With so many natural cleaning ingredients out there, selecting the best ones for your home can be a little overwhelming. Chances are you already have some of the best natural cleaning ingredients around your house, so here is your guide to natural cleaning ingredients and their benefits.
What do you actually need to know about natural cleaning ingredients?
Many people are switching over to natural cleaning products. Some people want to avoid harmful chemicals, while others want to save money. The average cleaning product from the store can be pretty harsh on your home and your health. Natural cleaning ingredients are much gentler on you and your home.
Natural ingredients are exactly what you’d think they are — substances that occur either in nature or because of natural processes. These ingredients aren’t always safer than their chemical counterparts, but they are less toxic. They’re often similar in price compared to regular cleaning products, although many natural ingredients can be used in place of multiple chemicals, so they might save you money in the long run.
Natural cleaning ingredient list
The best way to clean is to prevent messes. But this is easier said than done. That’s why you need cleaning products. If you have gone naturally with your cleaning products, then you need a guide to help you with all the ingredients out there. Here is a list of the best natural cleaning ingredients and their benefits:
White Vinegar—White vinegar is a popular ingredient in many natural recipes for cleaning. It helps cut grease and can used as an all around cleaner for your kitchen or bathroom. We have also found vinegar to work well on coffee and tea stains on cups and mugs.
Baking Soda—Baking soda comes in handy as an all-purpose cleaner, but it can also gently remove soap scum from shower doors and tile grout. Baking soda also works great for unclogging drains, sinks, garbage disposals, and drains.
Lemon Juice—Lemon juice is another popular natural cleaner which has antibacterial properties that make it great at killing germs and removing stains. We can even use a bit of lemon juice mixed with olive oil as furniture polish!
Castile Soap—A natural alternative to bleach, Castile soap can disinfect surfaces and remove stains.
The benefits of each natural cleaning ingredient
Now, I want to share with you some natural cleaning ingredients and their benefits. There are many benefits to making your own cleaning products.
1. It saves money!
2. There are no harsh smells or fumes when you make your own cleaners.
3. There are no harsh chemicals that are absorbed into your skin when you clean (which is why I prefer to use gloves when I am cleaning).
Key works to remember when using natural cleaning ingredients
Here are some of the key works to remember when using natural cleaning ingredients:
It’s unnecessary to go out and buy every single product listed here. Instead, think about your current cleaning routine and figure out which products you could replace with natural alternatives.
Use the internet. The best way to learn about natural cleaning ingredients is to look them up online. There are countless blogs and websites dedicated to this topic, so use them to your advantage!
Recipes are a good place to start. It's fun to search online for homemade recipes that include the ingredients you’re interested in trying out. Not only will you get new ideas, but you might also discover a product that’s already in your home that can be used as a cleaning ingredient!
Start slow. Don’t suddenly go from using chemical cleaners to only using natural ones without giving yourself time to adjust. It’s better to replace one product at a time instead of changing several at once.
Buy in bulk if possible. It’s better for the environment and cheaper in your wallet if you’re able to buy large quantities of natural products in their most concentrated form.
You now know what items we need for a natural cleaning regime, and the various benefits you can expect from using naturally derived ingredients. Now it’s up to you to get started and see what kind of difference natural cleaning can make.