Keeping your home neat and clean is one of the most time-consuming activities. Hence, research organizations have been working towards making your life easy by simplifying this recurring activity, either by providing a labor-intensive solution, or a product/ equipment to help with this process. However, the introduction of numerous new cleaning products and solutions have given rise to concerns regarding their safety and effectiveness. Some elements of the chemical products used for cleaning your homes and offices are often thought to cause irritations, allergies or even toxication in some cases, which is the reason as to why many users prefer using natural (non-toxic) cleaning and sanitation products when cleaning their homes. Taking that into consideration, we decided to share some of the most popular natural cleaning and sanitation products often used for cleaning homes.
Your best choice when it comes to polishing wooden surfaces and furniture is olive oil. A seamless shine is guaranteed.
Essential oils are often used post home cleaning for their potent and long lasting scents.
Baking soda is a product which apart from its baking uses is often used in cleaning as it cleans, deodorizes, brightens grime, softens water and grease stains.
Another natural cleaning product which is found in most homes is vinegar. Its acidity helps in cutting grease, removing mildew, odors, cleaning soap scum and some stains.
Natural Lemon juice can be used as a deodorant as well as an efficient surface shiner.
Cornstarch is often is used in households for cleaning windows, carpets and rugs and polishing furniture.
Washing soda, a mineral can also be used as a cleaning product for cleaning homes as it cuts grease, softens water, removes stains and cleans walls, sinks, tiles and tubs. One thing to remember when using washing soda as a cleaning product is that it should not be used on aluminum.
Castile soap, another non-toxic cleaning product, made solely from plant oils without any chemical detergents or animal products. It will clean just about everything. Avoid using soaps that contain petroleum distillates.
The above mentioned natural home cleaning products can be mixed for greater efficiency or to remove specific stains which may need a stronger compound. For example, ‘essential oils’ and ‘baking soda’ are often mixed with each other for a long lasting fresh scent after cleaning. Water can be mixed with vinegar and filled into a spray bottle for cleaning surfaces especially the marble ones that may get damaged due to acidity.
These natural cleaning products are a replacement to the most widely used chemical cleaning and sanitation products that often cause allergies, irritation or health complications in the long term.
Making sure that your home remains clean and healthy is an ongoing process but with simple advice and guidelines such as this one, and professional cleaning services such as ABC’s service, you do not have to worry about the ability of your cleaner to cater to your specific cleaning needs with your selected non-toxic cleaning products/ tools.