Spring Cleaning: Natural Cleaning Products to Refresh your Home

As the weather warms we can often turn to a deep spring clean to help us feel renewed and refreshed! If spring arriving has urged you to move the furniture, change around ornaments or tackle the cobwebs, then we have all the eco cleaning products to help you get started. 

When we begin cleaning, we often recognise the chemical aroma from mainstream cleaning products. A scent that is not pleasant, and often catches at the back of your throat. Majority of highstreets cleaning products can be harmful to our health and the environment. But the good news is that you can make your own effective, natural and perfect cleaning products for an eco-friendly home or shop from the variety stocked at Wearth.

DIY Cleaning Products:

DIY cleaning products reduce pollution, makes you feel fulfilled and can be very affordable. Here is a basic cleaning recipe guide where you can modify ingredients depending on the surface you want to use it on.

All-Purpose Cleaner

Many all purpose cleaners include chemicals that can disrupt and unbalance our bodies. However, it is simple to create a multipurpose spray that is healthy for you and the environment:

  • 1 cup vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar).
  • 16 or 20 oz of rubbing alcohol (blue alcohol).
  • 1 cup distilled water (can be boiled tap water).
  • 20 drops of lemon or sweet orange essential oil.

All you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle, and you’re ready to clean! It’s effective on all surfaces and helps your rooms smell fresh too!

 

Glass Cleaner

This recipe will leave nothing to envy  shop-bought products! We all like to see the glass or mirror sparkling clean and free of any marks.. All you will need is:

  • Equal parts water
  • Equal parts vinegar
  • Newspaper

Fill your spray half full with water and half with vinegar. Shake it well, and then spray. Finish it by drying it with newspapers, and you won’t see a mark.

Ecological Carpet Cleaning

It is often difficult to clean our carpets as hairs and bacteria get embedded in the pile. The first step is to give it a good shake and hang it outdoors if possible. To create a carpet cleaner you’ll need:

  • ½ litre of water
  • Half cup of cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon of borax

Now you know the procedure, mix and shake. Sprinkle over the stain or the entire carpet, leave for 30-35 minutes, and brush with a medium bristle brush in the same direction, so as not to “muss up” the fabric. Rinse with the sponge only with water and let it dry in the sun. It will be as good as new.

Air Fresheners

The last touch after a thorough clean is keeping each room smelling fresh. Who doesn’t like a pleasing aroma in the house? Some opt for a natural soy wax candle, but you can also create your own air freshener at home. You will need:

  • 1litre of alcohol (preferably 70º).
  • 4 litres of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  A couple of Eucalyptus leaves.

The process consists of leaving the eucalyptus leaves to soak in alcohol for two days. Boil 1 litre of water with grated soap until it dissolves. Then add the water and the eucalyptus scent to a bottle, and it’s ready to set the mood in your home.

If you are one of those people who finds it hard to create your own products or simply don’t have time because of your busy life, don’t worry! At Wearth we have all the products you need to keep your home clean and refreshed in an eco-friendly way.

Keep Your Kitchen Shining

Kitchens can often be the messiest places in the home, with cooking, eating and washing up to name just a few of the activities that may occur there. Here’s some products that can help you keep on top of the grease and grime.

Zero Waste Kitchen Kit

These Zero Waste Kitchen Kits come in three different sizes and are a great route to start your eco-friendly cleaning journey. You’ll have everything you need to keep your kitchen spotless with this selection of handmade and plastic-free products.

Natural Kitchen Cleaner

If you’re looking for cleaning products specifically tailored for your kitchen area then this Natural Kitchen Cleaner from Elm Kind is a perfect place to start. Coming in a refillable aluminium bottle, this cleaner is made with natural and organic ingredients that tackle tough grease and grime without using harmful chemicals.

Biological Bin Odour Eliminator

A kitchen bin can often become a problem and this product is designed to tackle nasty odours that can linger. Stocked in small, handy refill sachets, these are the perfect products to store in the cupboard saving on space and can be a lifesaver when you think you’ve run out. This formula does not use any masking agents, neutralising odour bacteria and leaving behind a fresh cut grass scent.

 

Naturally Refresh Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of those rooms in the house that we always want to be spotless. The sanctuary of many, where you take a relaxing shower at the end of the day or get refreshed and ready before starting a new one.

Bathroom Starter Kit

Spruce has a stylish range of products that would look good in any bathroom, let alone making it sparkling clean. They have a starter kit specifically for bathrooms which is made to target tough limescale, scum on tiles, stainless steel and much more. A great refillable option to get you started in the bathroom.

Bath Mix Cleaner

If you’re looking for a product to help with grime in the bath, then this Mix Clean Green paste may be the one for you. This bath mix cleaner is a concentrated paste that helps buff away grease and dirt from your bath in a natural and non-toxic way.

Toilet Bombs

These natural and handmade toilet bombs are a great option to clean and refresh the dreaded toilet bowl. Drop them into the water, wait for them to fizz up and use your toilet brush to clean around the bowl. They’ve extremely handy and simple to use, making for the perfect non-toxic alternative.

Create a Clean Sanctuary Bedroom

Our bedrooms should be havens. A place to come and rest after a long day, which is why keeping them clean is essential to ensure they remain a sanctuary space to retreat to.

Anti-Bac Surface Cleaner – French Lavender

This surface cleaner from Miniml is definitely one for the bedroom with its soothing fresh lavender scent and natural ingredients that are safe to use on both soft and hard surfaces. It comes in a variety of sizes and also has a bulk refill option too, helping you keep on top of essential cleaning supplies.

Reusable Cleaning Wipes

Cut down on waste with these reusable cleaning wipes from Vesta Living. Coming in a range of cute patterns, they’re made with 100% organic cotton and are perfect for tackling spillages or swiping away dust in the bedroom.

Steel & Glass Cleaning Liquid

The perfect product for cleaning and degreasing glass. This natural glass cleaning liquid is made in Northamptonshire, UK with non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that are also vegan and cruelty-free. Steel & Glass Cleaning Liquid from Fill is a great eco-friendly alternative to conventional cleaners. Simply spray and wipe!

 

We hope we’ve given you some inspo to get starter on your natural spring clean, whether you want to create some DIY products or try out some of our brands at Wearth. There are so many options out there so feel free to take a look at our full eco-friendly cleaning category and start your journey to a more low waste, natural cleaning routine.