Everyone likes to be proud of a nice and clean house. Having our home clean, deodorized and with a pleasant and fresh aroma, is the best feeling in the world. Commonly, what you do is go immediately to buy the best and most powerful cleaning products at the store, which, in addition to being expensive, are also harmful to your health. But, we all want to keep our health and that of our family safe, so looking for new and cheaper ways to clean the house with non-toxic cleaners should be our first idea before going to buy the ones that are sold to us commercially.

5 non-toxic cleaners that should be in every home

Conventional cleaning products may seem like a great advantage, but cleaning with basic household products or non-toxic cleaners is cheaper, easier and much safer and healthier. If you do not know which products to get for this task, here are some natural cleaning recipes that will have your house impeccable, disinfected and with a pleasant clean smell, and for much less money.

Sodium bicarbonate

Baking soda neutralizes odors and provides a good wash for the bathtub , oven, and is useful for carving. It is advisable to sprinkle on carpets before vacuuming. To degrease and deodorize drains.

How to use it

Pour in 1/2 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar, leave it for 15 minutes and rinse with hot water. For a “smooth scrub,” mix the baking soda and liquid soap in equal amounts. As a cleaner, baking soda is very good, and no home is complete without a box of it.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice can be used as a cleaner to cut grease, shine polished metal , and lighten stains.

How to use it

For a better wash, add 1/2 cup of strained juice to the rinse cycle. To remove the tarnish, rub the sliced ​​lemons dusted with baking soda, it is useful for brass, copper, bronze and aluminum.

Lye or lye

Applying the caustic soda requires the use of gloves and more rinsing, so save this cleaner for extra-tough stains.

How to use it

To clean ovens, apply 1 cup baking soda paste, 1/4 cup caustic soda, plus water and soak overnight. Add 1/2 cup of caustic soda to the laundry as a detergent booster.

Distilled white vinegar

White vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner that disinfects, deodorizes, removes dirt from wood , cleans gummy residue, and is useful for demisting. It also works wonders on windows, and in the bathroom to remove mold.

How to use it

Put 1/4 cup in the rinse to completely remove the laundry detergent and to get rid of that scratchy feeling. Mix in water to spray moldy walls, or keep bathroom walls free from mold growth, too.


Borax is a solution for mold, among other uses. This alkaline mineral can be used in place of caustic soda as a cleaner .

How to use it

For an extra strong toilet wash, pour 1 cup of borax down the toilet before going to bed and scrub and rinse the next morning. Note: Borax can be toxic when ingested, so special care must be taken when using and storing it.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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