Have you ever thought about Green Cleaning?
Since starting starting our journey to a more zero waste lifestyle, I’ve become much more aware of what products I’m purchasing & bringing in to our home, so it was a real natural progression to consider switching up our cleaning habits too.
My husband will fully admit he is not domesticated in the slightest, yes he does help around the house, but when it comes to the products we use, he’s happy to let me have full reign.
Up until now I’ve been convinced that I need to buy the brightest bottles on the shelf in order to have the cleanest home, however I’ve come to learn that bright bottles and highly scented products usually spell, ingredients I can’t pronounce as well as headaches & for some reason I’m always left with horrible feelings in my throat & chest, probably from unintentionally breathing fumes – which for me was the main reason for making the switch to green cleaning, all-natural products.
I’ve done quite a bit of research into what ingredients work well with which when creating my own green cleaning supplies, most of which I already had the ingredients hiding in the cupboard, if you have to buy the ingredients for your green cleaning supplies, you’ll find they are WAY cheaper than buying chemical alternatives.
I thought it’d be good to share a couple of new green cleaning concoctions that I’ve recently made which I have used in the bathroom (they also work everywhere else by the way!) I’ve found them to be amazing replacements to store bought versions…
Green Cleaning Toilet Spray, which doubles up as an all-purpose surface cleanser:
I can’t explain the amazement when I used this cleaner on our toilets for the first time, it’s truly incredible, kinder & cheaper than leading toilet cleaners, so I’m super happy I made this.
Boil 2 cups of water & add 1 cup of distilled vinegar.
Pour in 1 cup of soda crystals & stir until the soda crystals have dissolved
Add 10 drops of your favourite essential oil, I like to use Orange or Grapefruit
Green Cleaning Lemon Scrub
This scrub works so well at removing soap and water residues from our sink, taps, bath & it worked literal wonders at cleaning our shower screen!
Simply mix the juice of one lemon with 2 cups of baking soda to make a paste – you may need to keep adding small amounts of baking soda until you get a paste like consistency.
I’d advise leaving it to work it’s magic for a few hours before getting to work on the surface, however I’m too impatient & scrubbed right away – so some residues still remained, which I’ll go back over later, but overall I’m really pleased how this turned out.
*Disclaimer, these green cleaning recipes are just what have worked for our household, they are totally adaptable to your own preference & don’t forget to test on a small area to begin with before tackling the whole project!
Don’t forget to tag me in your photos on instagram if you decide to try these recipes!
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I’m Kelly aka Mrs Vintage, this is the life & loves of a vintage wife.
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