The 5 Most Efficient Natural Cleaners for Your Kitchen
When it comes to cleaning your home in order to ensure the health and well-being of your family, more often than not, natural cleaners can be more effective than chemical one. If you are looking for the healthiest natural cleaning solutions to conveniently meet your needs look no further to find out which are the 5 best natural cleaners for your kitchen.
White vinegar is easily the most well known natural cleaning solution. While vinegar boasts countless benefits as it is a pure, natural disinfectant (that also is an incredibly powerful grease cutter!) that is super quick and easy to make.
To make, simply mix together equal parts vinegar and water to a spray bottle, and you are all set to go! Yet another added benefit is the fact that white vinegar is super cheap to purchase and lasts and incredibly long time. If perhaps you are not the biggest fan of the smell, you can easily add in some essential oils to curb the sour smell. Some great choices are orange, lemon, grapefruit or even lavender!
Some of the top cleaning uses for white vinegar are cleaning your shelves and walls with a solution of half water and half vinegar and even brightening up your coffee cups and teacups by way of gently scrubbing the stains with equal parts vinegar and baking soda (or plain table salt).
Baking soda is incredible for its scrubbing, deodorizing, whitening and grease cutting power. Baking soda is a wonderful way to scrub your microwave, oven, toilet, bathtub or shower, etc.
Simply pour some baking soda on directly and scrub with a wet sponge. Alternately, you can opt to make a paste by pouring some baking soda in a bowl and adding a few drops of water to mix into a paste that you can thicken based upon your personal preference. There are literally countless ways to clean with baking soda.
One way is to deodorize a drain, you simply pour approximately ½ cup baking soda down the drain, then follow it with ½ cup vinegar. Wait about 15 minutes, and then pour in some boiling water to quickly clean smelly residue.
Lemon is yet another all natural disinfectant. Not to mention the fact that is smells fresh and can virtually eliminate unwanted odors from your home by simply cleaning with it! Start by creating a simple solution by juicing a lemon or two (or purchasing a bottle of lemon juice) and adding ¼-½ part to equal part water to a spray bottle.
There are ton of great examples as to how to use lemon to clean. For example, you can remove stains from food storage containers by simply squeezing the juice of a lemon into the containers and adding a little baking soda. Then just rub the mixture into the stains and allow to sit overnight if desired. You can even quickly and easily clean your microwave, by slicing a lemon, placing it in a bowl of water and microwaving for 45 seconds.
When it comes to the use of olive oil, keep in mind that a little bits goes an astonishingly long way.
To implement polishing your wooden furniture just place a small bit of olive oil on a clean cloth and polish away to take advantage of a beautiful, all natural glow!
Investing in an awesome microfiber cloth, adding a touch of water, and you will find yourself being able to clean anything in your home with a reusable material. Saving you a ton of money in the long run!
If you are interested in making your very own all natural home cleaners, here are some of the best recipes to be able to pre-make and easily store:
3 parts filtered water
1 part vinegar
1-2 tsp lemon juice
Glass and Mirror Cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar (optional)
1/2 cup filtered water
Spray and wipe with a clean cloth
1 cup or more baking soda
1 gallon of warm water
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Stainless Steel Smudge Cleaner
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp white vinegar
Put oil on cloth, rub on surface to get rid of smudges. To remove, dab white vinegar on the other side of the cloth, wipe area and allow it to dry.
2 cup filtered water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
Mix in a spray bottle
**Please note that you should always test a small, hidden area before just diving in to polishing
There are so many incredible ways to keep your home clean with the convenient use of home-made, all natural solutions that are guaranteed to be harmless, healthy and work incredibly well! Best of all they are safe for children, animals and yourself!
And, as you are reusing the bottle that contains the home-made natural solutions, making your own cleaners is a wonderful to reduce waste and helping to do your part in saving the environment!
A great way to get your children excited about helping out around the house is to be sure that you include them in making some of these products in their very own spray bottles. As previously stated, they are safe for the use of children and what better way to get them excited about chores then encouraging them to make the solutions alongside you!
Additionally, if you are again not a fan-favorite of any of the smells, take heed in adding some incredible smelling essential oils to the solutions as well or use an air purifier. Not only will they make the simple solutions smell better, but essential oils also boast some pretty power healing powers that your family may be able to actively enjoy as well. Some of the best are thyme, lavender, rose and even eucalyptus!