When it comes to cleaning, it is all too easy to pick up a bottle of bleach from the supermarket. But, as you know, bleach is full of nasty chemicals and harmful to the environment. If you have ever used bleach in a confined space with no airflow, you will know just how much it hurts our eyes and airways. Breathing in harsh fumes should be a big no-no. Bleach should not even be classed a cleaner; it is full of poisonous chemicals. In this article we are going to look at the best eco cleaning products that are natural alternatives to bleach.
Best Eco Cleaning Products : Vinegar
Vinegar used to be something you put on your chips. It then became something to make sauces and marinades with. Nowadays, everyone still has vinegar in the home, but often not for use with food. Vinegar is an all-purpose cleaner that contains a natural mild disinfectant. It leaves your countertops and walls clean and shiny, and to get rid of the powerful smell, mix it with some washing up liquid or soap in a spray bottle. The perfect all-purpose cleaner in a bottle for you home, for almost all surfaces.
Another of the best eco cleaning products that you will have at home is lemon juice. This could be a jiffy lemon you buy, or you could squeeze your own lemon for an even more natural product. Lemon juice is perfect for cleaning and disinfecting areas that have become stained such as your drains and cutting boards. For best results, use a natural lemon, cut in half for your chopping board. Pour lemon juice, either fresh, or pre-packed, down the drain for a fresher smell that is also a natural disinfectant.
A natural soap that is great for green cleaning is vegetable-based castile soap. It can be added to almost all of your homemade cleaners, and when mixed with hot water it is perfect for floors and countertops. The smell of castile soap is refreshing and when used on floors will make your home smell lovely.
Next up, let’s talk about Borax. An American brand, it can be found under other names in hardware stores. Borax is often used in conjunction with laundry detergent to get rid of stains, or for cleaning sinks and toilets.
Tea Tree Oil
No home should be without some tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is natural and is often used in pine scented cleaners. Used in its natural state, tea tree oil is a disinfectant and will leave your home smelling perfect.
These are just a few ways to banish bleach from your home. Bleach is a dangerous chemical and it should never be used in confined spaces. It is harmful to your pets, young children, and to yourself. So try some of these natural alternatives and discover just how easy it is to keep your home smelling fresh and clean without having to reach for a bottle of bleach.