Three Natural, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Eco-friendly products promotes green living that help conserve energy and also prevent air and water pollution. They prove to be helpful to the environment.

Natural cleaning products are often items we always have around the house, which is great if we're in need of a quick cleaning solution. However, we must remember that sometimes we may still need a commercial cleaning product to tackle tougher stains.

More of us choose to go green and adopt a more environment friendly lifestyle. We recycle our household waste, we turn lights off in favor of natural light, and some of our neighbors even installed renewable energy systems to reduce the amount of fossil fuels that are used. Here is handy list of affordable eco-cleaning products that we can use in many areas of our home.

Baking Soda


Baking soda contains contains small amount of natural acid, making it an excellent natural cleaner. Here are some ways we can use baking soda to clean different areas of our home:


  • Keep an open box of baking soda in a refrigerator and food cupboards to absorb bad smell.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto carpets before vacuuming to freshen the fibers.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto kitchen work surfaces, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove dirt, stains, and greasy residue.
Vinegar



Vinegar is acidic, and while it's not as good as baking soda at cleaning dirt, it is considered to be more effective in the removal of germs and bacteria from different part of the home. One recent study concluded that a diluted solution of vinegar is effective in disinfecting surfaces.
  • Pour vinegar onto a washable cloth and wipe over kitchen and bathroom walls to slow down the growth of mold.
  • Mix vinegar with a small amount of salt to make a paste. Use this to clean stainless steel or chrome taps and sink basins.
  • Pour vinegar onto the inside of the oven door and leave to sit for five minutes before wiping off. Any grease stains and food splatters should lift off easily.

Lavender



What many people don't know is that lavender oil is actually a very effective antibacterial product.
  • Create your own antibacterial spray by mixing 20 drops of lavender oil with a cup full of water. Keep in a spray bottle and use as necessary. There's no need to wipe or rinse - just allow to dry naturally.
  • Soak cotton balls in lavender oil and leave by doors and windows to deter bugs from entering the home.
Did you know... Lavender can grow and spread quickly , which is why it is actually considered a weed in certain parts of the world, particularly if that varietal isn't one of those prized for their scent.

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