Alternatives To Cleaning With Bleach

Dated: 01/21/2020

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Whether you're washing clothes or cleaning the kitchen and toilet, bleach is a go-to household product for most aspects of cleaning. But, are you aware of the negative impacts of using bleach around the home? Not only is it corrosive, but it can also be toxic in specific environments – especially in enclosed areas without fresh airflow. Bleach is dangerous to use around kids and pets, too.

To avoid any kind of harm on your family, why not use natural products which are perfect alternatives to bleach when it comes to home cleaning? If you're looking for bleach alternatives, you have come to the right spot. 

In this post, you will come to know about some simple, safe, and effective products that you can use instead of bleach. Have a look and give a try to any of the following products. 

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an excellent alternative to bleach. Well-known for its fresh, natural scent, you may use this oil as a cleaner and disinfectant instead of bleach. Simply combine a few drops of tea tree oil with warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your countertops, appliances, and bathroom to remove stains. Not only will these areas be less harmful while you clean, but they will also smell great.

2. Lemon Juice

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Citric acid available in lemons is an excellent cleaner, and this property makes lemon juice an ideal replacement for bleach. Lemon juice is safe, non-toxic, and smells pleasant. All you have to do is – take a half lemon and rub it on the surface you want to clean – whether it's cutting boards, kitchen sinks, or toilet.

You can also make a mixture of water and lemon juice, put it in a spray bottle, and use it as a cleansing product. 

3. Baking Soda

Baking soda is another great alternative to bleach - it is a multi-purpose household product around the home. To use it as a cleaning product, just mix it with water and make a paste. Now apply this paste in your kitchen, bathroom, or toilet to take off tough stains. 

You may also use baking soda in your laundry instead of bleach as it can help in breaking down stains, grease, and residue. All you have to do is – mix 1/2 cup baking soda into your detergent, and your clothes will come out clean, fresh, and smelling better. 

4. Vinegar

Though the odor of vinegar may not be pleasant, it is a safe alternative to bleach. The acidic properties of vinegar make it a handy home cleaning product. Make a solution by combining vinegar with water (1:1), put it into a spray bottle, and use it as a cleaner to keep your home tidy.

Like baking soda, vinegar is also a perfect alternative to bleach when it comes to laundry. It brightens your clothes. Pour some vinegar in the washing machine while washing your clothes for a better wash. 

5. Castile Soap

Manufactured with olive oil, castile soap is another great alternative to bleach. The best part is that this soap is biodegradable and safe to use. Dilute it with water and use it to scrub your dishes, floors, and bathrooms. Apart from this, you may also use castile soap in your laundry as a detergent by mixing it with baking soda, borax, and vinegar. 

These are some of the products that you can use instead of bleach around your home to keep it looking shiny and sparkling. If you're one of those people who are still using bleach to keep the house clean, give a try to these amazing alternatives, and be ready to feel and smell the difference. 

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Dakota A. Riley

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