Spilled juice on the floor, a greasy kitchen stove, or stains from the coffee mug. Your first habit is to use a commercial cleaning spray from the supermarket, right?
There is nothing wrong with it, we’ve been “brainwashed” with TV ads since the 70s. However, such cleaning products are full of hardly pronounceable ingredients that are not good for us if we overuse them.
Furthermore, they come in single-use plastic bottles. While you can recycle the plastic bottles themselves in the curbside recycling bin, the nozzle cannot be recycled and ends up in landfill. Quite a bit of plastic right, considering that usually 80% of your cleaning products are made of water. Did you know?
Today we are going to show you an amazing recipe to make a non-toxic ingredient and plastic-free cleaning spray. By plastic-free, we mean that you can repurpose a plastic spray bottle and continue to reuse it to make a DIY spray cleaner.
First of all, it is perfectly safe for your children and the environment. When you use a chemical-free cleaning spray on your kitchen table or bench, your baby chair, etc you have that peace of mind to reduce the chemical load in your household. Traditionally, cleaning sprays contain chemicals that are hard to decompose with water. Over time, this can affect ourselves, our wildlife, and our environment. Lastly, it is cheaper than buying all those different cleaning products advertised on the web and largely available in grocery stores. We have been brought to believe that we need a different cleaning product for each area of the house but these are simply great marketing techniques. The money we save can be spent on other items.
Before we get started, there are two tips:
We hope you enjoyed reading our homemade cleaning spray recipe. Our mission is to help people reduce their plastic waste and at the same time live more sustainably & healthy. Small steps, with no overwhelm, and you’ll build new healthier habits.
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