Do you ever look at the ingredients lists when you go shopping for household cleaners? If you do, what you see will probably scare you. There are loads of dangerous chemicals in our everyday household cleaning supplies, things we can’t even pronounce or even know about. Many ingredients — even those marketed as harmless — can lead to cancer, endocrine disruption, allergic reactions, breathing problems, and more. These are the ingredients and chemicals we’re spraying into the air and around our loved ones, including young children and pets so it’s important to be conscious about what we put out there.
This is why we’re encouraging a shift towards buying cleaning products that are as natural (and clean) as possible. We know it can be daunting, but if you even switch over one item to be chemical-free, then you’d be eliminating several harmful chemicals in one swoop. A small step can still make a major difference.
If you really want to make that extra step, we even recommend making your own cleaning products using natural ingredients. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 15 DIY natural cleaning product recipes that you can easily whip up at home. Check them out!