Have you ever thought about creating your own all natural cleaners? What if i told you this was possible and you could grow all the ingredients in your own backyard. With a little bit of water and sunlight, you can have your own natural cleaning laboratory set up in your own home. Below are our top 5 natural cleaning agents. Each of these agents serve a wildly different purpose making them perfect for any and all scenarios life may throw your way.
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus is one of our favorite natural cleaning agents.Did you know that Eucalyptus oil has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Better yet, team it up with some tea tree oil in a bottle of water to make an all natural cleaning spray for your bathroom — five to six drops of each oil will do the trick. Once you’ve mixed the different oils, you can then use it to wipe down your shower, sink, and counters for a fresh, clean smelling surface. Eucalyptus is a great option for smell and has been used for years as a natural “stress reliever.” So next time you’re at the store, pick yourself up a bottle of Eucalyptus oil and give it a try yourself.
Mint – Did you know that besides having a fresh, clean aroma, peppermint oil is a powerful natural pesticide.(It gets rid of bugs and ants) Just Mix around 1/2 teaspoon of it with raw lemon juice and water, and you’ve got yourself a great-smelling all natural glass cleaner that will discourage flies, ants, and other bugs from entering your house through your windows.(those darn pesky flies) The next time you’re at the store, think about making your own natural cleaner instead of buying some.
Lavender – Did you know that Lavender works as a natural disinfectant as well as a deodorizer (yes a deodorizer.) Mix around 10 to 12 drops of lavender oil with baking soda to make a rug powder that will leave your carpets smelling fresh—and you feeling calm and relaxed. Like eucalyptus oil, lavender oil has been used as a remedy stress reliever for thousands of years. This makes it the perfect oil to use in your stress free environment.
Clove – Did you know that outside of spiced cider, clove works as an antifungal and antiseptic, making it a Green Choice for combating mold.(Not the biggest deal in dry climates) Mix 1/2 teaspoon of 100 percent clove oil in a liter of water, and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on tile grout and let it sit for a few hours, then wipe away, scrubbing any stubborn spots with a brush. This may take awhile and you may have to repeat multiple times to get the tile as clean as you’d like. Spritz a little more on the area and let it dry to discourage mold from coming back.
Oregano – Did you know that Oregano oil is an antimicrobial that can even kill norovirus (that’s a fancy word) before it gets into your body? While it is not quite as effective as bleach, it is nontoxic and has no noxious fumes.(Yay for non toxic) Try using it in place of bleach the next time you mix up some homemade laundry detergent.
Creating your own natural cleaner can be super cost effective. Now we all like our savings, and the best part is, most natural cleaning products you make yourself aren’t typically harmful to pets or toddlers alike making them the perfect option for a family atmosphere. Non toxic cleaning agents are the perfect way to go, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and hey you get the satisfaction of making your own cleaning product with your bare hands.
Congrats you’ve made it to the end and now it’s time to celebrate. No go clean your home.