I love that you are here friends because this just solidifies your healthy living journey even further. Since going completely no tox with my cleaning routines I have noticed a big difference in how I feel and function. Not only that, it has made our home smell naturally fresh and we can breathe without headaches or feeling sick.
3 All Natural Cleaning Products That Will Clean Anything
My go to for just about anything is baking soda and castile soap. When Castile soap was introduced to me I didn’t know how to use it. It’s important to pick a brand that you like and explore the soap in different areas of your homes.
- Castile Soap is a vegetable based mild cleaning soap that is typically found in the beauty section because many people use it to bathe with. However, it’s a lovely, fresh, all natural cleaning product that many people don’t get to reap the benefits because they know little about it.
- Baking Soda is another simple and easy cleaning product that makes life so much easier. Just sprinkle, rinse and done (in a lot of cases). For more in depth cleaning just let it sit and mix in with a squirt of the castile soap to give sinks, tubs and toilets a deeper clean.
- Water. Yes, good ol’ water. Now before you go believing this is a disgusting thing, it’s totally not. You’re able to clean your home rather quickly and easily when you use just water alone. Sometimes it can be a quick dab of water on a cloth and wipe that gets a surface clean (or at least cleaner than it was).
How To Clean With Basic Natural Products & Supplies
To be quite honest with you, it took me a long time to get used to this style of cleaning because, I too was so used to cleaning with chemicals. The greenwashing industry is also a trick magnet and makes you believe their labels are natural. They’re not. We’ll get into that in another section of the course but let’s just go over the basics.
- Grab your favorite cloth and dab some warm/hot water on one end to quickly wipe the countertops, handles, hardware, and even dust with. This is a stress free way to eliminate any dust, stuck on food, etc
- For bigger messes like food that won’t lift, use a dab of castile soap on it as well. Or mild soap (even dawn dish soap). The other thing I like to do is dab the soap on the spot and leave for a minute, come back and wipe clean.
- You can use a spray bottle as well. I like to keep a spray bottle of just water, one with a drop of soap in it and one with just water, alcohol and lemongrass drops. These are fantastic, easy breezy cleaning tips.
The damp cloth technique is perfect for dusting. You can add a drop or two of lemon oil on it to keep the dust off longer. A simple wipe is all you need.
The floors just need soap and water, sometimes just water especially if you have luxury vinyl plank. Use a spray bottle and microfiber mop head to clean up quickly. Be sure to avoid more than 1 drop of soap into the bottle otherwise buildup will occur and your floors will get sticky. Less is more when washing the floors. Vacuum more often than mopping.
Use baking soda on the bathtub if soap isn’t cutting it. I like to wash the shower when I’m in the shower. I even use a squirt of shampoo if I’m lazy that day. These are my go to scrubby brushes. They fit perfectly in your hand and work on sinks, tubs, shower walls, etc.
Now Here’s Your Challenge:
Take a small bowl and leave it next to your kitchen sink with baking soda in it. When the sink is empty and it’s ready to be cleaned for the evening simply take a scoop and swish it around the sink. Add a drop or two of lemongrass oil or castile soap for a fresh, clean smell…get those funky odors out. Rinse and done. For a deeper clean just use the scrubby to get all areas before rinsing.
Do this every other night or daily until you get used to cleaning the sinks with baking soda, soap and water.