Is your clean house making the planet dirty? Try these swaps for your household cleaning products!
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
How many times have you said to yourself "I need to start doing my bit to look after the planet", and then been left overwhelmed at how or where to begin? We've all been there! Nobody is expected to live with zero waste, and I'm not saying you should ditch all the products in your cleaning cupboard, but if we all swapped out some of our cleaning products for more eco-friendly options, we could all be contributing to a much bigger cause!
With Lockdown 2.0 starting again in the UK, I predict more isolation cleaning and clearing happening in households everywhere, so before you go rushing to the shops to stock up from the cleaning isle, take a moment to consider what alternatives you can make at home, saving you pennies and saving the planet.
Glass / Window Cleaner
Grab yourself a reusable spray bottle, mix 1/2 a cup of white vinegar with half a litre of water, shake well and it's ready to use on your windows and glass surfaces. Saving you money on branded cleaners and saving the planet from the chemicals.
After Mrs Hinch took over the cleaning world, so did Zoflora and it's competitors, but who needs to buy endless plastic bottles of sprays when you can create your own scent at home! All you need is, 1 cup of baking soda, warm water, 10-12 drops of your favourite essential oil and your trusty refillable spray bottle! Combine the ingredients in the spray bottle, starting with the baking soda, then add your warm water and essential oils. Shake well before use.
An even better way to reduce your plastic cleaning product waste is to use a multi-purpose cleaning solution. Again you will need a plastic refill bottle, in which you can combine 6 cups of water, a 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap and some essential oils. Simple!
*if you are looking for liquid castile soap, this can be purchased in Holland & Barrett, Amazon, Ebay and other retailers*