Walk into the local supermarket and you will find a large selection of cleaners ready to go. With hundreds of choices why should you make your own homemade cleaners? Why do I spend the time and effort to make my own homemade cleaners for my family?
Reduce Harmful Chemicals Around Your Family.
Children and pets are especially sensitive to environmental chemicals. By making natural homemade cleaners, you are able to reduce the amount of chemical exposure inside your home.
Synthetic chemicals found in store bought cleaners can lead to hormonal imbalances that effect the function of the endocrine system. These imbalances can lead to early puberty in the young and fertility issues in adults. Inhaled chemicals from cleaners can affect brain and lung function.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint.
Homemade natural cleaners take less energy to create and transport. Most ingredients can make several products and contain several other household uses. By making natural cleaners you use less chemicals.
Enjoy the Benefits of Essential Oils.
When you use essential oils in your cleaners to fragrance and provide cleaning and cleansing properties, you get the added benefit of the aromatherapy properties of the essential oils. Unlike chemicals, essential oils are beneficial to breath in and touch your skin. I only use one brand of essential oils in my home.
Making natural cleaners at home can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Natural homemade cleaners run a fraction of what you spend on chemical filled pre-made options. When you buy supplies at a discount in bulk, savings grow even further.
Making your own homemade cleaners is a powerful step toward self-sufficiency and sustainability. When you can create your own natural cleaners you reduce the need for store bought products.
When you do not need to rely on consumer products, you can provide for your family during situations where shopping at the local market is not an option and reduce daily reliance on the current economy.
Want to learn how to create your own natural homemade cleaners? Check out the links to some of our favorite DIY Cleaners below.
Or you can check out the diyNatural Household Cleaners book by diynatural for over 60 homemade cleaning product recipes you do not want to miss.