Supposedly the current cleaning sprays that dominate the market kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs in our homes – their adverts show comfortingly white surfaces with food touching them, and we are all meant to sleep a little better in our beds knowing the horrible germs can’t get to us. However, looking at what makes up these sprays, I don’t know what these ingredients are, and I certainly wouldn’t want to ingest the products – in fact it tells you not to on the bottle!
Now I am by no means saying that these products are not safe, nor am I saying they shouldn’t touch our food. However, what if you could clean your home with more natural products – things that can be ingested safely – isn’t it more comforting to picture your food touching something else you would eat, rather than chemicals you wouldn’t?
Equally, I truly believe that there is no good to come from killing every single germ, particularly around babies and children, but also adults. We build up immunity to bacteria and germs by experiencing them, and by allowing our bodies to fight the infections that these bugs may pose. Killing all exposure to germs opens up an issue when we eventually do have to experience them.
I have tried and tested this product, and am happy to state that I believe it works, and I won’t go back to my previous plastic bottles with dubious liquids. I use this spray on my kitchen side, on my leather sofa, even on my floors – I have an excitable puppy, and sometimes the excitement doesn’t quite make it outside in time! It makes me much happier thinking that I am cleaning my sides and floors (and whatever else needs it) with a product made entirely of edible ingredients that aren’t going to harm my dogs when they lick their paws, than something that might.
White Vinegar (this is available cheaply from supermarkets)
It is very simple – fill a glass jar with lemon peel, and top up with white vinegar – let it sit for a few weeks, and then put the vinegar into a spray bottle with an equal amount of water – easy peasy!
I like to put some peels in the spray bottle too, for aesthetics (although my bottle is dark), but otherwise the peels can now be disposed.
We are told to keep all cleaning products out of the reach of children – I don’t have any children yet, but (hopefully) as and when we do, I will still keep products like this out of the way even though they are not particularly harmful – it still would not be good for little tummies to try and digest a lot of vinegar – or get their mittens on glass bottles!
DISCLAIMER – I hope that this is informative to you, and please let me know if you have any questions about this – I would like to just highlight, I am not a scientist, and I have not tested the qualities of this product from any aspect other than knowing I am using non-toxic ingredients, and for me, it makes my house clean to a standard that I am happy with.