A lot of the cleaning products used by cleaning services in Dubai or used by us at home contain harmful chemicals that can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic to them. The cleaning products we use give off fumes that pollute the indoor air making the quality of air poor. Breathing this air can be extremely harmful to the residents of the home. It can cause a range of problems including asthma, rashes, runny nose, red eyes, and more. The way to clean your home without using chemicals is to look for a green cleaning service in Dubai or find green cleaning products.
Use Green Cleaning Products
Modern homes are filled with off-gas and fumes of modern building materials and paints. These cannot be avoided if we wish to live in a home. What we can control is that we do not add to this already existing problem by using products that are chemical free and hypo-allergenic. There are a lot of green cleaning products that are available off the shelf and they are perfectly safe to use. Or, you can take your green crusade a step further and create your own green cleaning products that are non-allergic and cheap to make.
Making Your Own Green Clean Products
The most effective green cleaning products can be easily made with ingredients found in most kitchens or pantries. Most of them are common household items used to cook or around the house. Look for these ingredients in your kitchen to start on your green clean crusade.
- Baking Soda
- Borax also called Sodium Borate
- Soap – do not use soaps that contain petroleum distillates which may include – naphtha, mineral spirits, white spirits, kerosene, and Stoddard solvent.
- Washing Soda
- White Vinegar
- Citrus Solvent
Some of these ingredients may have to be used with caution as they can cause irritation when in contact. Best use gloves when handling these substances.
All Purpose Cleaner – 1 cup vinegar, half a cup baking soda, mix together in 4 liters of water. Shake well and store in spray bottles. Use for cleaning water stains, glass, windows and tiles etc.
Dish Washing Soap – Unscented petroleum distillates free liquid soap works well and is easily available. Add a couple of teaspoons of vinegar for tougher cleaning.
Disinfectant: Mix 1 teaspoon of Borax, 2 table spoons of vinegar and one and a half cups of hot water together to create a disinfectant. Fill in a spray bottle and use for kitchen and toilets and any other surfaces that need cleaning or disinfecting.
Drain Cleaner: Use half a cup of baking soda to pour down the drain. Chase it with half a cup of vinegar. Leave to bubble and then pour in hot water till the drain is running clean.
These four recipes should get you started on your green cleaning journey. For more recipes watch this space.