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Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning Products for Your Gallatin Valley Rental Property

Gallatin County Woman Cleaning the Kitchen with Organic ProductsPeople like a clean kitchen. Nevertheless, it is also crucial to know that not all cleaning products we use in our Gallatin Valley homes are safe for our environment. Lucky for us, there are available eco-friendly cleaning products to make our kitchens sparkle. As a matter of fact, with just a few simple ingredients most people already have in their cupboards, you can formulate safe, effective, natural cleaning products that cost a fraction of store-bought brands that would get you the same results.

There are many reasons to opt for eco-friendly cleaning products in the kitchen. Harsh chemicals can be very harmful to your skin, eyes, nose, throat, and respiratory system. Additionally, they will become a serious threat to any pets or sensitive household members. Even with the negative effects on your health, most store-bought cleaning products contain chemicals that can harm the environment as well. Toxic chemicals can seep out of our kitchen drains into rivers, lakes, and groundwater, killing vegetation, polluting the soil, and poisoning fish and animals.

Eco-friendly products, rather, have simple, non-toxic ingredients that are better for the environment. Not all brands that claim to be “natural” or “organic” are truly eco-friendly. Only a few federal regulations define which products can claim to be “natural,” There are no regulations requiring cleaning product manufacturers to list the product’s ingredients on their packaging.

The burden is on the consumer to find truly eco-friendly brands or to make their own cleaning products. Some of the best eco-friendly cleaning products you can make or buy contain the same simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. These two pantry staples can tackle almost any mess your kitchen can produce. With the use of a few other ordinary, versatile cleaning supplies, you could clean your entire kitchen, floor to ceiling, without resorting to the harsh chemicals included in many store-bought brands.

Case in point, sealed wood, and tile floors can be cleaned and disinfected with just a little white vinegar, some warm water, and a mop or rag. Even though the smell of vinegar may not be all that pleasant, you can easily add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to make your kitchen smell great. This also works for cleaning one of the messiest parts of your kitchen: inside the oven. Getting that burned-on gunk off your oven’s interior can be a difficult task. With a little baking soda, water, and some patience, you can use a baking soda paste to remove all that tough grime. It is best to allow the baking soda paste to sit overnight before scrubbing for the best results.

Glass and shiny surfaces can also be cleaned with eco-friendly ingredients. Mix some rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, corn starch, and water in a clean spray bottle. After that, spray and wipe clean with a lint-free or microfiber cloth. It would be great not to use paper towels to clean glass and shiny surfaces since they are not eco-friendly and leave streaks and paper towel pieces behind.

If making DIY cleaning products still doesn’t sound like a good idea to you, there are quite a few eco-friendly options now available. Some of the more popular brands are Mrs. Meyer’s products, Bon Ami cleansers, and Method brand products. These and similar brands guarantee that their products are both safe and effective, not to mention eco-friendly. Almost all of these brands are using 100% postconsumer recycled plastics in their packaging.

It hardly matters whether you opt to buy or make kitchen cleaning products, once you start to go natural, you will never go back to harsh chemicals again. Not only will you preserve yourself and your property, but you will be doing your part for the environment, too.

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