A lot of people nowadays depend on cleaning without chemical detergents. It is eco-friendly and quite more affordable, since most of the cleaning detergents are very expensive. The best part is that this method is just as efficient as the traditional one. Instead of buying special preparations for the bathroom, the floor and the kitchen, you can save some money and take a look into your kitchen drawers. This is a great way to provide a safe environment for your family and your children, who somehow always find a way to find all the hidden chemicals and it is only a matter of time to cause them some serious problems.


In this article we will offer you some of the best alternatives to the classic cleaning detergents. They are great, natural disinfectants, which is another very important thing when we talk about healthy, children environment. But how to use natural products properly? Which are the most efficient ones? Are they really going to solve all of your household problems? Here are our answers to these questions.

The first and one of the most efficient, natural products in our list, is lemon. For instance, you can use it to clean you windows. Just add 4 or 5 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a bucket of water and use the solution next time you notice some dirty spots and dust on your windows. If you like the scent of lemon, you can add a tablespoon of lemon juice to your washing powder. This is a great way to disinfect your clothes (especially if you have a newborn baby, this idea can be very useful, since baby's skin is very sensitive to softeners and the chemical ingredients they contain) Plus, your laundry will smell of fresh lemon.

Bad odors in your kitchen can be very annoying and sometimes the more we try to get rid of them, the stronger they become. This can be really embarrassing, especially if you expect some relatives or friends to drop by. The best way to remove bad smells from your kitchen, again come from the Nature.

Cinnamon and orange peels

In order to remove the smell of cooking, you can put a pot of water on the stove, put some orange peels and cinnamon in it and leave it for several minutes. Then remove it from the stove (without closing it) and let the fresh aromas fill your kitchen.


If your kitchen or living room smells of cigarettes, you can place a bowl of vinegar somewhere on the dining table. This method is very efficient, since vinegar absorbs this stubborn smell. Unfortunately, it will take some time until the smoke is completely gone.

Baking soda or hot lemon water for the bad odor, coming from your fridge. Often, because of some spoiled food or mold, your fridge can smell really disgusting. In such cases, first you will have to find the source and get rid of it. Then clean the whole fridge. You can place a bowl of baking soda somewhere in the back of it, or wipe the walls with a clean cloth, soaked in hot lemon water. This will definitely eliminate the smell.

Author Bio: Connie Jameson is passionate about eco tips and healthy living. She currently works for TenancyCleanersLondon.co.uk and she is really satisfied with her job because it is related to what she loves. In her spare time she loves to take long walks.