Some plants that grow up perfectly indoors are one of the most perfect allies when we want to keep our spaces purified and clean. Some studies say that several plants filter out common volatile organic compounds. What is great for us, plants and other natural or low impact products can also help us cleaning our spaces. Today, we thought it was a great idea to be inspired by these natural gifts and we’ll provide you some easy natural tips to clean your house with these homemade products. Keep reading and discover these ecological low-price solutions!
Even if you didn’t imagine, diverse essential oils are more antiseptic than those industry standard products. Antibacterial plant oils may not cause drug resistance as could be the case with common chemical disinfectants. Try making your own antibacterial spray by mixing 1 cup of water and 20 drops of pure essential oil of lavender, and then spray it on any surface.
For this amazing disinfectant, you just have to mix 2 teaspoons borax, 4 tablespoons vinegar and 3 cups hot water. Wipe on with dampened cloth. To disinfect kitchen sponges, put them in the dishwasher when running a load.
- Aloe air cleaner
This easy-to-grow plant helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is your best option for a sunny kitchen window. Beyond its air-clearing abilities, the gel inside an aloe plant can help heal cuts and burns. The air at home will be cleaner and fresher.
- Bathroom mold
Mold in bathroom tile grout is one of the most common and terrible problems at home that can even bring some health issues. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas with mold. Wait one hour or more before rinsing.
Stains in cups can be removed by applying vinegar to a sponge and wiping. To clean a teakettle or coffee maker, add 2 cups water and 1/4 cup vinegar; bring to a boil. Let cool, wipe with a clean cloth and rinse thoroughly with water.
By [José Simón Elarba].