Consider Using Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Spray Around Your Home
Hiring a domestic cleaning firm in Chelsea
is often the best way to ensure the products used in your home are safe and environmentally friendly. However, you can make your own eco-conscious cleaning spray from ingredients already lying around your home.
Guardian columnist and self-confessed green freak Madeleine Somerville has provided some top tips
on how to concoct an all-purpose spray from everyday household goods.
1/4 cup of white vinegar
2 tablespoons of Dr Bronner's pure-Castile liquid soap (or any environmentally friendly dishwasher liquid)
1 tablespoon of Borax powder (optional)
Ms Somerville recommended filling a spray bottle with the hot water first, making sure to leave space at the top. Add the remaining ingredients and shake gently before use. You can also include various ingredients to improve your spray's disinfecting powers, such as tea tree oil.
For glass and window cleaners, she relied on a popular age-old recipe of 50 per cent white wine vinegar mixed with 50 per cent water. The spray should be applied to glass surfaces and wiped clear with a microfiber cloth for the best results.
Recent research from Co-Operative Insurance
showed 25 per cent of homeowners do one hour or less of cleaning per week. Nearly one-fifth (19 per cent) of these said it was because they didn't want to use cleaning products.
Let's hope Ms Somerville's DIY sprays can encourage more people to keep their home spic and span! Otherwise, perhaps you're more inclined to join the 20 per cent of respondents who said they'd prefer a professional
to do the job?