Green Cleaning for Spring

Spring has finally sprung and I can hear my mom saying to me ” It’s time for spring cleaning”.

Since I’m trying to live a healthy Eco-friendly lifestyle, I’ve recently started to eliminate toxins in my house as much as I can. I’ve said goodbye to my toxic cleaners and hello to non-toxic cleaners.

They are a few non-toxic cleaners you can buy, but you have to be careful because there is a lot of “greenwashing” and you have to really research the company and ingredients to make sure what you’re buying is really non-toxic.  So I decided why not make my own stuff.

It’s really simple and I’m sure you already have all the ingredients you need in your house already.  Now I know what you’re thinking.  “Man, I don’t have time to make that. It’s easier just to buy it”.  Trust me, if I can do it, you can do it too.  Think about it, by the time you drive yourself to the store, you could have been at home making the toxic free cleaner and finished cleaning.

There are so many different non-toxic formulas you can make but here’s what I use:

All Purpose Cleaner 1:

Fill a spray bottle with half of white vinegar and half water. Shake it to mix vinegar and water. This can be used for bathroom, mirrors, sinks, counter tops, windows

All Purpose Cleaner 2:

Here’s another all purpose cleaner you can use.

1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4  cup of baking soda
2 litres of water

Mix together, store and keep for future use. Can be used for bathroom, mirrors, windows, counter tops.

Cleaning Stainless Steel appliances:

All you need is a cloth, olive oil and vinegar. Check out the video below on how to clean stainless steel appliances.

Floors
1 cup of white vinegar
4 Litres of water

What do you use at home? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Cleaning!

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