Being a mum is all about finding ways to keep your family safe and healthy. One of the ways to achieve this is by ensuring that your house is spick and span. A clean floor is one of the easiest ways to make your home look neat and tidy. However, when it comes to cleaning products, store-bought floor cleaners have raised some concerns around health and environmental issues. In this blog post, I'll explain why making your own floor cleaners is the best and safest option for your home.
Store-bought floor cleaners can be harmful to your health:
Most traditional floor cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause harm to your health. These chemicals include chlorine, ammonia, and sodium hydroxide, which can cause skin and eye irritation, respiratory problems, and allergic reactions. This is the reason why many people consider homemade cleaning products because you know what is in it and you can tailor it to your family’s needs.
Homemade cleaners are cheaper:
Buying commercial floor cleaners can quickly add up, especially if it's a product you use regularly. A homemade cleaner uses ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils, which you can find in your kitchen cupboard. These ingredients are cheaper, and in most cases, readily available.
Homemade cleaners are more environmentally friendly:
Using homemade cleaners is more environmentally friendly because most store-bought brands contain chemicals that can harm the environment. Homemade cleaners, on the other hand, use natural and biodegradable ingredients. Making your own cleaners also reduces the amount of plastic packaging in your household, which further reduces environmental impact.
Homemade cleaners can be tailored to suit your specific flooring:
Different types of floorings require different cleaning methods. For instance, wooden floors need special care and treatment, and this might not be available in a store-bought floor cleaner. Homemade cleaners can be tailor-made to suit your flooring, and you can also find recommendations online for specific materials.
Homemade cleaners are safe be used around pets and children:
Cleaning with store-bought products in households with pets and children may not be safe because the chemicals they contain can cause harm. Homemade cleaners, however, use safe, natural ingredients that can be used around household pets and children.
In conclusion, homemade floor cleaning products are a safer, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly option than store-bought ones. Besides, you have the added advantage of being able to create cleaners that specifically suit your flooring needs. One of the essential things as a Mum is keeping your family safe and healthy, which makes using a natural cleaning product, and making your own cleaning solution is one simple step to achieving that. With a little research and by using ingredients that you have around the house, you can create a solution that works best for you and your family.
SEE below for our easy DIY Floor Cleaner:
✨ 3 cups boiling water
✨ 1/4 cup white vinegar
✨ 1 tsp dish soap
✨ Essential oils (optional)
Pour into your bucket and top with water, Mop as usual.