Many common cleaning products contain ingredients that have been linked to cancer, like Borax and boric acid. These compounds are used to stabilize enzymes in laundry or dishwashing detergents. The European Union considers Sodium perborate, a form of oxygen bleach found in some cleaners, toxic to human reproductive systems, and yet it can still be used here in the United States in small amounts.
I have compiled a list of natural, non-toxic cleaning products you can use in your home. I have tried all of these myself, and as long as you are consistent with your cleaning schedule (which may mean not waiting for soap dirt or scum to build up excessively) all of these products will get the job done!
My Go-To Favorite DIY Cleaning Products
Stone cleaner - 1:3 ratio of alcohol to water. Add some dish soap.
Bonus points: 10 drops of an essential oil for some natural fragrance!
Produce Wash - 2 tablespoons of baking soap, 1 cup of water, and 1 cup of vinegar.
Electronic Cleaner/Glass Cleaner - 1:1 ratio of distilled water and 70% alcohol.
Stain Remover - 2 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Let sit for 15 minutes.
Disinfectant - 1 cup 70% alcohol and 1 cup water or aloe vera gel .
Degreaser and Soap Scum Remover- 1 cup dish soap and 1 cup vinegar
All Purpose Cleaner - 3 tablespoon of water and 2 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
Fruit Cleaner - 1 liter water, 1 cup hydrogen peroxide. Leave for a few minutes. Wash in vinegar.
Deodorizer - 1:1 ratio of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Have you tried any of these before? Did it work for you? If not, what other alternatives have you tried?