How to Make Cleaning Products

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Those who are environmentally conscious prefer to use natural products in all aspects of their lives. Natural products include everything from those used in building, decorating, beauty items and cleaning products. Avoiding toxic chemicals is important in maintaining a safe home and environment. Non-toxic cleaning products are not only good for our environment but they also protect our families from health issues.

You can make your own green cleaning products that won’t pollute the environment, and which will keep those toxic poisons away from you and yours. Naturally derived ingredients have been used for centuries. Why do we need anything more – except perhaps to help huge chemical companies make profit?

Making your own cleaning products is simple. You’ll need some ingredients to start with, such as baking soda, white distilled vinegar and washing soda, as well as some liquid soap. You can get washing soda at local and/or family-owned grocery stores and some drug store chains, like Walgreens or Rite Aid.

For instance, a great all-purpose cleaning spray can be made very simply. Take about a half a teaspoon of washing soda and add a dab of liquid soap. Then add two cups of hot water and shake it all together in a spray bottle until the washing soda is dissolved. Spray on the surface you want to clean and wipe off with a sponge.

When you don’t like the grit (and chemicals) left from ordinary bathroom cleaners, you can make your own. Take a half cup of baking soda, place in a bowl and add liquid detergent until you have a mixture that is like a frosting. Take this soft blend on a sponge and wash your bathroom surfaces. It is very easy to rinse too!

Cleaning windows is easy when you use this natural mix. You will need the following:

  • Spray bottle
  • Two cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons of vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon of liquid detergent

Place the ingredients in the spray bottle and shake. You can spray on windows or mirrors and wipe clean with crumpled up newspaper. The soap in the mixture cuts through any wax left from other commercial brands you used in the past.

No one likes to clean an oven, but with this procedure it becomes an easy task. Sprinkle water over the bottom of your oven and then sprinkle enough baking soda over the grimy part so the surface is white. Sprinkle more water over the top of the baking soda. Let it sit overnight. Wipe away the loosened mess. You can wash any remaining residue from the oven with a little liquid soap on a sponge.  If you have an office and need commercial office cleaning in Sacramento you can call us anytime.

These tips make home cleaning simple and safe. Natural products will do the job!


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