To keep your house clean and tidy, we all buy various chemicals, sprays, and all-purpose cleaning products every couple of months. Eventually, these little expenses add up.
However, the cost of these store-bought cleaning products can be an unnecessary expense for you and your family. The good news is that there are alternatives that are safer for your kids and the environment.
Here are a few household products that you can make yourself.
While not the biggest expense, dish soap is a pain to keep buying. With the right ingredients, including soap flakes, washing soda, and an essential oil like lavender, your soap will smell better. Moreover, such homemade dish soap will last longer, and fight grease better than some of the leading brands.
When cleaning gunk from the bottom of your oven, don’t risk getting a toxic cleaner that fills the house with burnt smells and nasty fumes. There are lots of recipes online for DIY oven cleaners, most of them involving the use of borax, vinegar, and dish soap mixed in a spray bottle.
Store-bought glass cleaners often contain ammonia, which is harmful after prolonged exposure, and cost way more than ones you make yourself. All-natural, homemade glass cleaners are not only safer to use but you probably have most of the ingredients already.
Rubbing alcohol, vinegar, lemon juice, corn starch, and water are the main ingredients in the safe glass-cleaning alternatives that you can make yourself.
This is probably the easiest and most versatile DIY product on this whole list. A homemade all-purpose cleaner gets you away from the chemical-infused name brands and lets you control what you spray around your house.
Such a product is specifically applicable in kitchens, where little hands go down on countertops and where food is prepared and eaten. Therefore, making an all-purpose cleaner free of chemicals is a much safer option. The fact that you save money is just a bonus.
Using only vinegar and water in a spray bottle is enough to clean your counters and stove without the use of any chemicals. Add essential oil to cut down on the harsh smell.
You’ve probably noticed by now that hot water and vinegar show up frequently in DIY cleaning products. Laundry softener is no different, but also adds in conditioner to thicken it and give it a good odor.
Instead of smelling a company’s chemical product on your clothes all day, you can control how your clothes smell and save money in the process. Your DIY softener will be no less effective, either.
Cleaning products can be a hazard for yourself, your pets, and your kids. Most of the time, let’s face it: we just don’t know what’s in them. They’re also a hassle to buy and an expense at the end of the year that, it turns out, you don’t need.
These are just a few of the DIY cleaning products that you can make yourself to save your family money and keep everyone safer. In addition, homemade cleaning products will help you clean your house better than ever!