Why Homemade Cleaners?
“When your environment is clean you feel happy motivated and healthy” -Lailah Gifty Akita
I want to share 5 reasons why I choose homemade cleaners and why you should too. Homemade cleaners are really simple to produce and are healthier than store-bought cleaners, plus they are really inexpensive to make, they’re basically free.
5 Reasons I Choose Homemade Cleaners:
- You can control the ingredients in cleaners you make
- Homemade cleaners allow for better air quality in your home
- Homemade cleaners are cost effective
- Homemade cleaners are environmentally friendly and produce less waste
- Homemade cleaners eliminate resistant bacteria
Fragrant cleaning products have been associated with a range of adverse health effects such as migraine headaches, asthmatics, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, mucosal symptoms, and dermatitis.
Fragrances are linked to a staggering numbers of health risks across multiple research studies. Chemicals used to make fragrances are classified as allergens, hormone disruptors, asthma triggers, neurotoxins, and carcinogens. Fragrances are highly toxic and that’s why I started to use homemade cleaners.
A clean home leaves fewer places for germs and bacteria to hide. Dust and allergens can build up in carpets and bedding and that can lead to worse allergies, and on top of all of that, respiratory irritation.
My homemade cleaner recipes are very easy to make. As well, the cost is so minimal it almost seems free!
Products I Recommend for Homemade Cleaners
I bought this glass bottle over 4 years ago and it’s still works great and I use it a lot! You can find this glass bottle HERE.
I also love to use these swedish dishcloths to clean and wipe down the counter.
You can find all of my cleaning supplies in my Amazon store, or in the links below!
You can also find all of my cleaning and other non-toxic home recipes here.
Glass Cleaner Recipe #1
- 50% vinegar
- 50% distilled water.
It might not smell great, but it’s way better for your heath when using indoors.
Glass Cleaner Recipe #2
- 50% rubbing alcohol
- 50% water.
My honest opinion is that this one cleans the mirrors and the glass a little better than the vinegar recipe option, but it is highly toxic to breathe in because of the VOC (volatile organic compounds – has plastic and can cause neurological damage). Because of this, I only use this recipe option outside.