5 Natural Cleaning Products Every Mom Needs

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We all do what we can to save the world. We recycle. We re-use, we unplug, we conserve. Some of us even compost! Our kids are growing up in a world where environmental concerns are a part of everyday life, not just something talked about on Earth Day. So it’s easy to see why so many of us are turning to more eco-friendly cleaners at home.

Thankfully, with just a few basic – and natural! – essentials, you can get your house clean while doing your part to protect the environment, and keeping your family safe from harmful chemicals, too.

  1. Washing SodaArm & Hammer™ Super Washing Soda is an all-natural laundry detergent booster and cleaner that tackles tough household dirt and grime! Use it in the laundry, in the kitchen or in the bathroom.
  2. Baking Soda: Baking soda, the edible cousin of washing soda, can be sprinkled into trash cans, diaper pails and drains to eliminate odors and used to scrub stubborn kitchen and bathroom stains. 
  3. White Vinegar: A diluted solution of white vinegar and water will clean your house from top to bottom. It’s great for windows, mirrors, table tops, woodwork, floors and bathrooms. You can add citrus peels and let them sit in the spray bottle for a few days to add a fresh scent to the solution, or use a few drops of your favorite scented essential oil.
  4. Lemons: Adding a cup of lemon juice to your laundry whitens and brightens. Lemons also help get rid of hard-water residue on shower stall doors, deodorize microwaves, dishwashers, and drains, and give a great boost to furniture polish when mixed with a bit of olive oil. 
  5. Cornstarch: This multitasker can take out ink stains, remove grease spots, shine silver, and clean carpets.

Experiment with what works best for you and get cleaning. It’s fun to create your own solutions, and it’s rewarding knowing you’re doing the right thing for the environment and for the people who mean the most to you.

What’s your favorite natural cleaning product?

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