4 Safe & Natural Home Cleaning Products That Are Already In Your Pantry

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Keep your home clean & green with these simple, cheap, safe and natural home cleaning products.

We all enjoy a fresh, clean living area, but if you’re cleaning your home with commercial cleaning products, you’re also introducing dangerous chemicals into your environment – and doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose? Instead, you can clean your home with safe, natural ingredients such as the 4 listed below – which you probably already have in your pantry! You can also safely combine them for more cleaning power, while keeping the environment safe as well.

Not only will your home be truly clean – including free of harmful chemicals – but you will also save a bundle.

Keep your family safe – and your house clean – with these 4 DIY safe and natural home cleaning products:

1.) Baking Soda

You can use baking soda to clean anything from your dishes to your carpet to your teeth. Here are a few ways to use this non-toxic, multipurpose ingredient:

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  • Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and wipe to clean hard surfaces.
  • Add baking soda to your laundry detergent for cleaner clothes.
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  • Use baking soda in your kitty’s litter box to neutralize odors.
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  • Use baking soda to remove burnt food from the grill or pans. Add baking soda and water to the spots and let it soak for a few hours.

2. Lemons

Lemons…contain powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that zap germs and bacteria and are great for counters, windows, cutting boards, bathrooms and hard surfaces.

DIY Citrus Cleanser Recipe:

  1. Add 2 lemon rinds + ½ cup lemon juice to 1 cup vinegar
  2. Let sit for 3 days
  3. Strain juice + vinegar and use as a window and surface cleaner

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3. Vinegar

Vinegar can be used the clean the fridge, kitchen, bathroom, utensils and pet odors. It’s an all-purpose cleaner that is tough on dirt, mold, mildew and bacteria….

Pro tip: Vinegar does NOT work to clean granite, hardwood, marble or stone.

4. Essential Oils

You can add any plant-based oils to the methods above to create a more personal scent. Some common essential oils to start with for cleaning include grapefruit, peppermint, lemon, rosemary, and lavender.

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