How to Make Your Own Sustainable Cleaning Products

The journey toward sustainable living is long, and if you’re just starting out, it seems like an insurmountable climb. We are surrounded by products and items in our homes that are made with chemicals or non-sustainable practices. Look no further than under your sink to the cleaning products you use on a daily basis. Luckily, there are easy and eco friendly cleaners you make yourself. Not only are these cleaners better for the environment, but they are more affordable than their chemical laden counterparts.

Here are 3 cleaning product hacks to try today!

Everyday Cleaner

To make your own all purpose cleaner you’ll need a reusable spray bottle. See if you have one around the house you can repurpose. Combine 9 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. You can add essential oils to this mixture to reduce the smell of the vinegar and add some natural deodorizing properties.

Scouring Scrub

For something a little more abrasive, a scouring scrub can work wonders on surfaces and tough stains. This ‘recipe’ is insanely simple, with just one ingredient! Baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda over the area in questions and scrub using a cloth. Baking soda’s rough texture works wonders!

Furniture Polish

To get your wood furniture looking its best, make this quick furniture polish. You can use in a spray bottle, or using a cloth. Simply combine the juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of oil. You can also add in essential oil to this mixture for an extra zesty fragrance.

We hope you enjoy these 3 recipes and try them in your home. Sustainable living is a gradual process. Start with small changes and then move onto bigger ones. These home cleaning tips come from Sustainable Baby Steps. You can find more advice on green living at their website here!


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