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10 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Chemical-Free Home Refresh

Spring is upon us, and you know what that means! It's time to rejuvenate your living space and get rid of the accumulated dust and clutter from the colder months. We no longer have an excuse to hide under the blanket! But with cleaning comes chemicals - here's how to protect her health while you ring in the spring.

Many commercial cleaning products contain synthetic chemicals, fragrances, and dyes that can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, contributing to indoor air pollution. Exposure to these chemicals can have several potential health risks: 

  • Respiratory Issues: VOCs from cleaning products can irritate the respiratory system, leading to symptoms like coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath. People with asthma or allergies may be particularly sensitive.
  • Skin Irritation: Some cleaning chemicals can cause skin irritation, rashes, or allergic reactions when they come into direct contact with the skin. 
  • Eye Irritation: Cleaning products that contain strong chemicals can lead to eye irritation, redness, and discomfort if they come into contact with the eyes. 
  • Headaches and Dizziness: Exposure to certain cleaning chemicals may lead to headaches, dizziness, or nausea, particularly in poorly ventilated areas.
  • Long-Term Health Risks: Prolonged or repeated exposure to certain chemicals found in cleaning products has been associated with more serious health concerns, including respiratory diseases, hormonal disruption, and even an increased risk of certain cancers.


Declutter First

Before diving into cleaning, start by decluttering your living spaces. Donate or recycle items you no longer need or use. A clutter-free space is easier to clean and creates a sense of tranquility.

Use Natural Cleaning Agents

Opt for natural cleaning agents like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. These ingredients are effective at removing stains, disinfecting surfaces, and eliminating odours without harmful chemicals.

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

Create a DIY all-purpose cleaner by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar. Add a few drops of essential oils like lavender or tea tree for a pleasant scent and added cleaning power. 

Steam Cleaning

Invest in a steam cleaner for a chemical-free and efficient way to sanitise carpets, upholstery, and hard surfaces. Steam effectively kills bacteria, viruses, and dust mites.

Microfibre Cleaning Cloths

Replace disposable cleaning wipes with reusable microfibre cloths. They trap dust and dirt effectively without the need for chemical cleaners. 

Natural Air Fresheners

Instead of using synthetic air fresheners, create natural alternatives like simmering citrus peels and herbs on the stove, or placing bowls of baking soda infused with essential oils around your home.

Homemade Furniture Polish

Mix equal parts olive oil and lemon juice to create a natural furniture polish. This concoction effectively cleans and shines wooden surfaces.

Ventilation is Key

Open windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate while you clean. Proper ventilation helps reduce indoor air pollution and freshens your home.

Wash Bedding and Drapes

Don't forget to launder bedding, curtains, and other fabrics in your home. Use eco-friendly laundry detergents to ensure a chemical-free clean. 

Green Cleaning Products

If you prefer pre-made cleaning products, look for eco-friendly and non-toxic options at your local stores. Many brands now offer plant-based and biodegradable alternatives.

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