This post provides a wide range of the best DIY natural cleaning products for cleaning, disinfecting, and polishing various parts of your house.
Most detergents and cleaning products found in stores contain chemicals. Not only can these products cause skin and eye irritations, but they also increase the risk of hormonal disorders, cancer, asthma and congenital malformations. In addition, they may be accidentally swallowed by children and pets and cause dangerous poisoning. The chemicals and volatiles in these products can also harm the health of living things and nature by entering the environment. For example, nitrate in glass cleaner products with the potential to become a dangerous nitrite material can lead to groundwater contamination. On the other hand, the containers containing these products are often made from petroleum and plastic materials and their decomposition in nature takes more than a thousand years. So over the years, they have been constantly releasing harmful substances and damaging the environment. Fortunately, nature has provided us with combinations to help keep our homes clean and bright without compromising our lives, our families, our environment and wildlife. This article helps pregnant women and mothers to find safe, harmless and inexpensive strategies and compounds for cleaning the most parts of the home.
DIY natural cleaning products are safer and more eco-friendly.
All-purpose DIY natural cleaning products
All-purpose cleaning solutions are suitable for almost all surfaces. In this section you will find 2 different formulas for All-purpose DIY natural cleaning products that are perfectly suited for cleaning your house.
Type 1: You need half a cup of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 10 drops of vegetable oils or extracts (tea tree, lavender or lemon oil) to make this cleaning solution. Mix vinegar, vegetable oil and some water in a spray bottle (preferably glass) and then add the baking soda. Then fill the bottle with water and shake it gently to mix the ingredients well. The solution can be sprayed onto the surface and wiped with a cloth. It should be noted that the vegetable oils used in this formula have disinfectant properties.
Type 2: Fill an empty jar with orange or lemon peel and cover with white vinegar. After 2 weeks, remove the peels and apply the solution to clean the glass and other surfaces, and to disinfect them.
Cleaning the kitchen with DIY natural cleaning products
Containers: To prepare a home-made dishwashing detergent product, first mix half a glass of distilled water with 2 teaspoons of salt so that the salt is completely dissolved in the water. In a separate bowl, mix half a glass of white vinegar and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Then mix the two mixtures together and add salt if necessary to increase the consistency of the mixture. You can also add 10 to 15 drops of lemon oil for fragrance and disinfectant properties. Store the final mixture in a pre-emptied dishwasher. A simpler way to prepare a home-made dishwashing product is to use a mixture of salt and lemon juice or paste made from fresh water and baking soda. These compounds also easily remove residual stains on cups, cutting boards, etc.
Sink: Fill the kitchen sink with a mix of hot water and at least 1 cup of vinegar. After half an hour, mix baking soda and water well enough to give a thin paste. Empty the sink, apply the paste to a dishwashing sponge, and rub the sink surface with it. Sink edges can also be cleaned with the help of small plastic skimmers. In the last step of cleaning, soak a piece of soft cloth in some olive oil and clean the sink with it to add a glossy effect.
Oven: To clean the oven, mix half a glass of baking powder with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water in a small bowl to form a paste. Apply this paste on all surfaces, walls and ceiling of the oven and let it stand overnight. The next morning, pour half a glass of white vinegar into a spray bottle and sprinkle over the paste to create a foam. Now, with a damp cloth, wipe the oven clean.
Kettle: To clean the kettle you need to sufficiently fill it with white vinegar so that the vinegar gets on all the sediments and masses formed. Now put the kettle on heat until the vinegar boils. Afterwards, rinse the kettle well to remove all deposits.
DIY natural cleaning products to clean the bathroom
Toilet bowl: To clean the toilet, simply pour white vinegar in a spray bottle. Adjust the spray head so that instead of spraying the vinegar, it would flush it directly under the edges of the toilet bowl. Then you can use the toilet brush to rub it. Finally, flush the toilet. To clean the toilet well, you can pour 1 cup of baking soda into it and add 1 cup of white vinegar after 1 hour. After 5 minutes, flash the toilet and use a toilet brush if necessary.
Ceramic tile joints: Mix half a glass of water and 1.5 glass of baking soda to make a paste. Then, rub it on tile or ceramic joints, and brush with a toothbrush after a while. Finally, wipe off any remaining material with a damp sponge.
Shower head: To clean the shower head filter from the hard water built-up, you can fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and wrap it around the shower head to let it get soaked in vinegar. After 12 hours, carefully open the bag and discard the contents. Finally, rinse the shower head with water.
Mirror & Glass: To clean glass surfaces, a quarter cup of white vinegar, Mix a quarter cup of isopropyl alcohol, 1 tablespoon of corn starch, 2 cups water and 8 to 10 drops of essential oils or favorite herbal extracts in a spray bottle. Then spray it on the surface and clean with a napkin. The corn starch in this formula prevents delicate stains that remain after cleaning mirrors and glasses. A simpler way to prepare a glass cleaner solution is to use a mixture of white vinegar and water.
Brass fixtures: You can moisten a sponge with white vinegar or lemon juice to clean toilets, cabinet handles, etc. Then sprinkle the sponge with salt and gently clean the surface with it. Finally, rinse the area and dry immediately with a soft towel.
The hall and the rooms
Mopping the floor: To clean ceramic and laminate surfaces, you can mix 1 bucket of warm water with 1 cup of vinegar and a few drops of essential oil or favorite herbal extract. Mop the desired surface using this solution. The smell of vinegar will disappear after the floor has dried.
Wooden surfaces: To clean and polish wooden surfaces, you can mix three quarter cup of olive oil, one quarter cup of white vinegar and 30 drops of essential oil or lemon, orange or lavender (optional) in a spray bottle and mix well. Stir. Then spray it directly on the woodwork and polish with a clean, dry cloth.
DIY Carpet Shampoo: This formula not only helps to clean carpets, but also refreshes the room air and kills bugs and eggs on the carpet floor. To do this, you should mix 2 cups of borax powder, 1 cup of baking soda and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil or herbal extract in a bowl. Then sprinkle the mixture on the carpet or carpet and brush it on the carpet. Half an hour later, vacuum the carpet.