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Are you looking for natural, home-made products to keep your household neat and tidy? You can find several natural products on the world’s largest online retailer: Amazon. I’ve found some basic products and homemade recipes that can be used for lots of applications like cleaning a mattress, furniture, appliances, the floor, or any surfaces in your household. Besides being effective and environment-friendly, they can also have other perks like affordability and being allergy-friendly, as well. Let’s get to it,
Come Clean Natural Cleansing Set by Full Circle
This cleaning set provides homeowners with everything that’s needed for cleaning around the house. The product includes items with non-toxic chemicals like lemon juice for skin-friendly cleaning. There’s also a bundled recipe book for making do it yourself (DIY) cleaning solutions that you can use to clean and disinfect pretty much anything in your home – your mattress, appliances and most other pieces of furniture.
- Green Materials
The cleaning set includes Earth-friendly materials including recycled plastic. This makes the product ideal for “green cleaning.”
- Natural Ingredients
Lemon juice and other natural ingredients are allergy, baby, and pet-friendly. They provide cleaning power without strong chemicals or odors, which is another plus for people with breathing conditions like asthma or allergies.
- Recipe Book
The bundled recipe book provides all you need for preparing DIY cleaning solutions. Fun Fact: The first soap recipe dates back to about 2200 BC and the ingredients included water, cassia oil, and alkali.
- Natural chemicals
- Disinfecting ingredients
- Cleaning set
- Fresh scent
- Earth-friendly materials
- Might break quickly
- Problems with spray mechanism
- Recipes available online (you can do without the recipe book)
Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner by Mrs. Meyers Clean Day
This ready-to-use general-purpose cleaner can be used for a wide range of different surfaces around your home. The SC Johnson-owned company provides natural ingredients and offers a garden-fresh honeysuckle scent.
- Heavy-Duty Cleaner
This multi-surface cleaner can remove caked-on dirt and strong odors from firm surfaces, including hardwood floors.
The 3-pack bundle offers more value versus the single-pack variant.
The honeysuckle scent offers a fresh scent that can help to spruce up different items in your bedroom.
If you’re vegan, this is especially important. All Mrs. Meyer’s products are developed with no animal testing.
- Fresh honeysuckle scent
- Removes dirt/odors
- Can clean hardwood floors
- No animal testing
- 3-pack cleaner
- Might cause migraines
- Small spray bottle
- Might have shipping problems
Natural Floor Cleaner by Better Life
Clean, freshly-scented floors really make your home look and feel better. This natural, ready-to-use floor cleaner offers an eco-friendly method for cleaning various floor surfaces. For under $5, you get a large 32-oz. size with fresh citrus-mint scent. Larger sizes are available, too.
- Citrus Mint
The natural citrus-mint scent can offer an alternative to strong synthetic scents.
- Size Variants
You can pick from different size bottles including 32-oz, 128-oz, and 640-oz. bottles. There are also 2-bundle variants for more value.
- Natural Ingredients
The plant-based product includes various natural cleaning ingredients including:
Better Life packaging uses recyclable materials and solar energy. The biodegradable materials break down up to 5x faster versus other natural cleaners.
- Natural cleaner
- Citrus mint scent
- Smells good
- Effective cleaner
- 32-oz. bottle
- Might leave sticky film
- Product might be diluted
- Could have strong scent
DIY Home Cleaning Recipes
If you’re looking to make your own cleaning solutions, there are a lot of simple recipes that you can follow with easy materials and ingredients that you can buy from Amazon, as well.
- DIY Deodorizer
This is a basic recipe that you can use to deodorize various surfaces in your home, including your mattress. The only items you’ll need include:
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Container with lid
- Soft, medium-sized brush
These natural ingredients team up to create a natural deodorizer. Baking soda is technically a chemical compound referred to as “sodium bicarbonate.” It’s often used to freshen up areas around the house, including fridges, cupboards, and pantries.
Meanwhile, essential oils are highly-concentrated plant-based oils. They can provide various mental and physical benefits. For example, lavender is well-known to create a calming effect.
Step 1: Add baking soda to the lidded container.
Step 2: Add 10 drops of essential oil to the container
Step 3: Seal the container, then shake well to mix the baking soda & essential oil
Step 4: Sprinkle the mixture on surfaces like mattresses
Step 5: Use a brush to gently rub the mixture into the surface
Brushing the baking soda/essential oil mixture into the surface helps it to bond with the body oils in the fabric. After letting the deodorizer sit for 10+ minutes, vacuum it up from the surface.
- DIY Dusting Spray
Dusting sprays are a great way to trap dust and other allergens. They are easier alternatives compared to using dusting cloths or dusters. If you’re highly-allergic to dust, the dusting spray helps keep your mattress dust-free. Other than the bedroom, any part of your house can certainly benefit from a dusting spray. You can easily make your own with this 2-ingredient recipe. The only items you’ll need include:
- 5 cups water
- 2 Tea Bags
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
These natural ingredients, water, green tea leaves and lemon juice, when combined, work well to trap dust. Lemon juice has numerous disinfectant properties, while the astringent qualities of green tea leaves help cut through both grease and dust.
Step 1: Boil the water and tea bags
Step 2: Let the mixture cool
Step 3: Add the mixture to a spray bottle with lemon juice
Step 4: Spray mixture on a microfiber cloth, then dust
Whether you’re cleaning a mattress, countertop, or floor, you can use some basic household cleaners available online to keep your home fresh and clean. Natural ingredients can help to remove dust, dirt, and odors while not adding harsh chemicals in the process.
About the author:
Brett is a writer at ID-Mag. An enthusiast and expert when it comes to sleep products. Brett dedicates a lot of time reading, researching, and reviewing both traditional and emerging sleep brands that manufacture varied types of sleep products – from eco-mattresses, smart pillow to cooling sleep systems. Brett has probably reviewed them all. Brett also finds sleeping especially important since he juggles a small business which he runs from home, makes sure he spends time with his daughter and he also writes in his spare time – you can definitely see that he needs a great forty winks all night, every night so he’ll make sure that you get great sleep too.