Although there are many commercial cleaners in the market, most of these, unfortunately, contain a whole lot of chemicals that are potentially harmful to your health and the environment. This is why if you have pets, small kids, and other members of the family that have health issues, it is best to stick with detergents made from safe and all-natural ingredients. Of course, we also recommend that you switch to green cleaning products if you want to help preserve the environment by reducing waste, water pollution, and air pollution.
If you want to learn how to make them yourself, here’s an easy guide that you can follow.
Citrus-Infused All-Purpose Cleaner
As the name implies, these products can be used to sanitize, polish, and deodorize many surfaces around the house. First, you get a quart-sized mason jar which can be new or repurposed. Fill this up with as many varieties of citrus peels as you can get, such as lemons and oranges. Next, put some white distilled vinegar and close the lid. Let this soak and infuse for at least two weeks, preferably in a spot where sunlight hits it. Once ready, put the concoction on a strain to remove all the solids. Then, you put the liquid on a spray bottle, add a cup of water, and one teaspoon of castile soap. Shake this well and it’s ready to be used on most surfaces except wax, cast iron, aluminum, and natural stone.
Vinegar-Free All-Purpose Cleaner
If you are looking for a cleaning product free from natural citric acid and gentle enough to be used on stone surfaces, we highly recommend that you try this solution. All you need is two cups of clean water and a teaspoon of castile soap. Combine them in a spray bottle and it’s good to go! Just make sure to shake well before using, spray generous amounts, and use a soft cloth to clean your home.
Foolproof Kitchen Disinfectant and Degreaser
This is a fantastic cleaner if you want to easily remove grease, food waste, stains, and germs in the kitchen. For best results, we recommend that you use this blend right away after making it. First, get one cup of distilled white vinegar, two drops of tea tree essential oil, and a cup of club soda. Put all of these in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray generously and wipe clean! You’ll be surprised how well this cleans kitchen surfaces and leaves them sparkly and fresh.
Green Dish Detergent
Whether you use the dishwasher or wash the dishes by hand, this all-natural solution is an excellent alternative to commercial soaps. It removes sticky, oily, and grimy stains on plates, utensils, pots, pans, and more. For regular handwashing, combine a cup of clean water, one cup of liquid castile soap, and two teaspoons of lemon juice in a container. If you’re using an automatic dishwasher, add this blend to the detergent compartment and fill up the second compartment with white vinegar.
Nourishing Wood Cleaner
Many commercial cleaners tend to be too abrasive on wood surfaces, which is why we highly recommend that you switch to this DIY all-natural solution. It’s as simple as mixing together one-fourth cup of lemon juice and half a cup of olive oil. Use a soft cloth and apply this on all your wood surfaces. It’s not just great for sanitizing but also for polishing and maintaining the lustre of the wood.
Potent Grout Cleaner
Did you know that hydrogen peroxide is tough on spores, fungi, viruses, yeasts, and bacteria but is non-toxic and pet-friendly? This is why it’s an excellent ingredient when making DIY grout cleaning solutions. Just mix one-fourth cup of hydrogen peroxide and half a cup of baking soda, apply on your grout, wait five to ten minutes, scrub, and rinse. You’ll be shocked at how clean, white, and sparkly your grout will be.
Impressive Carpet Deodorizer
This all-natural and pet-friendly blend is perfect for freshening up rugs, floors, and even stinky shoes.
Combine half a cup of cornstarch, one cup of baking soda, and five drops of your favourite essential oil in a container with a lid. Whenever your carpets are looking and smelling nasty, just sprinkle some of this cleaner, let it sit for at least half an hour, then vacuum. It’s as easy as that!
Heavy-Duty Toilet Cleaning Solution
Say goodbye to harmful chemicals and expensive cleaners! All you need is this eco-friendly solution and you’re good to go. Put one-fourth cup of vinegar, ten drops of tea tree essential oil, and half a cup of baking soda directly into the bowl. For best results, we highly suggest that you let this sit before scrubbing. Notice that the solution gets fizzy. No need to get worried because it’s all perfectly normal and safe. Once you’re done, make sure to flush and the toilet is ready to be used again. You’ll surely be impressed by how this magical blend effectively disinfects and deodorizes your toilets.
Your Reliable Green Cleaning Company in Calgary
If you don’t have time to make all of these solutions yourself, you can always hire a local cleaning company that uses all-natural cleaning detergents. The good news is that you don’t have to look elsewhere because Regency Cleaning is here to meet your needs.
Give us a call at 403-520-7788 to see what we can do for you!