5 Simple Organic Cleaning Solutions

You may think your home isn’t fully clean unless you’re using store bought cleaning products, but that isn’t necessarily true. Sure synthetic cleaners eliminate dirt and bacteria, but how safe are they? Scientific tests have proven that cleaning products contain toxic ingredients like ammonia that can cause health issues.

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Let’s think more naturally for a minute. Nature offers its own line of cleaners that can have the same effectiveness as synthetic products when used correctly. These “organic cleaning solutions” have simpler, more natural components.

5 Simple Organic Cleaning Solutions

In this guest post, you’ll learn more about these natural wonders and how you can use them to safely clean your home. By using some simple ingredients you can have a sparkling clean, disinfected home in no time. Let’s get started! πŸ™‚

1. SURFACE SCRUB
diy surface scrub

For this solution, you will need:

Mix the baking soda and liquid soap. Add the glycerin and 5-10 drops of tea tree oil. The glycerin is for preservation of the solution while tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties. Use the mixture on sinks, countertops and tile surfaces. Rinse with hot water afterwards.

2. GLASS CLEANER

For this solution, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup distilled vinegar
  • distilled water

Pour the vinegar into a spray bottle then fill it with the distilled water. Shake gently to mix. Spritz on glass surfaces like windows and mirrors, then wipe off and polish with a clean cloth.

3. ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER 

For this solution, you will need:

Mix the vinegar and liquid soap in a spray bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Once it stops foaming, pour warm water and shake gently. Spray on surfaces which have tough dirt and stains. You may use an organic cloth for polishing.

4. PAN CLEANER

Untitled  For this solution, you will need:

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsps. baking soda
  • scrubbing pad 

Have you experienced burning the bottom part of your pan while cooking? For a quick remedy, fill the pan halfway with water then add the vinegar. Bring the pan to a boil. Afterwards, remove from heat and add the baking soda. Drain the mixture in the pan and clean as usual with the scrubbing pad. Now you don’t have to worry about pointlessly cleaning your burnt pans with simple soap and water!

5. UTENSIL CLEANER 

For this solution, you will need:

  • aluminum baking tray/dish
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sea salt
  • tongs

You probably have silverware at home that you cannot use anymore because they are tarnished. To bring them back to their shiny state, do these simple steps: first, bring water to a boil. Add the dry ingredients then carefully pour vinegar into it. Pour the boiling water into the aluminum baking tray or dish then place your silverware one by one. Make sure that they don’t touch each other and that every piece is in contact with the foil. Let them soak for at least 30 seconds. Using the tongs, remove the utensils from the solution and dry off with a soft rag.

Go Safe, Go Organic

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There are a lot of natural cleaning ingredients available in your local supermarket. Baking soda is easy to get and it’s very versatile for cleaning just about any surface in your home. Vinegar is known for its antiseptic properties. Citrus fruits like lemon and grapefruit are helpful in bleaching and removing mildew on clothes. These are affordable techniques to keep your house clean without exposing your family to potentially harmful chemicals.  Go green, be natural! πŸ™‚ 

This is a guest post on behalf of Electrodry Carpet Cleaning in Melbourne.

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Sean Si is the Marketing guy of Electrodry Carpet Cleaning. He is the go-to guy when it comes to the latest home improvement tips. When he’s not busy, he writes about guides on a healthy home and life, and spends quality time with his family and friends.

 

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

Author: Nicole

Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. With so many harmful ingredients in conventional cleaners it is so important to make our own, so these recipes really come in handy! I can’t live without my vinegar and baking soda! Thank you for sharing 5 Simple Organic Cleaning Solutions with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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    • Thanks so much Deborah! I love baking soda too! It’s such a versatile natural ingredient. πŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks Nichole for sharing this guest post about natural cleaning solution(I pinned it to household tips). It’s always a treat for me to learn that others are out there who do what they can to protect our planet and our health by not using toxic chemicals to clean with. Please look for my post at the hop too. It’s Surprising Features of Organic Rd Lentils. Warm regards, Nancy A.

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  3. http://www.probioclean.com – This is a totally new concept in cleaning but not a new product. Probiotic cleaning solutions will not only clean but eliminate pathogenic bacteria, odor, allergens, mold – and keep working for 3!!! days, proven to have lowered infection rate up to 90% percent…

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  4. Hi, you provided great reasons for making your own green cleaning products.

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  5. I think I should be use organic materials because the majority in the ingredients that include in organic materials absolutely going to greener to make sure environmentally friendly green living for hygiene product.

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    • That’s certainly a good thought. Organic material is better in my opinion. πŸ™‚

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  6. I have always used baking soda as a deodorizer for my carpets but your recipe sounds great! I will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Love this post! You are so right. So many cleaning products can be dangerous to use in your own habitat. Safe cleaning products are great alternatives to those that could potentially cause harm. This is an amazing resource! Thanks so much for sharing all of this!

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    • So happy you found the post useful Morgan. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  8. Hello Nicole, very helpful post. I have had problems cleaning my pan for a while and I liked your solution very much. Thanks!

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    • I’m so happy you found the pan cleaner recipe useful Anna. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  9. Hi Nicole,

    I really like your post!

    I am very glad to have this post.It is an amazing post with the ideas of how we can make our home neat and clean.You have shared a wonderful and helpful post.Home cleaning is very necessary for neat and clean environment.You have shared such wonderful ideas.Keep sharing more ideas like this.

    Thank you so much for such a nice post!

    Regards
    Adedc

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  10. Hey Nicole,

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    In your glass cleaning recipe, have you ever tried adding dish washer soap before?

    I found it made the glass cleaner more effective!

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    • I’ve never tried that before Paul. Great idea! I add dish soap to my wood cleaner, but now I’ll have to try dishwasher soap with the glass cleaner. Can’t wait! Thanks for the tip.

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  11. Great organic cleaning solutions! I have most of these things lying around my house but I had no idea if I combined a few they could be highly effective cleaners. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Nicole, all of these 5 organic cleaning solutions are looks good. I’m looking forward follow these solutions. Can you suggest any organic solution for drain cleaning?

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    • I love using vinegar, baking soda and lemon peel or essential oil for cleaning the drain. Good luck!

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  13. Thanks for sharing these cleaning solutions! People always say liquid castile soap is so useful; I didn’t think about adding baking soda to it. I’ll have to try some of these soon.

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    • I love castile soap Kaitlyn. I use it for so many things. So glad you enjoyed the post!

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