Basic Natural Cleaning Ingredients That Work

Basic Cleaning Ingredients That Work

Chances are, most of the ingredients in your cleaning products are harmful to you and your family.

The solution?

Switching to natural cleaning products or making your own with these 5 basic natural cleaning ingredients that work. You can find all of these ingredients at your local grocery store or on Amazon.

Check out our post on Removing Your Clothing Stains Naturally At Home!

Baking Soda

What It Does: deodorizes, scours and cleans as well as softens water and whitens

Good For:  Scrubbing your tub, tiles, sink, shower and clearing a stubborn drain as well as cleaning a Stainless Steel Sink

Best Rooms To Use In: kitchen and bathroom

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What It Does: kills most household bacteria

Good For: cleaning laminate counter tops, BBQ grill, polishing cookware and disinfecting

Best Rooms To Use In: bathroom, toilet, kitchen and dining room

White Vinegar

What It Does: cuts grease and removes stains

Good For: removing clothing stains, lifting carpet stains, cleaning the fridge shelves

Best Rooms To Use In: bathroom, kitchen, living room

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What It Does: absorbs grease and polishes

Good For: cleaning windows, polishing furniture, cleaning leather and suede couches

Best Rooms To Use In: living room

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Essential Oil

What It Does: smells nice

Good For: spraying to make a musty room smell fresh

Best Rooms To Use In: living room, bedrooms

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So start DIYing your own cleaning products with these 5 basic natural cleaning ingredients that work!

Let us know in the comments below whether you make your own cleaning agents and what recipes you use!


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Hey there! I'm Brodie, the passionate blogger behind Ethically Engaged. My mission is to find ethical lifestyle options to lead you in the direction of conscious consumerism. I hope you enjoy coming along this journey with me x

  1. I use that essential oil cleaning blend that you recommended and it is fantastic! I find buying a lot of essential oils to achieve a fresh scent is expensive so by using this, I can get that same amazing scent without breaking the bank.

  2. Love this post! My father once taught me to clean the kitchen sink drain by pouring about 1/4 cup of baking soda and then 1/2 white vinegar down the drain! Still do this every fortnight!!!

    1. I do this too, it works wonders!!! I also use a white vinegar and baking soda solution for cleaning the bathroom sink and kitchen sink; when I am done it is always left super shiny and white.

    1. Hi Jennifer, a baking soda and water paste would work; however, this depends on how bad the soap scum is. If you have any white vinegar I would create a baking soda and vinegar paste and smear it on, leave for 15 minutes and then scrub the scum with a soft bristle brush and continue this until it is removed. This should do the trick, I use this kind of paste at home a lot; let me know how it goes for you!

  3. Hi Brodie, this is a great short summary. Can I please share to my business fb page @bevibrantnz? Please let me know your facebook id to credit you as I could not use the fb link on your site below.

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