Natural Recipes to Start a Home Sustainable Cleaning

Another month, another reason to learn new things. So, why not start with home organisation tips?

That would be probably something that is not new to everyone, but sustainable cleaning should be part of your life. And I am here to share some tips on how to start a sustainable cleaning ta home.

I do love the smell of cleanliness. There is something about having it that makes you feel relaxed and welcome when coming home after cleaning up all rooms.

However, behind this pleasant feeling can hide chemicals often used in conventional products that are harmful to health and the environment. The good news is that we can avoid it by starting a sustainable cleaning journey.

There are some products that can be harmful to animals and people, destroy various forms of marine life and encourage the proliferation of algae.

For humans, some chemical ingredients can also cause allergies and other serious disorders. In addition, sometimes these products can cost a bit higher than usual. Not to mention the amount of waste that it generates.

With this said, I have picked some tips and natural cleaning solutions that will help you in the transition to a more sustainable cleaning in each room of your home.


Let’s start with the room in the house that is specially picked to keep cleaning products – the laundry area. You may not have a whole space for it, but if you do, why not keep it clean and tidy?

Do you know how to prepare a homemade fabric softener> It is quite simple! All you need to do is mix grated glycerine soap with two cups of water and boil until dissolved it all.

Add another 6 cups of water to it, then, two tablespoons of liquid glycerine and 1 tablespoon of rose milk. Mix well and bottle. Use little by little on your clothes.


You can aromatise the area with the help of a few natural ingredients. A practical recipe: add a tablespoon of baking soda and 10 drops of essential oil with your favourite scent in 1 ½ cups of hot water. Afterwards, just put it inside a vaporiser.

To disinfect the toilet bowl, combine ½ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of borax, 1 cup of household dish soap and 10 drops of essential oil. Mix until you form a creamy and homogeneous paste (if necessary, add more detergent). Clean the toilet with a sponge or brush.


Bedrooms are delicate rooms in the home. It is also the space where we spend most part of the night, sleeping. It must be clean and smell good.

For this reason, you need to use products that are gentler for your skin as well.

To make an all-purpose cleaner, mix six tablespoons of vinegar, six tablespoons of household dish soap, and 10 drops of essential oil in ¾ cup of water. For best use, place it in a plastic bottle with a steamer.

To sleep well, in addition to having a good mattress, it needs to smell good. You can sprinkle this solution on the surface of the mattress with ¼ cup of baking soda tea with which 10 drops of essential oil have been mixed. Let it act for three hours and then hoover it.


Yep. Kitchens are the heart of our homes. It’s also the room where we need to be on top of the cleaning process, for obvious reasons.

We are overloaded with kitchen cleaning products, but we can always opt for an ecological detergent solution.

To prepare it, you just need to boil two cups of water and one cup of grated coconut soap over low heat. Stir until complete dissolution. Remove from heat, add another six cups of water, two tablespoons of baking soda, and juice of two lemons, mix well, and your product is ready to be used.

Besides this, you can also remove grease from tiles and walls using a simple solution made with two tablespoons of vinegar in a bowl of eight cups of warm water. Dip a cloth in the solution and rub it all over the surface.


The living room is the space of the house where you have most of your furniture and appliances. It is also the room where I like it to be comfy. But we don’t need to spend hours cleaning this space to be tidy and fresh.

To remove the unpleasant stains, you can rub a shelled pecan nut on it. And remove dust from the floor without cleaning products is super practical too.

All you need is to dampen a cloth with a few drops of vegetable oil and two tablespoons of lemon juice. The solution leaves a pleasant smell and shines, especially on wood.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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