eco friendly natural home cleaning

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Many popular household cleaners (cleaning products) contain ingredients that can be harmful to the environment and health. Some household cleaning products are said to irritate the eyes and throat, cause headaches and even cause cancer.

Synthetic surfactants used in detergents to remove oil stains have an adverse effect on fish flowing into rivers and seas. There are many types of surfactants, and not all of them are bad. There are petroleum-based surfactants and natural surfactants, and there are electrolyzed ions (atoms or atomic groups with electric charge) when dissolved in water, and non-ionic surfactants that do not become ions. It is blended in many products according to each application, such as those with high detergency and those with high bactericidal properties.

Learn more about surfactants here
Strong ingredients that are harmful to health and the environment are more scary than dirt, germs, and mold that you want to remove.
Maybe it's time to switch from products with harmful ingredients like ammonia and bleach to DIY cleaning products.
Natural cleaners that can be easily made at home can be used to relieve rough hands and health problems, heal with natural scents, and create your own original product.

For cleaning the bathroom, kitchen, and around the water...

Vinegar near us! ! is very versatile.
I will introduce how to use it for cleaning later, but there is actually another way to use it.

・Revive vegetables
Mix 500ml of water with 1 tablespoon of sugar and vinegar.
Put the wilted vegetables in it for about 10 minutes and it will be crispy.
It has the same effect as putting it in the water of cut flowers.

・The season when you are concerned about food poisoning that makes rice plump. By adding about 1 teaspoon of vinegar to 1 cup of rice to prevent the growth of bacteria, it is less likely to be damaged and can be cooked plumply.

・For paints, paints, calligraphy brushes, and other brushes with hardened paint...

Just dip the hardened brush into the vinegar. If it does not change even after leaving it for 1 to 2 hours, it will become softer by boiling.

・Vinegar has the effect of preventing diseases and pests instead of pesticides used in gardening, and also leads to improvement of the soil environment. Dilute 100-300 times for soil application.

By the way, this versatile vinegar is also very useful for cleaning.

Vinegar that suppresses bacteria and bacteria!
A simple cleaner that can be diluted in the same proportion as water.

How to make a versatile cleaner handmade with familiar things

385ml / 13oz hot water (not boiling)
1/2 cup vinegar
10 drops of lavender essential oil 15 drops of pink grapefruit, orange, lemon, or tea tree essential oil
7 drops lemon essential oil
500ml / 17oz. Spray bottle (plastic works fine unless boiling water is used)
a measuring cup with a spout for pouring

*Please use grain vinegar or vinegar that does not contain other seasonings.

Mix everything together and the spray is complete!

If you don't have aromatic oils, you can use familiar fruits.
Mix water and vinegar with a piece of lemon, rosemary with antibacterial and sterilizing properties, and herbs with a refreshing scent such as mint. Leave it for a week.

Voila! !
Transfer to a spray bottle and use

The area around the kitchen sink is shiny, and water stains can be removed.

To sterilize cutting boards and kitchen knives, wipe the flooring with a cloth or kitchen paper to make it shiny! The floor also has a disinfecting effect.

Vinegar is versatile, but there is one caveat: if you mix it with chlorine-based detergents, toxic gas may be generated, so please be careful. Also, do not use on iron, aluminum, or marble.

It's a healthy vinegar for cooking, but it can be used in many other ways.
Please try it.

We introduced a simple handmade clean spray, but we will also introduce natural items that are indispensable for cleaning.

Good Bye!!Paper TowelsEnvironmentally friendly, easy cleaning items

Paper towels, which are frequently used for cooking and cleaning, are easy to use, but they are easily thrown away, resulting in garbage.
Burning some plastics produces harmful gases and is a problem in marine pollution.
Ordinary combustible waste is either incinerated or landfilled, both of which are problematic.

Bamboo fiber kitchen towel that can be washed repeatedly
can be used for cleaning and around the kitchen like regular cotton paper, but can be washed and used repeatedly. Of course, it gets dirty and has a limited lifespan, so it is time to throw it away, but if you put it in the compost, it will turn into compost, so it won't become garbage.

Approximately 5.6m/20 pieces of roll length

You can soak it in vinegar cleaner and wipe it clean. It can be washed and used repeatedly, so you can clean it while wiping it off. A single towel can be washed approximately 80 times and used repeatedly.

・ Outstanding absorption

・ Washable and reusable, eco-friendly
・Durable and hard to tear
・ Sanitary due to the antibacterial effect of bamboo fiber
・ After use, it can be composted and composted.

Kitchen brush set made from 100% vegetable fiber

The brushes for washing vegetables, bottles, frying pans, pots and dishes can be used according to the application.

I use a small brush for washing pots to polish stainless steel. The tip of the palm brush cleanly removes the dust clogged in the triangular corners and the small grooves of the waste catch in the drain. The fiber is hard when dry, but when wet, it has a moderate hardness and flexibility.

Next, I will introduce a cleaner that can be used for stainless steel made from familiar items.

A handmade cleaner that can be used to clean sinks, cooking utensils, scorched pot bottoms, stainless steel water bottles and lunch boxes, which are becoming more and more common these days.


1 cup baking soda 1/4 citric acid (cup lemon juice)
3 tablespoons borax
soda water/club soda appropriate amount

Mix everything except soda water and dilute with an appropriate amount of soda to make a paste.

*Borax is a type of mineral that does not biodegrade when discharged, so it is used as an eco-friendly cleaning item that does not harm the environment or is harmful to aquatic animals. increase.
Baking soda and borax can be purchased at drugstores and home centers.

Acidic lemons and citric acid work to neutralize alkaline limescale and soap scum.
Baking soda, which is weakly alkaline, has an abrasive effect and is effective against oil stains.

Take the paste on a towel and use it to rub the area you want to polish.

How was it?

We introduced a home cleaner that can be easily made with familiar materials.
It is good for us to be considerate of the environment with each person's consciousness. I think that you can use it with peace of mind because it is a handmade product that keeps away rough skin and health hazards.

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