporating the white vinegar last, and mix the blend well. Apply instantly, just wipe and scrub the surface that needs care.
Safe And Organic DIY Toilet Cleaner
The toilet is probably the nastiest stuff to keep clean! To do it safely, Blend one cup of Borax with a quarter cup white vinegar, and pour the remedy into the toilet before going to bed. All you will need to do in the morning is to scrub it and flush it!