DIY Eco-Friendly Cleaner

BY DANIKA LAVOIE-ROCHETTE

Finally, the warmth and the sun are here! The extra light that comes with it makes us notice all of the grimy little corners we were unable to get to throughout the dark, wintery months. This time of year calls for Spring cleaning!

This season especially, we use several different types of cleaners. Unfortunately, many of these are harmful to the environment, but more notably, for ourselves. One of the main issues is that these products leave behind unhealthy toxins in the air we breathe and can be dangerously absorbed by our skin.

Are you looking for an efficient, non-toxic all-purpose cleaner? Here is a DIY eco-friendly cleaner to try this spring.

  1. Mix together a ½ cup of white vinegar, 2 tbsp of baking soda and warm water in a spray bottle.
  2. Gently mix together, spray the desired area and wipe clean with a cloth.
  3. If you are looking to add a bit of freshness to the mixture, add a few drops of lemon, orange or lavender oils.

Essential oils have become more popular in recent years and studies have proved their overall health benefits when used appropriately.

There are plenty of cleaning concoctions that we can create with our own natural household ingredients that are just as powerful and effective — they are also healthier for ourselves and all living organisms on the planet.

Let’s do our part in preserving our earth by veering away from heavily infused chemical products. Wishing you all a wonderful spring season!

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