Day #1 of 7 Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home Guest Post Series!

As single moms, we know how important it is to find cleaning products that are safe, effective, and don’t break the bank. But finding cleaning products that check off each of those boxes can be a challenge when shopping. Ingredient lists can be long, overwhelming, and full of dangerous chemicals. Definitely not something we want to bring into our homes! The good news is you can make many safe, effective alternatives to those same cleaning products using items you likely already have in your cupboard. By making your own natural cleaning products, you get to control the ingredients, ensuring that only the safest products are around you and your family, whether you’re spring cleaning or cleaning up a small spill. The best part? These DIY green cleaning products are easy to make and cost a fraction of the price of store-bought green solutions. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 7 natural cleaning products you can make at home with ease! Check out our first DIY Cleaning Product of our 7 Day Series!

DIY Bleach Alternative

Bleach is highly toxic and dangerous for kids, adults, and pets. But what other product gets those tough stains, softens clothes, and sanitizes as well as bleach? This DIY bleach alternative does just that, without any of the dangerous chemicals! Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. of citric acid (this is an optional ingredient. It naturally whitens clothes and helps to soften water. If you’ve got hard water, try it.)
  • Slightly less than 1 gallon of distilled water
  • 10-30 drops of lemon essential oil or another essential oil of your choice
Directions:
  1. Pour all ingredients except water into a gallon jug. Swirl until citric acid is dissolved.
  2. Add distilled water to fill the jug.
  3. Use in place of bleach around the home and in the laundry room
NOTE: This product acts just like regular bleach. Before using it as a stain remover, be sure to test it on a small piece of fabric. About the Author: Linda Floyd Linda Floyd is the owner of Upstairs Downstairs Cleaning Service. Linda is a mother of 3, loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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