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5 Natural Cleaners for Beginners

5 Natural Cleaners for Beginners

Lately, I've been nothing short of obsessed with natural cleaners! They smell better, are fun to use and best of all, my little guys can help clean without inhaling toxins! To save money, I've been making my own and it is so easy. Here are a few of my favorite recipes and a couple that I can't wait to try. They can be made with ingredients you have lying around!

Orange Vinegar

This is an all purpose cleaner. Vinegar works well as a disinfectant and while vinegar on its own doesn't smell the best, it is easy to cover up the scent. I love this option because it uses what we would normally just throw out!

Chemical Free Laundry Detergent

This is on my list of things to make! I heard that you use less detergent when you make your own, plus if you have sensitive skin like my little one, this is supposed to help. I like that you can customize which essential oils you use. I'm thinking lavender might help calm my family!

 

Homemade Screen Cleaner

Screen cleaner is so expensive! It's also a total must-have with tiny fingers. This cleaner looks super easy to make. Once I use up my bottle that I have on hand, this is making its appearance in my cleaning cupboard!

 

Homemade Dryer Sheets

These work extremely well! I scent mine with a little lavender and vanilla. I get 2-3 uses out of each sheet. I've noticed that my laundry is still soft even without the commercial dryer sheets I used to use.

 

Magic Carpet Cleaner

This really is magic. I've gotten grape juice stains out many times using this trick. About once a month, I'll go through my house and do this simple treatment. If there's a really tough stain, I'll take my iron and hold it over the rag covering the stain for about 20 seconds.

Natural cleaning doesn't have to take a lot of money time or effort. You also don't have to replace every single cleaner at once. When I run out of a store-bought commercial cleaner, my goal is to replace it with a healthier, more natural alternative. Baby steps are key! Start out my stocking your cupboard with the basics: A couple essential oils, baking soda, and vinegar.

What natural cleaners do you use?
July 15, 2016 by Catlyn Hoepner
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