It’s that time of year! Dust off the cob webs and get your spring cleaning on! With small children in the house you may be looking for nontoxic chemical free products. Here is a quick list of the key players we use in my house:
1. Baking Soda
This is the base to many of my homemade cleaning creations. It is a natural deodorize and can be placed in just about any stinky situation…think litter box! I also love to make a paste out of it by adding some water and then using it to scrub grill gates, stainless steel appliances and crayon marks that have mysterious appeared all over my house…hmm.
If I could pick a cleaning product to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame it would be Vinegar. Why?? It can freshen a fridge, clean stains off of coffee cups, eliminate orders, kill bathroom germs, clean carpets, take stains out of clothes and remove gum. The list goes on and on!! Click here for more information on how to make vinegar solutions.
3. Lemon Juice
“Lemon tree very pretty, but the fruit is impossible to eat!” Huh!? Yes, that was a song lyric from and old 70’s music group and so true! The high concentrate of citric acid in lemons makes it possible for this juice to get out all types of stains and it is also the reason that it tastes so sour. It is amazing at removing soap and toothpaste scum! All you need is half a lemon and some salt to get started.
4. Essential Oils
Lately everywhere I go I see these little gems! My favorite to clean with and keep lice away is Melaleuca or Tea Tree Oil. This oil has many awesome benefits and since it is antibacterial, it can be used in cleaning products and to stop the spread of germs. Fifteen drops of this powerful oil mixed with 1 quart of some warm water will make an awesome multipurpose cleaner.