Predominantly in the past decade, consumers want to know what they can do and how they can contribute to making a cleaner, greener planet. One major area where many people are switching up their habits is with cleaning their homes. As they trade their harsh chemicals and wasteful cleaning products for sustainable methods, they aren’t only making the planet a better place, but also making their home’s a little bit cleaner. Interested in learning how you can contribute? Here are five easy ways you can clean your home the eco-friendly way.
1. Create Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner
One of the easiest solutions to cleaning your home in an eco-friendly manner is to make your own all-purpose cleaner. Simply mix two cups of distilled water, half a cup of white vinegar and 10 to 20 drops of your favourite essential oil into a spray bottle and there you have it!
2. Ditch The Bleach
Many of the harshest products under your counter are probably there to get your toilet sparkling clean. But forget about all those products and instead, once or twice a week, pour a few tablespoons of baking soda into the bowl and scrub it with a toilet brush. You can also make an effective toilet cleaner out of one ounce of eucalyptus oil and a quart of water.
3. Invest In Castile Soap
This olive oil-based soap is incredibly versatile and can be used as a furniture polish, window cleaner, dish soap and more. Best of all, most varieties you find in stores are all natural and free of toxins. Score!
Although the environmental issues we hear about on the news may seem too large-scale for you to really make a difference, we promise that by implementing these small tips, you’ll be helping our planet out in a much grander scale than you could ever imagine.