An Overview of Natural and Alternative Cleaning Products

Eco-friendly natural cleaners. Vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemon and cloth. Homemade green cleaning.; Shutterstock ID 171457127

Checking Your Cleaners for Safety

There have been many children to find household cleaners in the past. This is a very frightening thought for all parents. One way to keep your children safe from problems like this is to use all-natural cleaners or alternative cleaners to keep your home spotless. Also, make sure that you’re not putting your children or animals’ lives in danger. We are learning more and more about poisons and toxins and what they do to the waters, air, and land.

If you’re not sure whether your household cleaners are safe or not, there are some things you can do to ensure that no one in your home is at risk. Some great non-toxic cleaners include vinegar and water, borax, lemon juice, salt, and baking soda. Using these, you can clean just as well as your dangerous household cleaners, but without the risk. For instance, if you’re ready to clean your windows, rather than using some harsh cleaner, you can simply use water with vinegar and lemon juice. Vinegar, salt and water are also really great for bathroom surfaces.

Another great one is Borax and especially for the oven. Some liquid soap, water, and borax are great for the oven and borax is a disinfectant when you put it with hot water. This is great for cleaning toilets and floors. For polishing wood furniture, use olive oil and lemon juice. Lemon juice is great for copper pots if you dip it in a bit of salt. This scours the pots. The bathroom area can be cleaned with baking soda and warm water and if your drains are clogged, dump a bit of baking soda down the drain with a cup of vinegar.

With the shape, we are in as far as pollution and toxins, the ozone layer and our natural resources, each one of us needs to step up and do our part for the earth. If we can start by using alternative techniques to clean, rather than the harsh, toxic chemicals we already use, we can make a difference. We can deliver the message to these companies that we are going to care for the earth. It starts with you.