Every person wants a clean kitchen. But always remember that it is imperative to know that not all of the cleaning products we use in our Wexford homes are safe for our environment. Despite that, there are a lot of eco-friendly cleaning products available to us today than in the past to make our kitchens sparkle. The truth is that with a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, it is not impossible to create safe, effective, natural cleaning products that just cost a fraction of store-bought brands and offer the same results or even better.
It is a fact that there are a lot of good reasons to opt for eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. Furthermore, they are a serious threat to any pets or sensitive members of the household. Outside the negative effects on our health, some store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals could accidentally go out of our kitchen drains into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.
Eco-friendly products, nevertheless, only use simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. The question is that not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. There are few federal regulations that define which products can claim to be “natural.” And another thing, there are no regulations that require cleaning product manufacturers to list the ingredients in their products on their packaging.
This could only tell us that it is up to the informed consumer to select either to do some research to find the truly eco-friendly brands of cleaning products available, or make your own. As a matter of fact, 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 several combinations, these two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. With a few ordinary, versatile cleaning supplies, you could clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.
To give an example, sealed wood and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. The smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant, and you can easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. This can also be said when 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. With a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. To attain positive results, give time to allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing.
Correspondingly, glass and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. To do this, you should mix together some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. And then simply spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. 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 just too time-consuming for you, remember, there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Some more popular brands are 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. Almost all of these brands opt for 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.
It does not matter whether you decide to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, it is anticipated that once you go organic, you will never go back to harsh chemicals again. You will be protecting yourself as well as your area and will be doing your part for the environment, too.
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