Sometimes we just don’t have the cleaning supplies that we need (or we don’t think we do…) to clean up certain types of messes in our homes. And sometimes we just don’t want the artificial chemicals and odors having free reign in our homes.
Luckily, there are tons of natural remedies for cleaning jobs around the home. If you’re not sure if you have the necessary supplies, or how to make natural cleaning remedies, then you’re in the right place.
Baking Soda and Water
Baking soda is an amazing ingredient to clean so many things. Mix it with water to create a paste to clean the bottom of your oven. Spread it over the mess in the oven, leave for a few hours, and wipe it down when you get back to it. You can also use this to get those tough to clean dishes and spots on the table or counter.
Citrus and Vinegar
Vinegar and lemon and oranges are great natural cleaners. Fill a mason jar with some lemon or orange peels and pour white vinegar over it. Let it soak for a couple days and then pull the citrus peels out. You’re left with a natural cleaner that you can put into a spray bottle and use to clean windows, mop floors, or disinfect surfaces like counters and tabletops.
Natural Laundry Stain Remover
Getting sick of the yellow stains in the armpits of your white/light colored t-shirts? Try using white distilled vinegar. It is gentle on fabrics than traditional chemical stain removers and keeps it bright, soft, and fresh smelling.
Natural Air Freshener
Rather than picking up another aerosol can of Febreeze or whatever you use, try taking it natural. Simmer a small pot of water with natural ingredients in it to freshen the air. Let it simmer for 15-30 minutes.
Here are some great ingredient combinations to use for this:
- Lemon slices, rosemary, and vanilla
- Slice of lime and chopped ginger root
- Lime slices and thyme
- Orange slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
Natural Mold Remover
You’ll find that vinegar is a common theme among natural cleaning remedies. It also helps with mold removal. Spray vinegar onto the mold spots, leave for a few hours, and come back and scrub it away with a brush. You can even add a few drops of essential oil to tone down the smell of the vinegar.
If that doesn’t work for you, or if you want to make sure to get all the mold on and under the surface, you might want to try an EPA-approved mold removal service. Pure Maintenance is one such company that can provide this service.