NATURAL CLEANING GUIDE
NATURAL CLEANING GUIDE - Chapter 7
Create natural cleaning products using DIY recipes
Get started today with these effective, safe recipes.
Get ready to create your own natural cleaning products!
Surface Cleaning Recipes
Frequently touched surfaces are those places and items that you love and use the most… which is why they’re touched so often! Kitchen counters, cabinets, doorknobs, sinks, light switches—these are all objects we interact with naturally all day.
Unfortunately, that means they can collect an unhealthy amount of dirt and germs.
And it’s not a good idea to use harmful chemicals on these surfaces, precisely because you touch them so often.
Keep your household surfaces sparkling clean with these recipes, which can cut through gunky buildup and get rid of germs naturally. Use them as often as you like, since the essential oils will support your health each time you use them.
The air that you and your family breathe has a direct impact on your health and quality of life. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cites conventional cleaning products (including, ironically, store-bought air fresheners!) among a long list of potential “pollutants” that can lead to poor air quality and health issues.
According to the EPA, “understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.”
Other factors that cause low air quality are mold, pollen, indoor allergens, and airborne microbes.
Reclaim the quality of your air with these recipes, so every breath supports vibrant, radiant health.
Does anything inspire a cringe faster than a dirty bathroom? (We don’t even want to step inside a dirty bathroom!)
On the other hand, a sparkling clean, fresh-scented bathroom is a comfort.
It’s reassuring to know the bathroom—a room that can easily collect germs, mildew, mold, grime, and other nasties—is clean and healthy. You can feel confident as you stand barefoot in the shower, wash your hands in a shiny sink, and use a toilet that smells fresh and welcoming.
These recipes will help you keep your bathroom squeaky clean for your family and guests!
Linen and Fabric Fresheners
Textiles naturally collect microscopic substances that can cause negative reactions—such as breathing challenges or skin irritation.
Dust mites are one example.
The American Lung Association says, “Hundreds of thousands of dust mites can live in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, or curtains in your home… Dust mites are nearly everywhere.”
And dust mites are just one of multiple substances that collect around our homes! Textiles also collect dust itself, allergens (including pollen), pet dander, microbes, and more.
In addition to washing your bedding and vacuuming carpets, spraying your upholstery, linens, mattresses, carpets, and other textiles should be a regular part of your cleaning routine. It can help reduce dust mites and microbes, while supporting your body’s natural immune response.
Get started with these three recipes!
Washing your hands is such an important part of staying healthy every day, that it’s not just a natural cleaning practice.
It’s also important for immune health, especially during cold and allergy season, and even for skincare.
So after you’re finished cleaning your home with all of your new homemade, natural blends, go ahead and clean yourself up… by washing your hands with one of these beautiful, germ-reducing, skin-loving natural foam soaps!
- Wild Orange Foaming Hand Soap
- Avocado Citrus Lavender Foam Hand Soap
- Foaming Peppermint Eucalyptus Soap