Looking for some eco-friendly cleaning recipes? Inspired by Mrs Hinch loads of us are cleaning our space to let the spring and summer in. Never before has there been so much openness about how, actually, cleaning benefits our mental and spiritual health.
When I’m feeling wound up, I naturally find myself tidying, straightening and filling bags with stuff for the charity shop.
Unlike Mrs Hinch, however, some of us prefer to use more natural cleaning products rather than the redoubtable collection of chemical cleaners she recommends. Practically speaking I find a combination of both types works for me but when you have young kids in the house, the more natural your cleaning products, the better.
Below you’ll find three quick and easy recipes from Pattersons to give eco cleaning a try at home. If you don’t have the time to make your own eco-friendly cleaners yourself, Pattersons offer both house and commercial eco products.
Other things to try include making your own toilet cleaner (3/4 cup baking soda, 3/4 cup white vinegar and 10 drops each of tea tree and lavender essential oils), or a scented all-purpose cleaner (one part white vinegar to one part water, lemon rind and rosemary sprigs).
You can even remove those annoying water rings left on wooden furniture using a mix of white non-gel toothpaste and baking soda – but not on unfinished wood, antiques or lacquered furniture.
A quick trawl of the internet will unearth plenty of ideas which will not only help the planet but probably benefit your health – and your purse – too!
Do you have any eco-friendly cleaning recipes or tips to share?