Go Green This Spring With These 5 Eco-Friendly DIY Cleaning Solutions

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Eco Clean Apartments For Rent Pearland, TXGo Green This Spring With These 5 Eco-Friendly DIY Cleaning Solutions

There’s no better way to shake off the winter and welcome the changing of the seasons than a good Spring cleaning.


It’s like hitting the reset button on your home, getting every clear, clean, sparkling and new.


But even if you like giving your home a good scrub, not everyone enjoys using all those harsh cleaning chemicals.


Not only can they cause respiratory and skin irritation (among other health problems) many cleaning products are very unfriendly to the environment.


Many cleaners and detergents contain volatile organic compounds that can affect vegetation and wildlife in varying negative ways. And tons of these compounds are dumped down the drains and flushed down toilets every day.


So what can you do?


You can clean your house like they did in the past. That’s right, take it old school.


Many of the cleaners people used to clean their homes in the days of yore were just as effective as the chemical cleaners of today with the added benefit of being eco-friendly.


Of course they were just using what they had at hand, but we can take a lesson from them.


We’re going to show you 5 cleaning solutions that skip the chemicals, aren’t harmful to the environment and that you can easily make yourself.

Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray


This solution cleans just about every surface in the house from the bathroom to the kitchen. Bonus, you can customize it with your favorite scent.


Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tablespoon dish soap
  • 5 – 10 drops essential oil (lavender, lemon, orange)
  • 5 drops tea tree oil (acts as a disinfectant)
  • Spray bottle


Use a small funnel to add all of the ingredients to your spray bottle. Give it a good shake to mix everything thoroughly. Spray on your target surface and wipe off with a clean rag or sponge.


The Easiest Super Scrubber Ever


So simple to make, yet so effective. This scrubbing past can tackle any cleaning job around the house. It’s even safe to use to clean the refrigerator.


Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sponge 


Put one cup of baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Slowly add hot water while stirring until it turns into a thick paste. Dampen your sponge then dip it into the paste then get to scrubbing.


Super Scrubber V 2.0


If you need to take it to level two for more stubborn spots, try this mix. It’s good all around the house – but don’t use it in the refrigerator.


Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1 tsp borax
  • ½ tsp washing soda (not baking soda)
  • 1 qt. warm water
  • ½ tsp. dishwashing soap
  • 5 -10 drops essential oil (lavender, lemon, orange)
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Sponge 

Put all your ingredients in the mixing bowl. Stir gently. Wet the sponge then dip it in your solution. Scrub your target surface vigorously.

Streak-Free Glass Cleaner


Give your glass, mirrors and chrome a streak-free shine with this easy mix:


  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol (70%)
  • 1 – 2 drops of essential oil
  • 2 cups warm water
  • Spray bottle

Using a funnel, pour your ingredients into the spray bottle. Shake until well mixed. Spray onto your target then wipe clear with a clean towel.


Tidy Toilet Bowl Cleaner


Get your porcelain throne sparkly clean with this environmentally friendly mix. Pour it directly into the bowl for a one time use or store it in a squeeze bottle for later use.


What you’ll need:


  • ¼ cup borax or baking soda
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 5 – 10 drops essential oil (optional)


For a one-time use you can simply pour all of the ingredients into the bowl and mix with a toilet brush. Let sit for 15 – 20 minutes then scrub and flush.


With these 5 eco-friendly cleaning solutions you can get your entire Spring cleaning done without ever having to use a harsh chemical.


So get to mixing and get to cleaning – and mark an environmental worry off the list.


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