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The Power of Natural Cleaning Products: Uses, Benefits & Tips

Jun 15, 2023

In today's world, where health and sustainability take center stage, natural cleaning products are a force to be reckoned with. Eco-friendly alternatives are not only effective cleaning solutions but also offer many other additional benefits. In this blog, we’re exploring the properties of five natural cleaning products: tea tree oil, eucalyptus, witch hazel, peppermint, and baking soda. 


Tea Tree Oil: The Antiviral Natural Cleaning Ingredient

Tea Tree

Tea tree oil, extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant boasts antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties and acts as an effective and safe natural disinfectant agent. Because of this, it’s a fantastic ingredient to use for wiping down kitchen countertops, cutting boards, and bathroom fixtures to ensure a hygienic environment for your family. 

Did you know that tea tree oil also has natural deodorizing abilities making it perfect for freshening garbage cans, pet areas, and even your car interior?  

Eucalyptus: The Insect Repelling Natural Cleaning Ingredient


As another of nature’s antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral gifts, Eucalyptus is also perfect for eliminating bacteria and viruses from various surfaces. Eucalyptus-infused cleaning solutions can be used to wipe down bathroom sinks, faucets, and showers to maintain a clean and hygienic home. 

A stand-out property of this natural cleaning product is its insect-repellent qualities making it an excellent choice for cleaning windows, screens, door frames, and outdoor furniture, keeping pesky bugs at bay. 

Natural cleaning tip #1: Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your laundry to infuse your clothes with a fresh and clean scent.


Witch Hazel and Peppermint: The Dynamic Duo Non-Toxic Cleaner


Witch Hazel & Eucalyptus


Combining witch hazel and peppermint oil creates the perfect blend for non-toxic cleaning. Witch Hazel, derived from the bark and leaves of the witch hazel plant, acts as a gentle yet effective streak-free cleaner for glass surfaces, mirrors, and countertops. When combined with the antimicrobial peppermint oil, witch hazel becomes even more potent in eliminating bacteria and viruses. 

Peppermint oil adds a refreshing, minty fragrance to your cleaning routine and eliminates odors—perfect if you want to reduce the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in in your home. 

Use this dynamic duo to clean and disinfect your kitchen appliances, stainless steel fixtures, floors, bathrooms, windows, mirrors, and children's toys.

Baking Soda: The All-Purpose Cleaning Wonder

It’s a pantry staple, and it’s also a versatile and eco-friendly natural cleaning product. Its mild abrasive properties tackle stubborn stains, calcium buildup, and grime from various surfaces. 

Natural cleaning tip #2: Create a paste by combining baking soda and Simply Magic all-purpose cleaner and apply it to your sinks, bathtub, shower doors, stove tops, and ovens. Gently scrub away the dirt. 

Natural cleaning tip #3: Baking soda is also a natural deodorizer, making it perfect for freshening carpets, upholstery, and pet bedding. Sprinkle it on surfaces, let it sit, and then vacuum it up to eliminate odors. 

Sadly, many typical household cleaners, even many claiming to be "natural" and "green", contain toxic, harmful ingredients. Learn about the health implications of most popular cleaning products. 

By incorporating natural cleaning products into your daily routine, you are not only safeguarding your health but also contributing to a more sustainable future. The benefits of natural cleaning products containing ingredients like tea tree oil, eucalyptus, witch hazel, peppermint, and baking soda are abundant, ranging from their powerful cleaning properties to their ability to create a healthier living environment. 

Sources: National Library of Medicine

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