Do you like saving money? Do you like not using chemicals? Cool. Me too. I mean, I also like spending money, and I do use chemicals…but small changes and baby steps are what we’re aiming for. Here are a few swaps you can make to help make your cleaning routine a little greener.
- Instead of buying liquid fabric softener, use EPSOM SALT. Trust me. It gets clothes just as soft. I air dry many of my clothes, and they’re nice and soft; not crispy. You can add essential oils to the epsom salt if you like your clothes to smell good…I do. I use lavender, lemon, and tea tree.
- Instead of buying carpet powder, use BAKING SODA. Baking soda is great a sucking up odors. You can add essential oils to the baking soda as well, for a fresh scent. This may sound strange, but I like to mix nutmeg and cinnamon (the actual spices, not the essential oils) into the baking soda before I sprinkle it on the carpet. Smells like Christmas.
- Instead of buying Febreeze, make your own. All you need is a spray bottle, water, and…essential oils. For every cup of water, add in 80-120 drops of essential oils (based on how strong you want the smell to be).
- Instead of buying kitchen cleaner, use VINEGAR. Buy a big container of white vinegar, and add lemon, lime, and orange peels. Let it set. Eventually, it won’t smell at all like vinegar. Add some to a spray bottle (Keep the rest in the original bottle and keep adding those peels! And you can even pour more vinegar in to keep the cycle going). You’ll have the cleaning power of the vinegar and the citrus.
Easy. Quick. Cost effective. And no mention of chemicals you can’t pronounce, that do things you don’t want to hear about.