With the anticipation of our little one (mine and Jim's) to arrive in May, I have taken a closer look at our cleaning products lately. Although I am still cleaning our house (we haven't and probably won't take the leap to hire a maid as long as I can handle the "chores"), I set out to learn all that I could about Green "Clean" Cleaning using natural, non-toxic products. After all, we prep our food on our kitchen surfaces, eat off of our dishes and sit on our carpets and floors - all typically cleaned with chemicals we wouldn't dream of putting in our bodies!
Although I have been known to kill bugs with my household cleaners, it got me thinking - if it kills a bug, do I really want it on my skin or around my food? My answer is "NO!"
Below, you will find what you will need to replace the vast majority of your daily cleaning products (including bleach - gasp!) straight from your pantry, grocery or garden.
Stock your Green "Clean" Cleaning Supplies Cabinet
- Distilled White Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Olive Oil (Not Pictured)
- Rubbing Alcohol (Not Pictured)
- Peppermint Oil - used for fragrance
- Lavender Oil - used for fragrance
- Empty Squirt Bottles (I recommend 4-5 for different mixtures)
- Old Rags (Can also used cut-up T-Shirts)
- Paper Towel
Here are my favorite recipes for making your own natural cleaning products!