Do you like to keep a clean house, yet don’t like the smell of all the chemical cleaners? Maybe you are worried about what the use of those chemicals could possibly do to yourself, your children or your pets?
I have been doing a lot of research lately to come up with natural-chemical free cleaners to use around my house. The most common natural product that can be used in just about every type of cleaner is vinegar. So, I bought a gallon sized bottle of vinegar for less than $3 at the grocery store and a few spray bottles from the dollar store. Have you ever looked up all the uses for vinegar? After I started my research I was astonished at how many practical uses there are for vinegar.
Here are a few that I came across that I have tried or will be trying soon:
1) All-purpose cleaner: equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. You can get a bit more complicated and add essential oils, baking soda, and dawn. But water and vinegar does the trick.
2) Fabric softener: Stop buying expensive fabric softener and start adding 1 cup of vinegar to your washing machine during the rinse cycle or in the fabric softener compartment if your washer has one. This will also help reduce the residue left from laundry detergent on your clothes.
3) Window Cleaner: Combine 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Shake to blend and spray on your windows.
There are many more natural cleaning products that can help you stay away from the harsh chemicals– plus, it can be more cost effective to make your own products! Just remember to label them accordingly.