If you are a homeowner, you know all about fun and easy ways to make your home a better place to live. In an ideal world, our homes would be 100 per cent natural and free from chemicals. From neutralising foul odours to magical cleaning recipes, there are many ways to create a better place for you and your family –organically. We share quick and easy organic house hacks to try.
Citrus for All
There’s a reason why citrus fruit pops up literally in every organic cleaning search, and for good reason. Cleaning products we buy at the shops are filled with heavy chemicals, so much so, that pregnant women are advised to avoid working with cleaning products for the safety of their unborn babies.
You can easily make your own natural cleaning products which include lemons, baking soda, and vinegar. This powerful trio can clean almost anything, either on their own or by working together. Use them to clean everything from your kitchen sink to your bathroom shower.
Homemade Bath Bombs
Bubble bath products for both kids and adults are filled with chemicals and artificial fragrances. People with sensitive skin are very prone to developing allergic reactions due to the chemicals found in bubble bath products.
Creative Healthy Family says “it’s a piece of cake to make your own bath products using simple ingredients like Epsom salt, gentle essential oils, and baking soda. Check out this easy tutorial for DIY detox bath bombs, or this one for soothing cold-relief salts. You can even make fun of play dough soap for your kids”. Now that’s the bomb.
From smelly kitchens after a busy weekend to drains outside that may get clogged, there are many reasons why our homes can get smelly now and then. Air fresheners have too many chemicals in to make the use of them viable around your family. Science Direct shares that air fresheners emit over 100 different chemicals, including volatile organic compounds. Nothing about that sounds good…
For a quick fix, simmer a pot filled with 50 per cent water and 50 per cent vinegar on the stove. Simmering it for an hour or two is a simple way to get rid of any uninviting smells. You can also use lemon or orange peels in the simmering water. Citrus delivers refreshment in the air and neutralisation when you need to get rid of unwanted aromas that linger in your home.
Any organic home remedies you know of? Share them in the comments section below and we might feature your remedy next!