4 green ways to clean your home

4 green ways to clean your home

Why would you want to choose a chemical option you have green ways to clean your home? Did you know that making your own cleaners can cost less than 1/3rd of the cost of a commercial product that is available in the market? When you choose natural options or green ways to clean your home, you are doing your bit by ensuring that you leave less pollution and yes, a cleaner planet behind.

Ready? Here is our list of 4 inexpensive cleaners for your home that you can make yourself. The best part is that you can make it in small batches so that you can have fresh cleaners all the time. You can use environmentally friendly ingredients like vinegar, juice of lemons, baking sodas and essential oils that are good for you and the environment.

4 green ways to clean your home

1. GLASS CLEANERS

This one is great for your windows and mirrors. You can also use this for counters that have glass tops.

What do you need
• A clean dispensing bottle with a nozzle spray
• 1/2 cup cider vinegar
• 1 cup of water
• 1 to 2 drops of orange or lemon essential oil for fragrance

Using it
Mix all the ingredients directly in the bottle and shake well. When you want to use this, spray it on a cotton or a paper towel and use it to wipe the glass surfaces. It work well for glass table tops too.

2. QUICK WIPE

This one is great to clean your kitchen counters, appliances, and inside the refrigerator.

What do you need
• 2 tablespoons of baking soda
• 250 ml of warm water

Using it
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use a wet sponge to apply on the appliances, table tops and the places that you want to clean in the refrigerator. This acts as a very good deodoriser too and keeps all the stale odours away. You can also add a drop or two of essential oil to this mix if you want a your favourite fragrance to linger for a while.

Note: You cannot store this solution, so make it as per your requirements.

3. BRASS CLEANER

If you have some brassware, this makes an inexpensive cleaning solution that not cleans brass effectively, but also gives it a great shine! It is perfect to use for brass utesils, cabinet pull handles and bathroom appointments.

What do you need
• White vinegar or lemon juice
• Table salt

Using it
Use a slightly damp towel or sponge when you are cleaning your brassware with this solution. Sprinkle the white vinegar or lemon juice on the towel and then sprinkle the table salt. Lightly rub over surface and rinse immediately with water. pat dry with a clean flannel cloth.

4. ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

It is natural for dust to accumulate in your house. These can give rise to allergens and can pollute the air you breathe. With this all purpose cleaner, you can keep your home as clean as possible.

What do you need
• 10 drops pure lemon oil
• 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
• A few drops olive oil

Using it
Mix these ingredients well and use a pour on a clean flannel cotton cloth so that you can mop up dusty surfaces in your living areas.

Most of the cleaners that you can use for your home can be made with ingredients that are easily available. Which one of these will you be trying soon?

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