It’s high time to ditch conventional cleaning products that are loaded with harmful chemicals and take a step forward towards DIY Natural Cleaning.
Cleaning the kitchen (and bathroom – but we will leave that for another post) are perhaps the most important places of the home to clean regularly. With food handling and gems entering the kitchen, my kitchen surfaces are basically the only place I would clean daily.
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When using conventional household cleaners that contain chemicals, these are being left on the surface and can ultimately contaminate our food. So whilst cleaning, you are inhaling the toxins and later ingesting them with your homemade food. Removing bacteria and the expense of eating chemicals? That doesn’t sound right.
This is the reason the first cleaning product I made was a multi-purpose spray for surfaces (recipe below). Using simple and natural ingredients that effectively cleans and removes bacteria whilst also safe for my health. That sounds better to me!
In this post, I talk about toxin and chemical exposure in the home and how we can avoid them. Chemical cleaning products are dangerous not only for the one using them but may also cause accidents with children. Read more on ‘how to eliminate toxins in the home.
Recipes | Natural Cleaning In The Kitchen:
DIY Natural Dishwashing Liquid
Tip: For pots and pans, I add some Organic SLS Free Liquid Castile Soap to the mixture to help take away excess oils.
Kitchen Floor Tiles DIY Natural Cleaning Solution
When I introduced this cleaning solution to my helper and she remarked, “this smells soooo goooddd!” I knew something was right! I explained to her that this wasn’t only a more natural smell in comparison with conventional synthetic scents, but also healthier for her to use.
Tip: Prepare the soap nut concentrate ahead of time in large batches and store in the fridge in recycled glass jars. I also add the essential oils and label the bottles accordingly. When needed, add the vinegar and water.
DIY Natural Stainless Steel Surface Cleaner
While stainless steel is a wonderful material to have in the kitchen, it can easily get smeared with food and handprints that make it look dirty. To keep the stainless steel in your kitchen sparkling clean, simply fill a 16oz Glass Spray Bottle with undiluted white vinegar and add 6 drops of Lemon essential oil.
Spray your stainless steel appliances and wipe down for a clean, refreshed look.
DIY Natural Surface Cleaner (tables, countertops etc)
The most used cleaning product in the kitchen! Wipe your countertops, the table, wall tiles and any other surface with this DIY surface cleaner.
Combine all in a 16oz Glass Spray Bottle. Spray the surface and wipe down with a microfibre cloth.
Fridge & Microwave DIY Natural Cleaner
Cleaning the fridge and microwave can be two of the most difficult chores around the house. Caked-on food, mystery stains, and questionable smells can make this a dreaded cleaning job that gets put off until the last minute. Try this DIY Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner for an easy cleaning job and refreshing aroma.
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups hot water
15 drops Lemon oil
Combine the ingredients in a 16oz Glass Spray Bottle. Spray mixture inside fridge or microwave, then scrub and wipe using a damp cloth.
If you want to take your sustainability efforts one step further, consider going plastic-free in the kitchen.
Use Natural Dish Sponges instead of microplastic ones. Microplastics are making their ways into our water systems and eventually harming marine life. Wipe down your surfaces with Natural Micro Fibre Clothes and dry your dishes with Linen Stonewashed Tea Towels. These just a few of some swaps you can make.