How to Spring Clean Your Cleaning Products
There's no better time than Spring to give your home a thorough clean, so now's a great time to Spring clean your cleaning products as well. Designed to give a thorough clean without the use of heavy fragrances, these natural cleaning products can be used all around the home for everything from dishwashing to handwashing delicate clothes.
Spring has arrived, which means it's time for a Spring clean! And while you're Spring cleaning your home, why not Spring clean some products from your cupboards too? Mainstream cleaning products can sometimes be unnecessarily harsh, often containing heavy fragrances and fumes which can be nauseating for those who are sensitive to scents. Formulated with high quality, food-grade and natural ingredients, natural cleaning products are designed to be powerful enough to tackle dirt, grime and build-up, yet are gentle on the nose as well as safe for use around kids and pets.
Why should you choose natural cleaning products?
Sometimes we can forget how much we can actually come into contact with the cleaning products we use every day, whether it's a whiff of a strong, headache-causing fragrance or forgetting to wear gloves while using a surface spray. We use various cleaning products for all sorts of things like washing clothes, cleaning dishes and wiping down surfaces all around the house, so it's entirely possible for your skin to come into contact with potentially irritating ingredients, especially for those with sensitivities. Natural cleaning products contain plant-based, food-grade ingredients and naturally antibacterial botanical extracts to effectively remove grime and bad bacteria from surfaces all over the house, and are scented with gentle essential oils for subtle, uplifting and light fragrances which are easy on the nose.
Best natural cleaning products
Ethique Flash! Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover
For easy spot stain removal and handwashing delicates, I love the Ethique Flash! Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover. Compact and easy to hold, this solid laundry bar contains Kaolin Clay and Coconut Oil to lift out even the most stubborn stains, including oil and dirt, and also uses Lavender and Peppermint essential oils to give your clothes the most beautiful fresh, clean scent. It's in the form of a bar that you massage into wet clothing to remove any stains, and can even be used as a laundry hand soap or dishwashing bar.
Ecostore Dishwash Liquid Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free
As far as dishwashing liquids go, I can't go past the Ecostore Dishwash Liquid Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free as fragrances can often flare up irritations and sensitive skin while you're doing the washing, so this is a great option if there's anyone living under your roof who suffers from those sensitivities. This gentle liquid works to thoroughly remove food residue from your dishes but is still ultra soft on hands, making it ideal for those who find their hands drying out after doing the dishes.
Ecostore Dishwash Liquid Grapefruit
I also love the Ecostore Grapefruit Dishwash Liquid as the fresh Grapefruit smell gives the most delicious, fresh citrus scent. pH balanced and gentle on skin, this refreshing dishwashing liquid is scented with natural Grapefruit Peel Oil and contains plant-based ingredients to remove all traces of grime from plates, cups and cutlery.
Resparkle Organic Disinfectant
After Winter, it can often feel as though the remnants of various sicknesses are still hanging around. Heavy duty disinfectants can often be really overpowering, and can sometimes even end up removing the good bacteria as well as the bad. The Resparkle Organic Disinfectant has been created using 100% plant based ingredients, helping to remove 99.9% of bad bacteria from your home, so it's just as effective as its mainstream supermarket counterparts. The difference is that this formula only uses blends of Bitter Orange and Citrus Extracts for their natural antibacterial properties, so it actually doesn't need to be rinsed away after use. Certified Organic, Vegan and Palm Oil Free, it can be used on household surfaces including in the bathroom and kitchen for a commercial grade yet natural clean.
Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap Citrus Orange
I couldn't put together a Spring cleaning post without mentioning one of my all-time favourite multi-taskers and Nourished Life best sellers. It's the Dr Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, and there's almost nothing it can't do, containing Organic Coconut, Olive and Hemp Oils to thoroughly break through grime while being incredibly gentle on skin. Around the home it does everything, acting as a dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, mopping liquid, window cleaner and toilet cleaner, but it even works on the body too, as a shampoo and body wash! Check out my blog post here to discover the 18 ways you can use this all-natural multi-purpose product.