If you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t consider cleaning a hobby. Luckily, there are green cleaning tools available that are not just better choices for the planet but also saves hours of cleaning time and money! Check out my list of the best eco-friendly cleaning tools to have for an effective green cleaning routine!
We’ve always been told that we need to rid ourselves of all bacteria using strong disinfectant sprays in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Unfortunately, this isn’t completely true and these products often include harsh chemicals that can do us more harm than good. I say it’s time to swap these nasties for something healthier! Check out my alternative for conventional disinfecting sprays in this post.
One of my favorite things in my home is the carpet that my sweet dad bought me when I had just moved into my current home in Amsterdam. Although it’s only been with me for 5 years, that thing has been through quite a lot. Wine stains, footprints and everything else life threw its way.
Going natural in my cleaning routine has made taking care of my prized possession that much easier. I now only have to use a few simple green cleaning ingredients to safely clean and deodorize it!
I want my home to be clean, but cleaning itself is FAR from my hobby. In fact, my bathroom was always the place that I hated cleaning most. I have super poor ventilation in there and keeping it clean without mildew growing all over the place requires upkeep.
Upkeep that I’d rather not do… Since swapping toxic cleaning ingredients for green cleaners I’ve found some great tricks to keep my home clean with minimum effort required, like these easy bathroom cleaners!
I’ve always loved fragrance, whether that was as perfume or using it to relax/lift the mood or freshen up the space in practically every room in my house. I was pretty sad when I came to realize that most air and fabric freshening sprays carry ingredients that were hormone disruptors, potential carcinogens and could harm my lungs and those of loved ones. So what’s a girl to do? Well, easily make your own natural freshening sprays!
Cleaning the toilet may not be one of my most favorite things to do, but using ingredients that require skeletons on the packaging makes my heart sink.
Although you may feel like you’re eradicating any possibility of germs, you really don’t need harmful ingredients to clean your toilet. In fact, after trying many different options I’ve found a highly effective natural toilet cleaner that actually get’s the job done!
Unlike cooking and hanging out in my kitchen, cleaning isn’t exactly one of my hobbies. Therefore, on my quest to swapping toxic products to more natural ones I was also aiming for easy yet effective ways to clean. Below you’ll find what I do to give my oven, microwave and dishwasher some TLC.
Cleaning the bathroom used to be a nightmare… I have very poor ventilation in my bathroom which makes it the perfect place for mildew and on top of that my bathroom is so tiny that manouvering in there takes something that resembles acrobatics. I used to rely on harsh cleaners so I could just get in and get out with brute force but there is no more need to use products that can harm your skin and your lungs. Using this natural scrub cleaner is a super easy way to start swapping toxic ingredients for more natural alternatives.
Growing up, I remember my parents using a bright blue liquid to clean the mirrors and windows in our home. Unfortunately, checking out the ingredients list as an adult I was completely shocked to see a common household item carry a few severely harmful ingredients. So I did what any responsible adult would do. That’s right, I kept using it because I had no idea what else to use…
But when you know better, you do better and there really is no reason you should still be inhaling that blue liquid junk! I got you covered in this post.
When I started learning about natural living and green cleaning I was so overwhelmed by the recommendations and ideas online. I also didn’t have the financial means to experiment endlessly, so I ended up spending hours researching and experimenting to figure out how to make the switch from toxic products to more natural alternatives.
The only way I’ve found will work is to see it as a journey, tackling one product at a time. The best product to start with in my opinion is a good all-purpose spray. You can choose to make one yourself or choose from a number of truly green options. It’s up to you!