Cleaning the home nowadays has been stereotyped as having a barrage of house cleaning products all with their “special formulas” to bring out the best cleansing your house could ever achieve.
Much of this mentality has been brought about by the magic of today’s advertising. Other than the strange type of dependence on these products we develop by habit, there are other effects these commercial cleansers have on us.
Thousands of accidents occur each year involving the use of bleaches. Only a few of the millions of chemicals used in these products have been tested for potentially causing cancer.
Hundreds of children in the United States alone have suffered from accidental poisoning due to these chemicals.
Another effect is that you get to spend a lot of money on these commercial cleansers. However, with grandmother-tested homemade cleaners, you avoid all those and save a lot of money each year.
Making Your Own Non-Toxic Home Cleaners
Since the safety of the people in your home is a top priority, you might want to invest in homemade cleaners that are non-toxic.
These grandmother-tested cleansers can easily be made into a home cleaning kit. You also get a feeling of gratification out of your savings and the safety of your family.
Making your non-toxic homemade cleaners won’t take much time to assemble.
All you need is to grab the following items:
- Two Glass Jars
- Six Spray Bottles
- Tea Tree Oil
- Liquid Soap/Detergent
- White Vinegar (the distilled variety)
- Washing Soda
- Baking Soda
Scrubber: Place half a cup of baking soda in a bowl and add liquid detergent to make a frosting-like mixture. Scoop up as much of this mixture to clean bathtubs and other like surfaces and it also rinses easily. To store this mixture, just add a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and put the mixture in a covered glass jar.
Spray Cleaner: Here’s how you make a homemade cleaner that you can spray onto surfaces. Mix half a teaspoon of liquid detergent, three tablespoons of vinegar, and two cups of water in a spray bottle and shake it. Spray it on surfaces like windows and other places where you have wax residues.
Making homemade cleaners will reduce risks at home not remove them completely. To make everything safer, carefully label all the mixtures you make especially if you are going to store them.
You may want to list the ingredients you used to make the said mixture in case you want to make more or whenever you run out of it. Mix only the ingredients you know are safe. Never mix harsh cleansers together.
This also applies if you still have store-bought commercial cleansers at home. Never mix them with the homemade ones you created.