You might think that keeping you home spotless is enough, but in fact there is more to cleaning than meets the eye. These days, most chemical cleaning products available on the market are extremely dangerous. They have in their composition hazardous substances that are not even mentioned on the label, but that can have aggressive effects on the environment and even damage our health. Manufacturers avoid mentioning them on the label because they claim it is the “secret formula”. The truth is that those substances are unbelievably perilous and consist of toxic ingredients as well as carcinogenic substances.

On today’s open market there are tons of products that claim to be “green” or eco-friendly, whereas in fact they’re just scams and it’s all an advertising strategy. For this reason, it is important to pay great attention to the label before actually purchasing a product.

Regardless, there are many alternatives that you can adopt instead. For instance, you can create your own natural cleanser by using only ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. This is a cheap and easy solution which will not endanger your family’s health and will not damage the environment either. Here are few things you can use to create your personalized natural cleanser:

• Spray Bottles

• Micro fiber cloths

• Liquid castile soap

• Borax • Mixing bowls

• Vinegar • Baking soda

• Hydrogen peroxide

• Organic essential oils (optional)

• Vodka (optional)

Moreover, baking soda is one of the most common natural cleaning substances. It can be used inside your kitchen, bathroom, for stainless steel appliances and countertops. It will leave any surface sparkly. Likewise, you can add tea tree oil or Lavender for anti-bacterial proprieties. We all know how strong properties vinegar can have. It can be used with very diverse purposes, such as cleaning the windows, floors, kitchen bathroom and more. If combined with essential oil or castile soap it can work as a fabulous fabric softener.

Use essential oils with your favorite flavor or cinnamon sticks after the cleaning process to give your home a nice, soothing scent. They’re much safer than regular air fresheners because they do not release any toxic fumes. Natural cleaning products are without a doubt an excellent alternative to chemical-based cleaners. The result can be amazing even if you choose to combine simple ingredients such as vinegar, salt and baking soda.

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