Cruelty-free cleaning around the home

Cruelty-free clean and shine

Many cleaning products continue to be tested on animals. However, there are many ranges that aren’t and are cruelty-free like M&S, Waitrose and Co-op own-brand products, Astonish amongst others.

It’s become increasingly easy for compassionate consumers to shop cruelty-free, with so many products available in stores as well as online.

For more information about cruelty-free products visit Cruelty-Free International, Leaping Bunny

Choosing the DIY Cleaning way!

How about using DIY cleaning products around your home, ingredients you probably already have around the house, like lemons, vinegar, salt and baking soda.

Here are just a few ways you can DIY it when it comes to cleaning:

Lemons are a great cleaning agent and have an incredible range of household uses. They are antibacterial and an antiseptic, even the oils in their rinds help to clean and shine.

Lemon can help clean copper, microwaves and food storage containers, simply cut the lemon up and dip into salt and use to clean.

Glass is easy to clean with vinegar, mix a little water with vinegar and pour into a spray bottle and use to wipe and clean glass. To help neutralize the vinegar smell why not add lemon to the vinegar.

For your surfaces, mix together vinegar and salt, these ingredients will really help clean. You could also use baking soda and vinegar on a damp cloth to wipe down surfaces to clean.

For all those greasy spots around the house, use some salt to absorb the grease then wipe down to clean. Alternatively, try lemon juice when removing grease from the kitchen tops and oven.

Drains can be tough to clean, try using a cupful of baking soda along with a cup of vinegar, then rinse with hot water.

To freshen the drain, mix hot water and a little lemon together and pour down the drain.

Making your own cruelty-free products is a great alternative and can be cost-effective too.

Happy Cleaning!

 

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