A few weeks ago, we published a blog about spring cleaning your bathroom and cosmetic cabinets (you can check out that blog and the special spring promo we have here). But if you’re looking to keep the rest of your house fresh too, how can you make sure your other rooms are as naturally clean as your cosmetics cabinet?
If you’re looking to keep things fresh and chemical-free this season, check out some of the best homemade cleaning solutions we gathered to help you tackle any mess lingering from the winter months.
What You Need: one spray bottle, white vinegar, water
The Solution: Combine nine parts water with one part white vinegar in your handy-dandy spray bottle for any surface that needs to be cleaned. Worried about a really germy area? Use a rag to apply white vinegar directly to the surface, and then follow it with a dash of hydrogen peroxide.
Spot & Scuff Eraser
What You Need: a damp sponge, baking soda
The Solution: What spring cleaning effort would be complete without marks on the walls? To wipe away the ink spots, pencil, crayon or marker spots prevalent in many homes, just apply baking soda to a damp sponge. Rub gently, then wipe and rinse with water. Leftover baking soda clumps? Just vacuum them right up with a vacuum hose attachment.
What You Need: one spray bottle, one clean rag, lemon oil, lemon juice, olive oil
The Solution: Measure out 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and pour into a spray bottle. Add 8-10 drops of lemon oil and 2-4 drops of olive oil. Mix the solution together and then spray on any dusty surface. Finally, wipe away dust with the clean rag.
What You Need: salt, one lime, a knife
The Solution: Sprinkle a little salt on the rust. Then, cut the lime in half and squeeze it over the salt until it is well soaked. Leave the mixture on for 2 to 3 hours. Then, use the leftover lime rind to scrub at the residue.
Bathroom Cleaner: For Mold
What You Need: one spray bottle, hydrogen peroxide, water
The Solution: Surprised to see mold in your bathroom? Don’t worry. Not only is this a common problem, but it’s also easy to fix. Mix two parts water with one part hydrogen peroxide and spray on the moldy areas. Wait for one hour, then wipe it away!
Bathroom Cleaner: For Toilets
What You Need: one toilet brush (or gloves and a sponge!), baking soda, vinegar
The Solution: Toilets are gross, but – at least they’re easy to clean, right? All you need to do is pour one cup of vinegar in the toilet, then let it sit for one hour. Then, sprinkle a little baking soda on your toilet brush and scrub around the bowl. Voila! Sparking clean.
Bathroom Cleaner: Tub & Tile
What You Need: one bowl, liquid soap, baking soda, and essential oils (optional)
The Solution: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bowl and slowly add in liquid soap, continually stirring the consistency is a smooth thickness. If you’d like to add a scent, you can add 5 to 10 drops of pure essential lavender, tea tree or rosemary oil. To apply the mixture to the tub or tile, just scoop onto a sponge, scrub and rinse.
Natural Air Freshener
Just what you need to polish everything off! To make a basic air freshener, just squeeze juice from a fresh lemon into a bowl half filled with baking soda. Leave the dish uncovered in any room for several hours, and enjoy the wafting scent of natural air freshener.
We hope that you enjoy some of our favorite homemade cleaning solutions! And if you want to keep up the natural, clean living lifestyle, then check out our recent blog on cleaning out your cosmetic cabinets...and maybe you'll even pick up a special discount on your next order from Real Purity.