Cleaning can be a big job, no matter what size your apartment home may be. You want your living space to be spotless, and yet many cleaning products can leave a residue containing toxins and chemicals. Check-out these chemical-free, do-it-yourself natural cleaners.
Wiping down counters and tabletops is essential when cleaning. Make your own disinfectant wipe by mixing water, vinegar, tea tree oil, eucalyptus essential oil, and lemon essential oil. Dip a small cloth or an old t-shirt into the mixture and now you have a reusable disinfectant wipe.
Know the ingredients when cleaning your dishes and silverware by making your own dishwasher detergent. Combine borax, washing soda, citric acid, salt, and an option of essential oils (if you prefer). Use one tablespoon per load and your dishes will be looking brand new.
Protect the food you are baking by making a natural oven cleaner. Use a combination of baking soda and water. This will mix into a paste, then cover the surface and let it sit over night. The next day, scrub away the stains with a wet sponge.
Mirror and Glass Cleaner
Make your own mirror and glass cleaner that doesn’t leave streaks or contain chemicals. A simple mixture of filtered water, vinegar, and your choice of essential oil will leave your mirrors and glass clean and smelling fresh!
Make your home smell good in every room by making your own air freshener. Combine water, real vanilla extract, and your choice of essential oil. Smells ranging from lavender, citrus, and woodsy can be made from the essential oil of your choosing.
Choose the DIY option of making environmentally friendly cleaning supplies when cleaning your home. All-natural cleaning products will eliminate the chemicals from store-bought items and leave your home smelling fresh.