Nature has gifted us with many elements that we can use to enhance our lives.  Cleaning our homes is an activity we all perform on a regular basis.  Using more natural elements and lessening our dependence on synthetic or chemical cleaning agents has countless benefits.  This lessens our chemical interactions which then lessens our sustained toxic exposure.  Below are some natural elements that we can utilize to assist us in our everyday cleaning activities.



Liquid Castile Soap

Like other soaps, this plant-based version efficiently loosens grime and dirt from surfaces, but it’s gentler, so it won’t dull them.


Use It to Clean Your…

Car: Mix ¼ cup liquid Castile soap with hot water in a bucket (fill almost to the top). Rub a generous amount of the solution on your car’s exterior, windshield, hubcaps, and tires with a large sponge, then thoroughly hose it off.

Floors: You can mop almost any type of floor with a solution of ¼ cup liquid Castile soap and 2 gallons warm water. If the floors are greasy, add ¼ cup distilled white vinegar to the bucket. leather upholstery: Add 2 drops liquid Castile soap to 1 quart warm water. Apply to the leather with a barely moist sponge.

Marble countertops: Stir 1 tablespoon liquid Castile soap into 1 quart warm water. Dampen a cloth with the solution and wipe surface. Rinse, then dry with a clean cloth.

Sinks, showers, tubs, and ceramic tile: Create a homemade soft scrubber by combining 1 tablespoon liquid Castile soap and 1/3 cup baking soda.

Stovetop and vent hood: Add a few squirts of liquid Castile soap to 2 cups hot water. Apply to the stovetop, the burners, and the vent hood to cut through accumulated grease.