Which cleaners are worth DIY-ing?
Posted on: 04 April 2017 by Joanna Wilkins
In this day and age, the number of people who are turning to DIY cleaning products is growing rapidly with each day.
In this day and age, the number of people who are turning to DIY cleaning products is growing rapidly with each day. Many people are learning from the Internet, from friends, from family members, from random people on social media, that making your own cleaning products has many advantages.
There are three main reasons why people rather switch to DIY cleaning products – to cut down their cleaning budget, to have a safer and a healthier home and to also do what they can to keep the environment safe.
That is why all recipes for DIY cleaning products that you will ever see only include natural and eco-safe ingredients that are safe for the environment and consequently for your family and pets.
However, by switching to DIY and eco-friendly cleaning products you will need to spare more time and efforts into your cleaning. And this is what stops a lot of people to switch to green and DIY products because they do not have the time to make all of their cleaning products from scratch.
That is why here we are going to discuss how you can efficiently switch to green and DIY cleaning products, but not completely.
For example, you should spare some more time and prepare cleaning products such as an all-purpose cleaner, a bathroom and a kitchen cleaner, a dusting spray, a disinfectant, a floor cleaner, etc. In my opinion, these are products that you use quite often and that can easily be swapped with a better alternative. It will save you a ton of money and will minimise the spread of chemicals from cleaning products by a lot.
But on the other hand, there are a few things that I think are not worth making on your own. Because it would take you a lot more time and it is just not as worth it since the store-bought version is not expensive and does a good job.
And these things, in my opinion, are – hand soap, dish washing soap, mirror and a glass cleaner, and a few others. These products are efficient, do not contain harsh chemicals and are quite inexpensive. Whereas it would take you a half a day or more to make your own hand soap, you can just buy one for cheap.
But as for the other cleaning products, you should make sure to switch to their better alternatives. All of the cleaning products that we use go into the drain in the end so why not make them less harmful to the environment.
Instead of using a store-bought chemical floor cleaner do the following as suggested by professional cleaning london: mix ½ cup of white vinegar and a cup of water, add one teaspoon of vegetable oil and per your desire you can add drops of an essential oil that you own, just to give it a nice smell. Mix them well and use to clean and polish your wooden floor.
For a dusting spray (something you probably use on a daily basis) mix one cup of water and a ¼ cup of vinegar, then add 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a spray bottle, then add 10-15 or more drops of an essential oil of your choice. Mix and shake well in a spray bottle and your spray is done.
And for these DIY cleaning products, you can make big quantities one at a time and use for months. They will last a very long time, they will be made of only non-toxic products and will not harm your budget at all.
You will find a ton of recipes for alternative cleaning products that are more than worth DIY-ing. Help yourself and your household by switching some of your store-bought products with home made ones. You will notice a change very soon.