Having a home that is clean and smelling fresh can be incredibly rewarding. Nezza Naturals’ plant-based products are not only useful to eliminate bacteria and germs, but they are also completely safe and healthy to use in your home environment.
In this article, we will be taking a look at how you can make natural homemade cleaning products using simple ingredients. Keep reading to learn more.
The Benefits of Natural Products in the Home
Cleaning your home is supposed to promote the health and well-being of your family. However, many commercial cleaning products that we use every day contribute to indoor air pollution and can be poisonous if someone ingested or inhaled them.
Natural products, however, are safe to use in an around your home as they aren’t harmful to your family, pets, or the environment. If you use the correct ingredients, your cleaning products can be used to rid your home of more harmful pollutants than commercial chemicals alone.
Making your own cleaning products can also save you money, as natural ingredients are typically more affordable than commercial solutions. Chances are that you already have a few of these natural ingredients in your home! Bonus!
In addition to the health benefits and cost savings, making your own cleaning products can also be a ton of fun. Enjoying the scents of essential oils and coming up with formulas can transform your house cleaning experience.
Why Are Essential Oils So Good for Cleaning?
Essential oils are extracts from different parts of plants that have antimicrobial properties, including roots, woods, barks, flowers, petals, leaves, and seeds. Some essences even come from fruit peels.
Essential oils contain these antimicrobial qualities and compounds that can destroy viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi. Adding essential oils to your homemade cleaning products will boost their cleaning power to ensure that your home is entirely free from germs. Super important when babies and children are around as well as for us adults :)
Simple Ingredients You Likely Already Have in the House Available to use for Cleaning
Apart from essential oils, there are several other natural ingredients that you can use and that you may already have in your home...
Baking soda is one of the most valuable cleaning ingredients in your home. It takes care of odours and has a scrubbing texture for cleaning surfaces.
White vinegar is one of the most affordable ingredients. It is perfect for killing bacteria and dissolving grime, mineral deposits, and grease.
Olive oil is not only a versatile kitchen ingredient, but you can also use it to clean, polish, and maintain leather and wooden surfaces.
Salt is an excellent scrubbing application that you can use to get rid of grime, soap scum, bacteria, and even corrosion.
Use vegetable glycerine in combination with essential oils and to give substance to your homemade cleaning products. Vegetable glycerine is especially useful in DIY air fresheners and soaps.
Unscented castile soap is the cornerstone of DIY cleaning product making. It is affordable and will get rid of grime, grease, dirt, and stains.
Glass Spray Bottles
Glass spray bottles may not be an ingredient, but they are a MUST-HAVE for product application. Glass bottles are also an environmentally-friendly option that will reduce your home’s plastic output.
Tips for Changing Cleaning Routines
When you start using your homemade cleaning products, you may also have to make some changes to your cleaning routine. Below are some tips for updating your cleaning routine:
Follow a task-based approach instead of a room-based approach.
Adopt a daily cleaning routine that includes doing the dishes and wiping down your appliances and stove to prevent grime build-up.
Formulate a weekly cleaning schedule that accommodates your work and family life.
Prioritize the rooms where you unwind and spend the most time, these are the best to keep clean and tidy for our sanity!
Recipes for Making DIY Cleaning Products Using Essential Oils and Simple Ingredients
Microwave and Refrigerator Cleaner
Pour the following ingredients in a glass spray bottle:
- ¾ cup of hot water
- Five drops of lemon essential oil
- ¼ cup of white vinegar
After pouring the ingredients into the glass bottle, shake it well. Then, spray the mixture on the surfaces and wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
Natural Dish Soap
For homemade dish soap, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- ¾ cup of castile soap liquid
- Two teaspoons of vegetable glycerine
- Ten drops of lemon essential oil
- Five drops of orange essential oil
- Five drops of tea tree essential oil
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl before pouring it into a glass bottle with a pump top. Two or three squirts will be enough for a full kitchen sink!
Grease and Grime Cleaner
To remove grease and grime, you need two cleaning products, namely:
- One cup of white vinegar in a glass spray bottle
- ¼ cup of baking soda and four drops of lemon or citrus essential oil (grapefruit works great too!) mixed in a spice shaker
Follow these steps:
1. Spray the greasy area with white vinegar
2. Sprinkle the baking soda and essential oil mixture on the grease built-up
3. Spray the surface with white vinegar for a second time
4. Wait for fifteen minutes to give the products their reaction time
5. Wipe the surface clean, hey presto!
Mix the following ingredients in a glass spray bottle and shake well:
- ¾ cup of water
- Three tablespoons of white vinegar
- Ten drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- Ten drops of peppermint essential oil
- Ten drops of orange essential oil
Spray and wipe off any surface you would like to disinfect. Works great for baby change tables, benches, kitchen surfaces, anywhere really!
Making cleaning products with organic ingredients is the key to ensuring that you and your family live a healthy and hygienic lifestyle. Nezza Naturals has many ingredients you need to make your own cleaning products.
Our multi-purpose cleaning products are super powerful and very cost effective as we use a whole lot of essential oil in our formulas. Also our loyal customers say our lemongrass bathroom scrub is amazing!
Got Questions? Give us a shout!
Getting started with essential oils is simple with Nezza Naturals’ sustainably-sourced and cruelty-free starter kits. To start your aromatherapy journey, visit our websitewww.nezzanaturals.com. If you’d like to learn more, like us on Facebook and Instagram, or contact us with any comments or questions that you may have, we would be happy to help! :)
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