The artificial nature of life, especially in day-to-day life in the city, has led us to examine our lives more closely. Recently, we have become more questioning about what we eat, the materials our clothes are made of, and the ingredients in the care products we use for both personal hygiene and house cleaning. We worry about unhygienic environments in the production of everything from the meat to the vegetables that we eat and we feel a desire to turn to methods that are more natural. Even though the food sector is an expansive subject, we can choose, and even produce and use, natural ingredients in certain areas. For example, workshops for making homemade house cleaning products and cosmetics are now organised, not to mention the significant amount of resources available concerning these products. Rather than being exposed to chemical cleaning products where we are unsure about the harmful effects that they may have on us or on our children, we can use natural materials for hygiene, such as carbonate, beeswax, essential oils, etc., which can be bought from herbal stores. Also, these materials are easy to come by without losing too much time…
The Return to Nature Movement; What If You Can Make Your Own Cleaning Agents Using the Most Natural Substances?
You can prepare homemade dishwashing detergent
Mix castile soup with equal amount of hot water (you can increase the amount to make more soap) and add 25 drops of an essential oil of your choice. Orange and lemon essential oils have incredibly high stain removing qualities. You can start using your dishwashing detergent by pouring it into a soap pump or detergent bottle. You will not believe the cleaning power of this natural mixture which is extremely easy to make.
How to Make a Metal Cleaner
Mix equal amounts of carbonate and vinegar in a deep bowl. The mixture will effervesce like soda. Add essential oil. You can apply the mixture to clean your metal cooking pots or kitchen implements while it is still effervescing. If you want to clean the inside of a cooking pot, you can mix the materials directly onto the application surface.
How to Make Toothpaste
Just like other natural cleansers, mix an equal amount of carbonate and coconut oil and add 15-20 drops of peppermint oil. You can store it in a closed jar. Put a fair amount of the mixture on your toothbrush at every use. You can use essential oils with different aromas, such as ginger, lemon etc., instead of peppermint oil.
If you want to make your own cleaning products, you can find other recipes on different web sites and order the necessary ingredients for your home.