At Citrusolution we are very proud of the all natural citrus-based cleaning solution we use in your homes. Our cleaner is non-toxic and safe to use around kids and pets. It also smells incredibly fresh and clean!

When it comes to spring cleaning your entire home there are lots of non-toxic options that are just as effective as the cleaners you’ll see at your local grocery or discount store. Bleach is a very common ingredient in many popular cleaning products, but it can be corrosive to your skin, not to mention the fumes can be toxic if inhaled. Many times you can make your own cleaning solution with ingredients you find around your home that are much gentler, safer and “greener.”

Here are a few “recipes” for homemade cleaning solutions to get you started! These cleaners are kind to Mother Earth and kind to your home. You can mix all of these and store in a  quart-sized spray bottle. If you are a fan of essential oils you can use these to add scents to your homemade solutions naturally.

Homemade Spray Cleaner

Try this recipe to harness the cleaning power of white vinegar and clean multiple surfaces in your home, from kitchen countertops to bathroom sinks.

Mix in a spray bottle:

1 cup white vinegar

1 cup water

Fresh Mint Window & Mirror Cleaner

This cleaner leaves your glasses streak free and smells great!

Mix together:

3 cups distilled water

1/4 cup rubbing alcohol

1/4 cup vinegar

20 drops peppermint or spearmint essential oil

Fill a spray bottle with your solution, spray and wipe off with paper towels or old newspaper for streak-free shine.

Baking Soda Paste

Baking soda is very inexpensive AND it’s a spring cleaning work horse that can tackle many jobs around the house, from the base around your toilet to coffee stains or ink stains from grocery bags or product boxes on your countertops.

Mix together:

3 parts soda to 1 part water

For cleaning only a few small stains, start with 1/8 cup of soda. Slowly pour in water and mix as you go.

Mix the paste until it has the consistency of toothpaste. Apply to your stained area and scrub with an old toothbrush.

Have you tried any of these eco-friendly (and budget friendly) cleaning solutions at your home? Looking for additional eco-friendly ideas for spring cleaning? Check out this post from our archives.

Nashville area carpet cleaning company CitruSolution utilizes environmentally-friendly, citrus-based cleanser for safe, effective, child/pet friendly cleaning. Working in Brentwood, Nashville, and Franklin Tennessee since 2008, CitruSolution is safe and effective for Oriental Rugs, carpeting, and upholstered furniture. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and call us at (615) 333-8977 to schedule an appointment.