5 Ways to Clean Without Using Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning is a key part of keeping a happy, healthy home — especially amid the Pandemic. We recommend following CDC cleaning guidelines and using EPA-registered disinfectants on frequently touched surfaces like tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, and sinks. That said, here are some wallet-friendly methods to help you clean your home without the need for toxic chemicals.

All Purpose Cleaner

Need a quick remedy for cleaning walls, cabinets, countertops or the inside of your fridge? Fill a bucket with warm water and add a bit of non-toxic dish soap and vinegar for a gentle cleaner to wipe down grimy surfaces.

The Kitchen Sink

Sprinkle your sink with salt and scrub with a cut lemon. Be sure to wear gloves to avoid irritating your hands. 


Pour ¼ to ½ cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl and scrub. Set a timer for one hour. When the timer is up, scrub again and flush.

Microwave Spills

Heat one cup of water for two to five minutes to loosen up any tough spots in your microwave. To eliminate odor, add lemon juice to the water.

Windows and Mirrors

Combine ½ cup of vinegar with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. Wipe with newsprint or a lint-free cloth.

An extra tip: add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to any of these solutions for an additional cleaning agent that cuts odors. Try using something fresh and lively, like lemon or thyme. Check out this guide from doTerra for more on cleaning with essential oils.

Need more ideas on settling in and living well? Check out our blog for resources on everything you need to make your new space feel like home.

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