As people are getting more and more conscious about things that are harming not only us but the whole planet, clean living is something that many people strive for. What a lot of people don’t think about is how toxic traditional cleaners are. They can lead to allergies, asthma, infertility and decreased lung function, and most of us have grown up thinking that those cleaners are the only thing that cleans your house. But that is where we are wrong. Here are five ways you can clean your home without using toxic chemicals.
Make Your All-purpose Cleaner
As mentioned above, many people don’t believe that something that you make on your own can clean your home just as good as a commercial toxic chemical cleaner. Making your one all-purpose cleaner with baking soda and vinegar is not only eco-friendly, but it won’t harm your health, and it will clean your house just as good, and 90 per cent of the households already have the ingredients in their homes. With this, you will not only be able to clean off bathrooms and kitchen, but it can also clean off all the grime, mould as well as grout. It is great at softening up the residues, so you can easily clean them off. Another thing because it is so amazing is because it will get rid of any gross smells. You can also experiment, and add lemons or essential oils for a different scent.
There Are Different Ways To Use Lemon
Another thing that people don’t realise is that lemons are not just for eating. When you use a little bit of baking soda with lemons, you will be able to polish anything that is made out of stainless steel just as perfect as you would when using a toxic commercial cleaner. That is all possible because lemon contains something called citric acid that is amazing for cleaning. Something that you can do to make your surfaces more sustainable is using microfiber cloths that are made sustainably without any chemicals and toxins. Instead of using a sponge, use a cloth and sprinkle some baking soda and squeeze a lemon over it. But if you don’t want to buy cloth, you can use the lemon as a sponge. Having a greener kitchen is possibly the most important thing you can focus on.
Scent Your Home Naturally
A big part of having a clean home is the scent that you get afterwards. Even if your home is spotless and there is a weird smell, you will not feel like it’s clean. But instead of purchasing and spraying commercial air fresheners with mass-produced candles that are super bad for you and the environment, you can make your own potpourri. If you don’t like the smell of that, or you don’t want to go through the hassle of making one, you can scent your home with essential oils or candles that are paraffin-free.
Hire A Cleaning Company
The simplest way of cleaning your home without any toxic chemicals is to hire professional house cleaning services that don’t use toxic cleaners. Even if they do use something that is not 100 per cent green, it is still much better as you won’t be purchasing and using the products every time that you are cleaning your home. That is a great way to keep up with having a clean home as the cleaners will give it a deep clean, and you can top it off every day with your natural cleaning products.
Clean Up Your Laundry
Something that not a lot of people think about when they are cleaning their homes is how bad laundry detergents and fabric softeners are for the environment, therefore bad for you. What people don’t realise is that both of those products that you use on your clothes use synthetic fragrances as well as harsh chemicals that can cause irritation. There are quite a few ways you can go about this issue. Instead of using the dryer sheets, you can also use wool dryer balls. They are just as effective, and they are much more environmentally friendly as you can use them for years and years. When it comes to detergents, many companies are focusing on creating cleaner detergents that are free of harmful chemicals. Another thing that people don’t realise how toxic is are the stain removers. Instead of using something toxic on your clothes, couches or any stain in your home, you can use hydrogen peroxide.
Once you experience how amazing it is to be using cleaning products that are not filling up your home with toxins, you will not want to stop until you are using green products for everything. But possibly one of the biggest benefits of becoming greener is the fact that you will be able to save a lot of money as you will not have to buy expensive toxic cleaners to clean your home.