Eco-friendly cleaning products

Making your own natural eco-friendly cleaning products is easier than it seems. DIY products are an important part of going zero waste, enabling you to avoid plastic while maintaining cleanliness. You can find a couple of simple recipes for the most popular cleaning products below.

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Laundry paste

1 part household rapeseed oil soap
1 part borax
1 part washing soda (sodium carbonate)
2 parts water
(Optional) A few drops of essential oil

Blend all ingredients until the paste has a consistency of a cream. Ready! Use 1-2 spoons per laundry. Store your laundry paste in a closed jar.

Toilet rim blocks

3 parts baking soda
1 part citric acid
your favourite aroma oil
silicone ice cube mould

You need water but not too much: excess amount could start a chemical reaction preventing you from making your own toilet blocks. Use a small atomiser so that the mixture won’t start foaming. Pour water a little at a time while stirring: it’s most convenient to use someone’s help. Continue until the paste gets sticky. Let the blocks dry in the mould. Afterwards you can place them in a jar. To refresh your toilet, simply place a block inside.

Colour washing powder

1 part borax
1 part washing soda (sodium carbonate)

Mix the ingredients, place them in a jar. Use two spoons of powder per laundry. As easy as it gets!

White washing powder

1 part borax
1 part sodium carbonate
1 part sodium percarbonate

Mix the ingredients, place them in a jar. Use two spoons of powder per laundry.

Glass cleaner

1 part 10% vinegar
1 part water
an essential oil, i.e. sandalwood oil or lemon oil

Place the ingredients in an atomiser, shake well. Use it as every other glass cleaner.