HAPPY EARTH DAY! In honor of Earth Day (and our health), I want to talk about natural cleaning products that you probably already have laying around your house. It helps cut down on spreading toxins in our environment and gives us another way to reuse things.
Last week, I was cleaning out my bath tub and it just wasn’t getting clean enough for me! I didn’t have any coarse scrubbing sponges and the one I was using was way too smooth to get the job done. I pull everything out of my kitchen for my bath and body routine — coffee, vinegar, oatmeal… you would think I prepare meals in my bathroom. That, on top of the mounds of conditioner I use in my hair, one bath will have me embarrassed for anyone to see my bathtub.
So I grabbed some baking soda and sprinkled that all over my tub and that worked just as good as the ammonia my mom used to pull out on her cleaning sprees. To this day, I hate the smell of ammonia, but that’s neither here, nor there.
I also love using vinegar to clean my mirrors. It gets them so clean! I bought some white vinegar once for a recipe and this huge bottle was just chilling in my fridge… until I discovered that it makes an AMAZING window cleaner. I’ve even used it to clean my car windows!
Another kitchen item I’ve used while cleaning is leftover citrus! I love simmering lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit peels in a pot of water on the stove to make the house smell good. I also wipe my kitchen sink out with leftover lemons to give the kitchen an extra touch of freshness when I clean.
For more natural cleaning tips, check out this article on 17 all-natural spring cleaning tricks for the kitchen. If you try any of my favorite natural cleaning tips, I’d love to know how they worked out for you! Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter @grassfedcharlie! Also, find me on Instagram @grassfedcharlie@grassfedcharlie!
Bonus: Mrs. Meyers Clean Day is my FAVORITE non/low toxin household cleaner. Their products incorporate aromatherapy, which I love!