DIY projects are a fun way to jazz up a boring task. We all know that cleaning your house isn't necessarily the highlight of your week. Chores are chores, but if you can make it into a DIY project, you might be able to find a bit more joy in the process. We have made a list of common household items that can be used to create your own all-natural cleaning products to keep your home safe and healthy all year long.
Lemons - Lemons are used in many natural household cleaning products because they can eliminate odors. Their acidic quality works great for adding shine and attacking difficult stains. Having lemons on hand can allow you to create all sorts of cleaning products that will smell good and work wonders.
Baking Soda - When mixed with other ingredients, baking soda transforms into a grease and grime dissolving super cleaner. Baking soda is non-toxic, and also does a great job of eliminating odors. When coupled with water, baking soda can even be used to wash your produce and get rid of that waxy, chemical layer we know all too well. Baking soda is a great alternative to the harsh chemicals found in common household cleaning products.
Club Soda - Club soda is a great stain remover! It's gentle and is essentially water with carbon dioxide and salt in it. This means that club soda isn't going to stain or bleach things in your home. Club soda can be mixed with other ingredients to clean windows, unclog drains, and even break up rust.
Distilled White Vinegar - Another non-toxic product option, distilled white vinegar works to kill bacteria in your home. It's powerful enough to remove grime, get rid of hard water deposits, and can be spritzed onto some fabrics to get rid of pesky odors.
Beyond that, there are other things like salt, essential oils, and even fresh herbs that can be added to your cleaning concoctions to make pastes or to add fresh scents to the products. From natural deodorizers to polishing your pots and pans, these items are cheap and easy ways to achieve a beautiful, clean home.
Household cleaning products sold in stores are often expensive. And searching for non-toxic, all-natural cleaning products typically costs more than the chemical-ridden options. By learning about the natural properties of different common household items, you can skip reading the tiny ingredient labels and feel comfortable knowing that your cleaning products are safe and effective.
DIY cleaning products are simple, and there are so many variations and options to choose from so that you can find the perfect ratio to tackle your cleaning needs. Tap into your creativity and DIY your cleaning products from here on out! With abundant resources and simple ingredients, your home is on its way to a completely non-toxic space. The more toxins and chemicals we can reduce in our lives, the better quality of life we can have. So the next time you find yourself motivated to do a deep clean, check the fridge for a lemon, or grab yourself the baking soda and sleep well knowing that you have made your home a safer space.