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Natural DIY cleaning products for Feng Shui spring cleaning: A sustainable and holistic solution

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Spring is in the air, and for many people, that means it's time for a good old-fashioned spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is an important aspect of Feng Shui, as it allows you to clear out any stagnant energy and refresh your living space. When it comes to cleaning products, using natural and non-toxic options can be beneficial for your Feng Shui practice. In this article, we will explore some simple recipes for making your own cleaning products using everyday household items. Perfect for your spring cleaning!


Natural cleaning products are gentle on both the environment and your health, which can contribute to a more harmonious and balanced living environment. In this context, making your own natural cleaning products can be a great way to incorporate sustainable and holistic practices into your Feng Shui spring cleaning routine.


Open your kitchen cupboard and get started!


All-Purpose Cleaner

An all-purpose cleaner is a versatile and essential cleaning product that can be used on a variety of surfaces. Here's how to make your own:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup distilled water

  • 1 cup white vinegar

  • 20-30 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the water and vinegar in a spray bottle.

  2. If desired, add 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oil for a pleasant scent.

  3. Shake well before using.

  4. Spray the solution onto surfaces and wipe clean with a cloth.



Oven Cleaner

Clean a dirty and greasy oven in no time with this recipe.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1/4 cup liquid dish soap

  • 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix baking soda and white vinegar to form a paste.

  2. Spread the paste over the oven surface, avoiding the heating elements.

  3. Leave the paste on for 30 minutes or more, depending on how dirty your oven is.

  4. Wipe the paste off with a damp cloth or sponge.

  5. For any remaining residue, mix the liquid dish soap with warm water and use it to wipe down the oven.

  6. Rinse with water and let dry.


Glass Cleaner

A good glass cleaner should leave your mirrors and windows streak-free and sparkling. Here's how to make your own:


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup distilled water

  • 1 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the water, rubbing alcohol, and vinegar in a spray bottle.

  2. If desired, add 10-15 drops of essential oil for a pleasant scent.

  3. Shake well before using.

  4. Spray the solution onto the glass surface and wipe clean with a cloth.


Furniture Polish

Furniture polish can help to protect and preserve your wooden furniture, but many commercial polishes can contain harmful chemicals. Here's how to make your own:


Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the olive oil and vinegar in a bowl.

  2. If desired, add 10-15 drops of essential oil for a pleasant scent.

  3. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture and apply to wooden furniture.

  4. Rub the cloth over the surface in a circular motion, buffing the wood to a shine.


Carpet Cleaner

Carpets can harbor dirt, dust, and bacteria, so it's important to keep them clean. Here's how to make your own carpet cleaner:


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baking soda

  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Mix the baking soda and essential oil in a bowl.

  2. Sprinkle the mixture over the carpet and let it sit for at least 15 minutes.

  3. Vacuum up the mixture, taking care to remove all of the baking soda.


Drain Cleaner

Blocked drains can be a nuisance, but many commercial drain cleaners can contain harsh chemicals. Here's how to make your own drain cleaner:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 1 cup boiling water

Instructions:

  1. Pour the baking soda down the drain.

  2. Follow with the white vinegar and immediately cover the drain with a plug or cloth.

  3. Wait for 5-10 minutes, then pour the boiling water down the drain to flush it out.



Essential oils

As for some favorite essential oils for spring cleaning, here are a few that are commonly used:

  • Lemon - has a fresh, citrusy scent that can help to cut through grease and grime.

  • Lavender - has a calming and relaxing scent that can make cleaning feel less stressful.

  • Peppermint - has a refreshing and invigorating scent that can help to energize you while you clean.

  • Tea tree - has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it a great addition to cleaning products.

These are just a few of the many essential oils that can be used for cleaning. Experiment with different oils to find your favorites!


Using these cleaning products is simple and straightforward. Always ensure that you label your homemade cleaning products and store them safely out of reach of children and pets. With these environmentally friendly cleaning products, you can keep your home clean and healthy without harming the planet.

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