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4 DIY Natural Cleaning Products: Green Spring Cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your living space, and what better way to do it than with eco-friendly and homemade cleaning products? Traditional cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your health and the environment. In this blog post, we'll explore easy and effective recipes for DIY natural cleaning products, promoting a healthier and more sustainable approach to spring cleaning.



1. All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner:

Ingredients:

- 2 cups distilled white vinegar

- 2 cups water

- Peels from citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes)

- Optional: a few sprigs of fresh herbs (e.g., rosemary or thyme)


Instructions:

1. Combine vinegar and water in a glass jar.

2. Add citrus peels and herbs to the mixture.

3. Seal the jar and let it sit for at least one week to allow the ingredients to infuse.

4. Strain the mixture into a spray bottle, and it's ready to use as an all-purpose cleaner for surfaces like countertops, glass, and bathroom fixtures.


2. Baking Soda Scrub:

Ingredients:

- 1 cup baking soda

- 1/4 cup liquid Castile soap

- 1 tablespoon water

- 10 drops essential oil (e.g., tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties)


Instructions:

1. In a bowl, mix baking soda, liquid Castile soap, and water until it forms a paste.

2. Add essential oil and stir well.

3. Apply the mixture to surfaces like sinks, tubs, and tile grout.

4. Scrub with a sponge or brush, then rinse thoroughly.


3. Lemon Fresh Furniture Polish:

Ingredients:

- 1/2 cup olive oil

- 1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)

- 10 drops lemon essential oil


Instructions:

1. In a bowl, mix olive oil and lemon juice.

2. Add lemon essential oil and stir well.

3. Apply a small amount to a soft cloth and use it to polish wooden furniture, leaving it with a fresh and natural shine.


4. Lavender Linen Spray:

Ingredients:

- 1 cup distilled water

- 2 tablespoons vodka (or rubbing alcohol)

- 15 drops lavender essential oil


Instructions:

1. Mix water and vodka in a spray bottle.

2. Add lavender essential oil and shake well.

3. Spritz this calming lavender linen spray on pillows, beddings, and curtains for a refreshing scent.


 

This spring, make a positive impact on your home and the environment by embracing DIY natural cleaning products. These simple recipes not only keep your living space clean but also contribute to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. So, gather your ingredients, put on your favorite music, and let's make this spring cleaning season a truly green and eco-friendly experience.

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