Everybody strives for a clean kitchen. On the other hand, especially these days, it is critical to get that not all of the cleaning products we use in The Bronx homes are safe for our environment. The positive thing is that there are various eco-friendly cleaning products available now more than ever before to make our kitchens sparkle. Actually, with only a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, you could certainly develop safe, effective, natural cleaning products that cost a fraction of store-bought brands that really work just as effectively or even better.
There are plenty of valid reasons to resort to eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. On top of that, they present a serious threat to any pets or sensitive members of the household. Besides the negative effects on your health, countless store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals can directly move from our kitchen drain into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.
Eco-friendly products, in contrast, utilize simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. The only problem is that not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. There are few federal regulations that define which products can claim to be “natural.” Moreover, there are no regulations that require cleaning product manufacturers to list the ingredients in their products on their packaging.
This means that it places the burden on the informed consumer to either do some research to find the truly eco-friendly brands of cleaning products available or make your own. In reality, some of the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can make or buy contain the same simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. Used in many different combinations, these two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. With many other commonly known, versatile cleaning supplies, you could absolutely clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.
By way of example, sealed wood and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. Granting that the smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant, you could easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. The same thing will apply for cleaning one of the messiest parts of your kitchen: inside the oven. Getting that burned-on gunk off your oven’s interior can be a difficult task. Indeed with a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. For maximum result, you might like to allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing.
In the same way, glass, and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. To do so, you just mix together some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. Then simply spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. It’s a perfect idea not to use paper towels to clean glass and shiny surfaces since they are not eco-friendly and also tend to leave streaks and bits of paper towel behind.
If making your own cleaning products still don’t seem enticing, there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Some of the more popular brands include Mrs. Meyer’s products, Bon Ami cleansers, and Method brand products. These and similar brands guarantee that their products are both safe and effective, not to mention eco-friendly. A lot of these brands actually use 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.
It does not matter whether you choose to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, chances are high that once you start, you will never go back to harsh chemicals again. Not only will you protect yourself and your home, on top of that, you would also be doing your part for the environment, too.
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