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Green Cleaning: Using Natural Products for a Sparkling Home

March 3, 2024

Green Cleaning: Using Natural Products for a Sparkling Home


I have become increasingly interested in green cleaning and using natural products to keep my home clean and healthy. With all the chemicals in conventional cleaning products, I want to avoid exposing my family to potentially harmful ingredients. Green cleaning focuses on using natural, non-toxic products that get the job done without negative health and environmental impacts. In this article, I will share my experiences and recommendations for green cleaning your home.

Benefits of Green Cleaning

There are several key benefits I have discovered from switching to natural cleaning products:

  • Improved indoor air quality: Conventional cleaners contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause respiratory irritation. Natural cleaners don’t release these harmful VOCs into the air.

  • Protection of health: Many conventional cleaning products contain ingredients like bleach, ammonia, and formaldehyde that have been linked to asthma, allergies, and other health issues. Natural cleaners avoid these concerning chemicals.

  • Environmental sustainability: Synthetic chemicals in regular cleaning products get washed down our drains and can harm ecosystems. Green cleaners contain plant- and mineral-based ingredients that are much gentler on the environment.

  • Cost savings: Although natural cleaners sometimes cost more upfront, I’ve found I can make many DIY versions at home for a fraction of the price of conventional cleaners. Their ingredients are very affordable!

Green Cleaning Swaps

Here are some of my favorite swaps I have made in my home to natural and green cleaning products:

All-Purpose Cleaner

  • Conventional: Lysol All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Green Swap: Vinegar, water, essential oil solution

Glass Cleaner

  • Conventional: Windex
  • Green Swap: Equal parts vinegar and water solution


  • Conventional: Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
  • Green Swap: Thyme oil mixed with water

Floor Cleaner

  • Conventional: Swiffer WetJet solution
  • Green Swap: Castile soap and water

DIY Green Cleaning Recipes

One of the things I love most about green cleaning is making my own natural cleaners. Here are a few of my favorite DIY recipes:

All-Purpose Cleaner

– 1⁄2 cup vinegar
– 1⁄4 cup baking soda
– 20 drops lemon essential oil
– Water

1. Mix the vinegar, baking soda, lemon oil, and 2 cups water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
2. Spray directly on surfaces and wipe away with cloth or paper towel.

Disinfectant Spray

– 1 cup water
– 1⁄4 cup vinegar
– 20 drops thyme essential oil

1. Combine the water, vinegar, and thyme oil in a spray bottle.
2. Shake before use and spray on surfaces. Let sit for 5 minutes before wiping.

DIY Scrubbing Powder

– 1 cup baking soda
– 10 drops peppermint essential oil

1. Mix the baking soda and peppermint oil together in an airtight container.
2. Sprinkle on surfaces and use a damp cloth or sponge to scrub away grime.

Tips for Effective Green Cleaning

After months of green cleaning my home, here are my top tips:

  • Store DIY cleaners in clearly labeled spray bottles for easy use.
  • Microfiber cloths work very well and cut down on paper waste.
  • Ventilate: Open windows and use fans when possible while cleaning.
  • Read labels: Verify cleaners are non-toxic and avoid dangerous ingredients like bleach.
  • Start small: Pick one area, like a bathroom, to tackle first before transitioning your whole home.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am really thrilled with the results of green cleaning my home. Small swaps and DIY solutions have made a big difference in improving indoor air quality and reducing my family’s exposure to harsh chemicals. While it takes some effort to develop new cleaning habits, protecting my family’s health is well worth it. I hope these tips help you on your own green cleaning journey!

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