All of us want a clean kitchen. But currently, it is just as important to recognize that not all of the cleaning products we use in our Chubbuck homes are safe for our environment. The great news is that there are a number of eco-friendly cleaning products available to make our kitchens sparkle. Actually, with a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, we can come up with safe, effective, natural cleaning products that cost a fraction of store-bought brands that work all the same or even better.
We all know that it is better to use eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. On top of that, they possess a serious threat to any pets or sensitive members of the household. Over and above the negative effects on your health, some store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals can leak out of our kitchen drains into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.
Eco-friendly products, however, contain only simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. The trouble here is that not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. There exist only a few federal regulations that define which products can claim to be “natural.” To make things worse, there exist no regulations that require cleaning product manufacturers to list the ingredients in their products on their packaging.
This would mean that it is up to the informed consumer to choose whether to do some research to find the truly eco-friendly brands of cleaning products available or make your own. Realistically, some of the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can make or buy contain the same simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. Used in different variations, these two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. With the aid of a few other ordinary, versatile cleaning supplies, you can clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.
By way of an illustration, sealed wood and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. Whilst the smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant; you can easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. This is also true for cleaning one of the messiest parts of your kitchen: inside the oven. Getting that burned-on gunk off your oven’s interior can be a difficult task. However, with a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. To achieve good results, please allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing.
In the same way, glass and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. To be able to do so, you will have mix together some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. Simply spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. Please do not use paper towels to clean glass and shiny surfaces since they are not eco-friendly and also tend to leave streaks and bits of paper towel behind.
If making your own cleaning products is not your forte, please note that there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Three of the more popular brands include Mrs. Meyer’s products, Bon Ami cleansers, and Method brand products. These and similar brands guarantee that their products are both safe and effective, not to mention eco-friendly. Most of these brands are using 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.
Whether you choose to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, it is most probable that once you begin, you can never go back to harsh chemicals again. Not only will you safeguard yourself and your rental property, but also be doing your part for the environment, too.
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