Cleaning the home with natural products may sound like a lot of hard work, but it can actually save you monies and is better for your health. Especially if wanting to start a family, as excess toxins and hormones can mess with fertility.
The natural cleaning ingredients to always keep on hand are:
- White vinegar
- Liquid Castille soap
- Natural Salt
- Baking Soda
- Washing Soda
- Essential Oils
Easy Cleaning Recipes
There is no need for that bright blue, highly scented stuff….vinegar and water cuts through dirt and leaves glass streak free.
Tile Grout Cleaner:
1 part water and 3 parts baking soda mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit, scrub with a toothbrush, remove with a sponge.
Use sea salt or coarse salt mixed with a little lemon juice and scrub. Also baking soda and water made into a paste. This works well on stained tea cups or coffee mugs, and even cutting boards.
Mix 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water. Add ¼ to 1/3 cup to the final rinse.
Use undiluted white vinegar, pour on top of the toilet bowel then scrub clean. Baking powder can be added if very dirty.
A paste of Baking soda and water cleans the oven without the chemicals. Just make a paste on the bottom of the oven, leave for a few hours and wipe off.
for soap scum on showers and sinks, 2 parts baking soda and 1 part salt and 1 part borax. It will cut through the toughest of dirt.
Citrus infused vinegar:
Fill a jar with citrus peels and pour undiluted white vinegar over them. Leave for a few days (up to 2 weeks) then strain vinegar to use as a natural cleaner, for mopping floors and disinfecting surfaces, can also clean glass.
a naturally occurring mineral made up of sodium, boron, oxygen and water. It is an ingredient that lots of the natural washing powders now use.
Great for getting sticky marks off of surfaces and as a disinfectant
Put 20 drops into a spray bottle with water use to kill mould, as Sydney is notorious, Spray around home as mould spores can be invisible. Can also be used diluted in water to kill mould.
In a medium sized saucepan simmer water with natural ingredients to freshen and clean the air…….be careful to not let the saucepan evaporate. My favorite combinations are:
- 1 sliced lemon, 2 teaspoons of rosemary and a dash of vanilla.
- I sliced lime chopped ginger.
- 1 slice of orange, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and cloves.
- 2 tablespoons of thyme and a slice of lime.
Poppy’s passion is Herbal Medicine. She believes in the intrinsic healing powers of herbs, and the fact that they get into the blood stream quickly, means that they are readily available wherever they are needed in your body. Herbs have been used by man since time began and are the basis of many well known pharmaceutical medicines used today !