How to clean your home naturally

Published Thu 14 Apr 2016

When it comes to cleaning your home, sometimes all-natural is the best way to go - whether you’re a keen greenie, or you’d like to protect your family and pets from nasty chemicals. Luckily, nature has quite a few tricks up her sleeve, most of which are simple household items! 

How to clean your home naturally Must-haves in your cleaning kit:
  • Baking soda
  • Castile soap (a vegetable oil-based soap)
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Essential Oils (tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint etc)
Our top 7 recipes for all-natural cleaning success:
  1. Say goodbye to soap scum - Combine one-part water with one-part vinegar, plus a few drops of essential oils if you’d like to mask the smell. Spray, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe away.
  2. All natural disinfectant - Banish bleach from your home: just mix two cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 20-30 drops of tea tree oil!
  3. DIY air freshener - All you need is a jar, baking soda and your preferred essential oil. Follow these instructions and your house will be smelling - naturally - fresh in no time.
  4. Simple all-purpose surface cleaner - Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle - but if you’re cleaning marble, granite or stone, skip the vinegar and use rubbing alcohol or even vodka instead.
  5. Dishwater detergent - Combine one cup of liquid castile soap with one cup of water and two teaspoons of lemon juice in a jar. Add some of this to one cleaning liquid compartment of your dishwasher, and fill the other with vinegar.
  6. Fabric softener - Buy 4 litres of vinegar and add 20-30 drops of your essential oil of choice. Add ⅓ of a cup to your load of washing for snuggly results, minus the chemicals.
  7. Windows and mirrors - Mix one part vinegar with four parts water, add some lemon juice if you’d like, and scrub away with a sponge.

Other Recent Blog Posts

10 things to do that are close to home

Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Warralily neighbours some of regional Victoria’s greatest adventures and attractions. This list is a surefire way to get your Easter getaway started on the right track!

... Read More

Meet James

Monday 11 Apr 2022

Meet the team at Warralily

... Read More

Meet Claudia

Monday 04 Apr 2022

Meet the team at Warralily

... Read More