Messes are a fact of life and if you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new and easy ways to make your home shine! With Earth Day on Saturday, we thought it would be fun to take a look at some natural cleaners. Sure, there are aisles of household cleaners at the grocery store, Target, and Home Depot. But what if you could get great cleaning results using simple and natural items you probably already have at your home? Sounds good to us and here are our top three natural cleaning hacks:
The Power of Lemons
There’s a reason so many cleaning products are lemon scented or include lemon oil in their ingredients. Lemons aren’t just pleasant to smell, but are a powerhouse cleaner! The acid from lemons removes dirt and rust. Plus, lemons can be used to clean everything from countertops, faucets, and grout to plastic containers, cutting boards, and even laundry. Get 11 great lemon cleaning recipes from the Clean Mama blog.
Baking Soda Miracles
Another common household item, baking soda, can work magic when it comes to cleaning tough spaces. A perfect example is your oven. Even with self-cleaning ovens, stains and dried-on food can be difficult to remove completely. If you’re having issues, turn to baking soda. The Wellness Mama blog has an awesome baking soda hack that will turn your grimy oven into a spotless masterpiece.
Vinegar in the Shower
Showers are yet another cleaning headache, but vinegar can save the day! By combining some white vinegar and water, you have a natural shower cleaner that will easily wipe away the soap scum, mildew, and more. Real Simple magazine has a great shower cleaner recipe with vinegar (and nine other natural cleaning tips!).
We believe it’s how you live that matters and keeping our homes clean always makes us feel better. Plus, by using natural cleaners, you’re also helping the environment, which is something we call can support! Do you have any natural cleaning hacks? Share your recipes and tips with us on Facebook.