Commercial cleaning prodcuts can be harsh and contain toxins that can negatively impact your health, your family’s health and your pets’ health. Natural cleaning products are effective and easy to make. Common ingredients in a variety of natural cleaning products include baking soda, salt, lemon juice, vinegar, and essential oils to add a nice scent.
Easy All Purpose Cleaner
Mix 1 cup of vinegar, 4 TBS baking soda and 2 gallons of water. Add your favorite essential oil and pour into a spray bottle. This surface cleaner is works well for most kitchen counters and stainless steel. It is also very good for bathroom clean up. Tough messes can be loosened up with boiling water and then scrubbed away.
Easy Scrub Mix
Mix 1 cup of baking soda and 2 TBS salt. Add enough hot water to make a paste plus a few drops of your favorite essential oil. This scrub works well for sinks, dishes, and anything else that requires a little extra to get clean. The dry mixture can be stored in a clean, dry container for use later.
Deodorizing your Kitchen Disposal
A very easy method of making your kitchen disposal smell fresh and clean is to put lemon and orange rinds through it. The disposal will grind up the rinds and release the citrus oils leaving everything smelling wonderful.