What better way of making a difference on World Environment Day (5th of June) than by making our own green cleaning products that will not only be gentle on the earth, but also reduce waste.
Helpling Singapore have kindly provided a few ways to create your own cleaning agents from items that can be found in your home.
Here are some natural cleaning agents that Helpling recommends:
Homemade Fabric Softener
Ingredients: 2 cups of vinegar, 10 drops of essential lavender oil
Directions: Mix the ingredients in an old fabric softener bottle. Make sure you give the bottle a good shake prior to each laundry load.
Ingredients: 1 cup distilled water, 1 tbsp lemon castile soap, 10 drops lemon essential oil
Directions: Place the castile soap and essential oil in a spray bottle. Add distilled water and mix well. Did you know that both castile soap and essential oils have disinfecting qualities? This natural, all-purpose cleaner not only smells amazing, but cleans any surface well!
Ingredients: 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp castile soap, 4 drops essential oil
Directions: Mix lemon juice, castile soap and essential oil in a glass jar. This natural wood polisher consists of similar ingredients to the all-purpose cleaner and it smells as good as it cleans! Don’t forget to pop it in the fridge in-between uses as this is an all-natural product. Remember to shake the glass jar before using!
Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaner
Ingredients: Half distilled water, half vinegar, few drops of your favourite essential oil
Directions: Mix distilled water, vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle. It is strongly advised to keep a bottle of this under your sink as vinegar is considered a natural disinfectant. The essential oil works wonders to musk the smell of the pungent vinegar odour.
Ingredients: Baking soda, vinegar, distilled water
Directions: Mix vinegar and distilled water in a spray bottle. To use, simply sprinkle baking soda into the toilet bowl accompanied by a few sprays of your water/vinegar mixture. For the best effect, remember to scrub it clean with a toilet brush after!
You will be amazed at how simple it is to whip up an array of natural green cleaners that are safe for your home and the environment – you are playing your part in conserving the Earth and your pocket!
This article was contributed by Helpling Singapore to honour World Environment Day.
Helpling matches customers with local cleaners in their area, so customers can now find an experienced cleaner to clean their homes at their preferred time and date.
Customers can book a cleaner on-demand via their website – http://www.helpling.com.sg or via the newly launched mobile app available on both iOS and Android.