For the past around fifty years the idea of eco cleaning and eco-friendly lifestyle and the usage of natural ingredients in washing is growing with each following year. The literature on the subject is huge and it covers a wide range of topics and many recipes. Because of this covering the entire topic in a single article is impossible. Still, in this article we will cover the topic briefly, giving you several cleaning tips for making different cleaners, using only easily accessible natural ingredients.
It is of huge importance to keep the air in your home clean. This can easily be achieved. How? Simply grow more flowers. Yes, it is that simple. They are natural air filters through a process known as photosynthesis. Furthermore, the flowers will add to your home’s beauty and will spread beautiful aroma. Especially if you live in a home with a balcony or a yard you can grow all sorts of trees and bushes as well. If you live in a home of a small size, you can still grow citrus fruit trees, especially orange trees and lemon trees, which are very popular worldwide and can be maintained without so much cares. Furthermore, they can be grown as bushes too. How? Just hold a newly grown bud in a way that prevents it from becoming a branch.
Personal hygiene is very important too. In order to have your hands always clean it is important to use soap often. However, most of those, which you will find in the store next to you, can dry your skin. This can easily be solved – just start preparing the soap you use on your own. You need at least two basic ingredients – lye and animal fat. Fat can be substituted for oil of some kind. The two of them have to baked and, once the substance cools, cut into bars. Everything can be added to your homemade soap – from milk and tea, to coffee, flowers, oils of citrus fruits and much more.
Historically tea leaves were used for dust removers. Although today broomsticks and plastic mops are used for the job, you can still use tea leaves today. You can substitute the mop with a rag from an old cloth (keep in mind, however, that the cloth should be white of lightly colored. Otherwise it is possible to make stains on the surface you are dealing with). The rags cost you literally nothing – you can use parts of old dress or other cloth. It can be reused time and again is degradable (especially if made of wool or cotton).