Traditional detergents, the ones you buy in the supermarket, are full of toxic compounds for both the environment and our health. Simply wander the supermarket aisles to see the variety available, including floor cleaners, degreasers and glass products.
In this article we will try to make your life easier, free you from unnecessary and toxic products, and we will explain how to prepare a multipurpose detergent to do it yourself, totally ecological and suitable for a multitude of different surfaces.
The preparation of this DIY detergent for the bathroom and kitchen involves the use of essential oils that have degreasing and disinfectant properties , and that will also help us give a wonderful aroma to the entire house. The oils we will use are eucalyptus , tea tree and lavender .
- a bottle equipped with a spray diffuser
- 150 ml white vinegar
- 150 milliliters of water
- 20 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
White vinegar is not only a degreaser, but it is also useful for unclogging pipes (with baking soda), removing limescale and mold.
Tea tree essential oil was added for its antibacterial properties, while the other two oils, eucalyptus and lavender , were added to neutralize the white vinegar smell.
Preparing homemade laundry detergent is very simple and instant: just pour all the ingredients into the bottle and shake well. You will have to shake the bottle each time you want to use the product.
Spray the DIY cleaner onto the surfaces and wait about a minute before wiping with a clean cloth. For particularly dirty or limescale surfaces, such as faucets, it may be necessary to perform two passes.
Now that you know how to make your own bathroom and kitchen cleaner , you will have the opportunity to save money and protect both your health and the environment.