Eco Home: Homemade recipes for cleaning that do not harm the environment

We are before a Historic moment in which the world stops dead due to the crisis of coronavirus. It is something that has happened and that has made us stop overnight and make us value more importantly, our families, friends and our planet. It is time to also reflect on caring for the planet so that it does not reach the same crisis.

Now that we can take time to do a more thorough cleaning of our home, we must take care of certain details that we are ignoring: the contamination that generate certain chemical found in cleaning products, both for us and for the environment.
Why? There are cases in which these substances they are not recycled correctly and end up in our seas, contaminating them and hurting thousands of Marine animals.

But let's not obsess! We are going through difficult times, but as a family. East "stop"To which we have been subjected to perform as a society, because of the pandemic we are going through, take advantage of it, do something productive and positive with our time. In fact, the kids can help us!
Positive thing we can get from doing organic products is that we teach others to take care of our environment and we save money. Is awin-win!

Brushboo has prepared some very simple homemade recipes to create our ecological disinfectants. Even many of them were used in the past, in the time of our grandmothers. Come on! Create your own eco lab!

Kitchen cleaning


  • Fresh lemon cleaner for oily surfaces, appliances and faucets

    You only need water, lemons, white vinegar that you find in the kitchen and a glass jar that you have at home and you were planning to throw away. ¡Reuse! Clean the jar, dry it. Next, cut the lemon into slices and pour it into the jar, leaving a finger of space before reaching the top. Then, pour the vinegar until the lemons are covered. Cover the bottle and let it rest for 3 to 4 weeks.

    After time, pour the content into a spray bottle you have at home (remember, recycle) and pour the same amount of water and that's it.


    The degreasing properties, antioxidant and disinfectant lemon in combination with vinegar, which absorbs odors, cuts fat and absolves dirt is the perfect combination for use in kitchen and bathrooms.

  • Dishwasher

    It is a great way to save. Also, our dishes will not be in direct contact with chemicals. You only need: 3 lemons, 2 glasses of water, 200 gr. of coarse salt, 1 glass of white vinegar, ¼ glass of rinse aid and a glass bottle or a container that you have stopped using. You just have to mix strongly and use. Watch out! Which is for manual use only.

  • Vegetable and fruit disinfectant: Baking soda, apple cider vinegar and an old brush

    These products pass from the field to the distributors and, finally, to us. In this supply chain, we do not know how these raw products have been treated and that, on many occasions, we consume them directly. To make sure of a good cleaning:

    Fill a bowl or tap with lukewarm water and add a tablespoon of bicarbonate (per liter of water), one of vinegar and let it soak for a few minutes. Then we use a toothbrush that we no longer use (previously disinfected in a saucepan with boiling water and a few drops of lemon for 5 minutes). We brush each fruit and vegetable, removing the wax. Rinse with clean water.

    Bathroom cleaning

  • General disinfectant for sinks, toilets and showers

    With the help of a sponge or brush that we no longer use (previously disinfect with boiling water and lemon in a saucepan) we scrub the spaces with dirt. In an old (recycled) bottle, pour 1 tablespoon of baking soda for every quarter of a liter of warm water.



    For the toilet, add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to the mixture. Rinse with water.

  • Flooring solution

    Simply pour 3 liters of warm water into the mop bucket, mixed with 1 glass of vinegar. It is sufficient disinfectant of floors in general.

    General house cleaning

  • Solution to disinfect the mobile

    It has been shown that mobiles They are Fgerm sources and that we use it approximately 100 times a day. We are at risk of becoming infected, especially by the coronavirus, which could remain in it. Therefore, we recommend using a cotton cloth (it can be an old T-shirt that we cut into pieces). Besides, in an empty bottle that you no longer use, we pour 60% water and 40% alcohol that we find at home. It is recommended to clean the mobile returning from the street or having been in contact with other people.


  • Laundry detergent

  • It prevents our clothes from being damaged by so much chemical use and is very effective. We need a piece of neutral coconut soap, 2 lemons and 4 tablespoons of ammonia (biodegradable).

    Melt the soap in 1 liter of warm water (you can grate or chop it previously). Then we add 5 liters of cold water. Lemon juice is added to the mixture and, finally, ammonia is poured (carefully. Use gloves, preferably). Mix. Store it in vintage laundry detergent bottles. Let's reuse! We will have 6 liters of detergent with satisfactory results.

    With these tricks, surely you will have a lot of time to occupy. The important thing is to do it at awareness, since this way we will be protecting the environment and our family.


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