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The Best Natural Household Products to Use on the Homestead

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You can scrub your home in every room, but that doesn’t mean your home is clean in a way that’s good for your health. If you’ve used chemical cleaners, these chemicals do get absorbed into your body through your skin.

If you are looking to change up the routine and chemical cleaners in your home, this list is for you.

Products that contain only organic ingredients are not just part of helping the world be a safer place to live environmentally – they’re better for you, too.

When you’re looking for cleaning products, look for products that are organic by knowing what the contents should be in order to be considered natural – because some products say that they’re natural, even when they’re not.

We have a list of our favorites at the end of this article.

Avoid products that contain preservatives or synthetic materials.

Organic cleaning supplies will often have plant extracts and natural minerals on the ingredient lists. Some will have flower essences (such as lavender) to give your home a soothing scent.

Look for products that contain essential oils. These are oils from natural items such as lemon or pine. I’ve shared why these are my favorite affordable organic essential oils here.

Cleaning ingredients that are organic in nature will also often have the word “biodegradable” on the label.

Baking soda is a natural cleaner and is often used to scrub and whiten stains. White vinegar can be used to clean through grease, to get rid of stains and even as pest control.

To save on costs I buy these two items in bulk at either BJs or Costco.

Ants will avoid white vinegar, so if you clean around your window frames and any crevices with white vinegar, this will take care of any ant problems.

Vinegar can also be used to kill mold, clean a garbage disposal and even to take out stains left by tea and coffee in your cups. It’s also great for getting rid of lime deposits.

Some other organic cleaning ingredients found in green cleaners are coconut, minerals and salt. You might not think of salt as a natural cleaner, but it is.

Salt can be used as an abrasive and it can also be used to dry up liquids spilled on carpets.

Look for cleaners that contain castile soap. This soap is made of natural olive oil and can be used for cleaning counter tops.

It can also be used to clean clothes and it’s great on the hands. People with allergies often find it easier to use castile soap than any other type of soap.

When you’re buying organic cleaners, just remember that the labels should have ingredients that you would recognize from nature.

Also look for keywords like non-abrasive and non-flammable, because this is indicative of it being chemical-free.

Here is a list of some of our favorite natural household cleaners

Bon Ami Powder Cleanser for Kitchens & Bathrooms – All Types of Surfaces, Cleans Grime & Dirt, Polishes Surfaces, Absorbs Odors- $9 on Amazon

Meliora Cleaning Products Gentle Home Cleaning Scrub – Scouring Cleanser for Kitchen, Tube, and Tile, 12 oz. (Peppermint Tea Tree) $14 Amazon

Better Life Natural All-Purpose Cleaner, Safe Around Kids & Pets, Clary Sage & Citrus, 32 Fl Oz (Pack of 1), $7 Amazon

Dr. Bronner’s – Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner (32 Ounce) – All-Purpose Cleaner, Pine Cleaner for Floors, Laundry and Dishes, Concentrated, Cuts Grease and Dirt, Powerful Cleaner, Gentle on Skin $20 Amazon

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Basil Scent Multi-Surface Everyday Cleaner 3 pk. $9.99 at BJs or Amazon deal.

Krud Kutter 316492 Original Concentrated Cleaner Degreaser 32 oz $17 Amazon

JAWS Hardwood Floor Cleaner Bottle with 2 Refill Pods. Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products. Refill and Reuse. $7 Amazon

Ecover Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Pine Fresh, 25 Ounce $5 Amazon

To mix up your own cleaners and add essential oils these glass spray bottles work awesome. $20 Amazon

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