Getting your house squeaky clean may be doing more harm than you realize.
While it may be simple and more convenient to buy already made cleaning products at the grocery store, they can be both harmful to your body and the environment. Check out the reasons below on why it is better to make your own cleaning products!
On average, most home cleaners cost less than a dollar to make. If you compare that to the $5-$15 already made bottles, think of all the money you will save! It might cost a bit at the beginning, but it will be worth it once you are stocked up! Start off by buying white vinegar, liquid soap, baking soda, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and a few essential oils. By keeping these products in your house, it will be super simple to create your own all-purpose cleaner.
It’s Exciting and Easy!
You may have gotten turned off by making your own home cleaners in the past simply because it seemed too difficult. However, it could not be easier. Simply measure the right amount of ingredients into a spray bottle and mix. That is all you have to do to start creating your own cleaning supplies!
It is Safer and Healthier!
Source: Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Many store-bought cleaning products come with chemicals such as “carcinogens, nasty hormone (including birth defects and infertility) and respiratory disruptors, skin irritants and asthmagens, among other ills,” shared Today. By making your own DIY cleaner, you are keeping the toxic chemicals out of your house and body.
Not only are the chemicals bad for humans, but they also effect the environment in a negative way. The chemicals don’t really break down and can find a way into aquatic life. By making your own cleaner, you are helping both the environment and your health.