Love it or hate it, cleaning is a task we all have to get stuck into. But many products on the market contain harsh chemicals, are costly and aren’t environmentally friendly. That’s why we’ve created our own eco cleaning range which uses plant-derived ingredients, is vegan-friendly and doesn’t cost the earth! If you’re all about using natural methods that’ll save you time and money, we’ve also listed some top methods for cleaning your home naturally, helping to reduce how many chemicals your family’s exposed to while leaving your home looking spick and span!
Here are our top tips for cleaning your home the eco-friendly way…
When you’re cleaning windows
Cleaning windows can be a bit of nightmare, especially when you’re trying to get a streak-free finish. However, this natural recipe is great for cleaning windows and mirrors, leaving a smear-free look that will be the envy of all your neighbours:
- 2 cups of water (filtered water will provide you with an even better finish as it won’t leave any residue)
- 1/2 cup of cider vinegar or white vinegar
- Several drops of essential oils to create a nice smell (lemon’s always a good, fresh choice!)
Simply place these ingredients in an empty, clean spray bottle. Then, spray the solution onto a paper towel before wiping down the glass/mirror. Finish by using a soft microfibre cloth to buff the surface and make it shine!
When you’re looking for bathroom sparkle
If you’re looking for kinder way to get your bathroom sparkling, then our eco bathroom cleaner is just the thing. This high-performing bathroom cleaner is great for sinks and showers, leaving your bathroom clean and limescale-free. Made with sustainable, plant-derived cleaning ingredients, you needn’t worry about harsh chemicals any more!
With our eco toilet cleaner, you can make your loo sparkle, too. This toilet cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria to leave your toilet clean and fresh, and free from limescale. It’s also safe for aquatic life and septic tank friendly which means it doesn’t negatively impact the environment once it’s flushed away. When you’ve used up the eco cleaners, the empty bottles can be recycled too.
When you need some added oomph
When elbow grease just won’t do, try using bicarbonate of soda. It’s perfect for all those tough jobs we all tend to avoid, including toilets, dishwashers, ovens and grout lines in the bathroom. Simply make a paste using bicarbonate of soda and water then put it on the area that needs cleaning. Leave it for as long as possible (a few hours is good) before scrubbing off to leave a wonderfully clean finish.
Your parents just called, they’re coming over in an hour and you haven’t had chance to clean the house. Don’t panic! Arm yourself with a microfibre cloth (or two) and whizz around all of the surfaces in your home. These magical dusters work far more effectively than standard dusters, capturing 99% of germs instead of just 30% so you don’t even need to use a cleaning solution. And don’t forget you can also buy microfibre mops too!
When you just need to have a good clean
For the day-to-day jobs, make your own chemical-free cleaner. Simply fill a jar with lemon peel, pour in undiluted white vinegar and leave for a few days. Strain out the liquid into a clean spray bottle and you’ve got the perfect cleaner for many surfaces of your home. It’s also ideal for using to mop the floors.
If you don’t have time to make your own, it’s always handy to stock up on our eco multi surface cleaner spray. It cuts through the grease and grime, leaving surfaces clean and smelling fresh. This eco-friendly cleaner makes light work of killing germs and doesn’t leave any harsh chemicals behind.
When you’re whizzing through the washing pile
Finding a laundry detergent which is natural isn’t always easy, but we’ve got it covered with our eco non bio liquid detergent. It’s kind on skin and offers powerful cleaning at just 15 degrees. Don’t forget about keeping clothes soft and fresh with our dermatologically tested eco sensitive fabric conditioner. It’s made from plant-derived cleaning ingredients and is eco-friendly, perfect for whizzing through the washing pile!
When the house needs a fragrance boost
To keep your home feeling fresher for longer, why not have a go at making your own natural reed diffuser too? Simply mix together carrier oil with a few drops of your chosen essential oil – perfect for allowing you to choose how strong you like fragrance. Then, just add the oil mixture into a pretty jar, insert your reed sticks and voila! You have your very own, natural reed diffuser.
And don’t forget, you can pick up all your eco cleaning products at wilko.com