The chemical composition of conventional care products can be irritating to sensitive and reactive skin. We are still very little to resort to nature for our daily chores. Still, there are a number of advantages to self-manufacturing cleaning products. Did you know that you could clean your floors with a simple lemon trick? The citrus has more than one turn in its pulp and it is formidable for all your surfaces. This natural trick is as effective as classic products while being respectful of nature and ... your wallet. We tell you more in our house.
Have you thought about heading for nature for your daily chores? Eco-friendly and economical, this lemon tip will help you get rid of dirt and grease in record time. You can make this cleaning product at home easily. Exit the dangers associated with the use of industrial cleaners, go green!
Toxic cleaning products
Did you know that on average one home contained 62 toxic products? We are exposed to it daily without necessarily being aware of it. Whether fertilizers, cleaning products, floor waxes, so many cleaning products that emit harmful gases in the air. Formaldehyde, ethanol, toluene, xylenes, all of which are not safe for our health, especially if we expose ourselves regularly.
Short-term exposure may cause dizziness, nausea, skin irritation and breathing difficulties. In the long term, toxic products such as xylenes can cause chronic fatigue as well as persistent headaches. So many reasons to avoid toxic products and to prefer healthier alternatives by making sure to always learn about the composition of its cleaners.
Beyond posing a risk to health, the use of conventional cleaning products is not without consequences for our planet. These are dangerous for our environment because of the presence of alkalizing agents and endocrine disruptors. Their use disrupts the quality of air and water thus contributing to climate change. Maintenance products also have toxic effects on the reproduction of aquatic species, impacted by the elements present in the composition of the products. This negative impact is not only related to the use of cleaning products but also to their production, extraction of raw materials, packaging and recycling. So many reasons to think about healthier alternatives and more respectful of the environment. The manufacture of homemade cleaning products is a relevant idea to participate in the protection of the planet.
How to make my homemade lemon cleaner?
Lemon juice is effective in cleaning its surfaces due to its abrasive, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Another advantage: Citrus can clean all surfaces without damaging them. It can therefore be used to polish wood and floors. This trick is economical and easy to achieve.
- 6 lemons
- A bottle of white vinegar
- A glass container
- A bottle with a spray bottle
- Peel the lemon peels and place them in the glass container. The lemon pulp may be used for the manufacture of other products such as natural laundry.
- Fill your container to the brim with white vinegar. The lemon zest should macerate for at least a week in this solution. Filter the preparation and pour it into the bottle with a spray bottle
- Clean the surfaces with a damp cloth
Lemon for all surfaces
Lemon juice can be useful for a lot of housework.
- Use half a lemon and salt to clean brass, chrome and copper.
- Diluted lemon juice can kill bacteria on cutting boards.
- Get rid of odors in plastic containers by soaking in diluted lemon juice.
- Get rid of odors from your refrigerator by placing a half-lemon.
- Get rid of grease stains from your clothes by rubbing half a lemon.