Homemade cleaners

At attitude Organic, we start our conversion to homemade cleaners and we are pretty sure that this article is about to convince you to do the same! It is so much better if you want your home to be healthy and eco-friendly.

Why should you go for homemade cleaners?

The chemical cleaning products that you normally use to clean your floors, wash the dishes and so on are terrible for both your health and the environment. On one hand, they contribute to indoor air pollution. Did you know that the air inside your house is sometimes more polluted and toxic than outside? Indeed it is 2 to 5 time more polluted than outside!!! It is freaky when you think about how dirty the air can be in big cities. Moreover, those products are toxic and can be harmful if inhaled, touched or ingested.

On  the other hand, cleaning products are a disaster for the environment. The chemicals they contain pollute rivers and take a long time to degrade. On the top of it, they may be consumed by aquatic animals and enter the food chain. Besides, most of those detergents and more come in plastic and cans packaging that are not easy to recycle.

So for the sake of your health, the one of the fishes and the environment, do you now consider homemade cleaners?

Homemade cleaners as good as cleaning products

Please keep in mind that the chemical cleaners are not more efficient than homemade cleaners. It is not because it makes some foam that they wash better! There is nothing that your grandma was not able to clean with vinegar, soap, baking soda and water.

Homemade cleaners recipes

You can find below a list of the best natural homemade cleaners according to your needs and to what you intend to clean.

Homemade cleaners for all purposes

  • Half a cup of white vinegar
  • 2 table spoon of baking soda
  • 10 drops of essential oil with desinfectant properties (Tea tree, lavender or lemon)

Mix in a spray bottle: vinegar, essential and a bit of water. Then add the baking soda. Finally fill up the rest of the bottle.

Homemade cleaners for the kitchen

Disinfectant wipes

  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • 8 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 8 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 8 drops of lemon essential oil
  • An empty wipe container
  • 15 – 20 pieces of cloth – Old kitchen cloth for exemple

Place the clothes in the container and leave it on the side. Mix water, vinegar, and the 3 essential oils and pour it on the clothes in the wipe container. Finally let soak for a few minutes and it is ready to use.

Homemade Liquid Dish Soap

Combine the distilled water with the salt until the last one is dissolved. In an another recipient, mix vinegar, Sal Suds, and lemon juice. Stir the mixture in the first bowl, and stir until thickened. Finally add 10 to 15 drops of essential oils for the smell and the disinfectant properties.

Homemade cleaners for the bathroom

Homemade Fabric Softener

  • 5 ½ cups of water
  • 15 oz bottle of hair conditioner
  • 2.5 cups of white vinegar
  • 20 drops of essential oil for the smell

Mix everything in a bowl and your are ready to go! Use ¼ per washing.

Homemade cleaners for the bathroom

Homemade Dusting Spray

  • 1 tablespoon of castile soap
  • 15 drops pf lemon essential oil
  • 2 cups of water

Mix all of the above in a spray bottle and shake it until it is properly combined. Use as usual.

So ladies, how do you like it? Ok, it is a bit more work than usual, but you will realise that at the end it is not a chore anymore. And think about all the good impacts those homemade cleaners are about to make. If you want to go further and discover how much more you can do read our clean green article.