5 Organic Cleaning Tips To Try Out at Home

If you want a healthy and green home, you’ve got to be a little creative in your cleaning. Homemade cleaners are not only cheaper than their store-bought counterparts, but they’re effective and have fewer harmful chemicals in them. Here are 5 organic cleaning tips to try out at home:

1. Make Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner

Mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup of water, and 2-3 drops of essential oils in a bowl.  Add more or less water depending on how thick you want the paste to be.  Spray it onto your countertops and wipe with a damp cloth to remove dirt and grime.

2. Deodorize Your Dishwasher

Run your dishwasher empty to clean out any leftover grime and food bits from the past month of use.  But if you want to get rid of that bad smell, add a cup of vinegar into your dishwasher’s soap compartment and run it through a cycle on hot settings without any dishes.

3. Remove Grease and Grime from Your Stove

Sprinkle some baking soda onto your stovetop and spray with white vinegar.  Let the concoction sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a sponge or cloth. The grease and grime will come right off.

4. Clean Your Microwave

Mix lemon juice, water, and baking soda in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Let the mix cool before wiping off the mess with a microfiber cloth or sponge. The citric acid will cut through any greasy stains while the baking soda cleans up the rest.

5. Clean Your Windows with Vinegar

Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle, then shake well before cleaning your windows. There’s no need for fancy tools or commercial cleaners to get that sparkling shine. Natural window cleaners are just as good – if not better! You can also use natural organic cleaners for this purpose, too.

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