Naturally Clean

Go healthy and green with natural alternatives to chemical-laden cleansers and soaps.

Spring is here — the perfect time to open those doors and windows to refresh your home after the long winter months. And, of course, deep clean.

However, many common household cleaners contain chemicals that may be harmful to your health and the environment. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air pollution among the top environmental dangers, and much of this pollution comes from common cleaning products. The good news is that there are natural alternatives that will leave your house fresh and clean — without the harmful side effects. And you most likely already have many of the ingredients on-hand!

No time to make your own cleaning solutions? There are several options available that use natural ingredients, including  The Honest Company, Dr. Bronner, Mrs. Meyers and method.

What’s your favorite natural cleaning product or home-made solution?  Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Sources:
Window Cleaner: HealthyChild.org
Baking Soda Scrub: MotherEarthLiving.com
Furniture Polish: SurvivingTheStores.com
Drain Cleaner: Boston.com
All-Purpose Cleaner and Deodorizer: GoodHousekeeping.com
Dishwasher Detergent: Greatist.com

3 Responses to “Naturally Clean”

  1. Tori Bowlin says:

    I didn’t know about the peppermint candy trick. Thanks for that!

  2. Janet says:

    Baking soda and white vinegar are cleaning staples in my home. Both go into the wash. The soda deodorizes while vinegar cuts grease. The two together foam (oxygenate) to boost the cleaning power of the laundry soap. Forget fabric softener. White vinegar removes any soap residue for soft, sweet smelling clothes.
    Baking soda is a gentle scrubbing agent. Great for butcher block. Table salt is perfect on tougher jobs like cast iron grill pans.
    After Mom’s stroke I found a drop or 2 of Thyme oil in her bedside commode killed the germs and the odor when she used it. We now add it to all cleaning.
    If you find mice droppings in your house replace them with a few wrapped peppermint candies. The mice won’t return.

  3. Lindsay says:

    I LOVE Honest Company. Every product they have is amazing!! Plus you get it delivered to your door… So convenient!

Leave a Reply