DIY Natural cleaners for a healthy planet!

DIY Natural cleaners for a healthy planet!

How can we make bio-enzymes and natural cleaners at home for better health and environment

DIY Natural cleaners for a healthy planet!

Did you know that your usage of natural cleaners can save the water bodies from toxicity?


It has been researched that 1 in 3 cleaning products contain an ingredient that can harm human health or the environment. With the use of natural cleaners, this harm can be avoided. Natural cleaners can be made at home or bought directly from various online platforms. Using natural cleaners brings forward the following benefits - 

  • Biodegradable products are good for the environment

  • Natural cleaners tend to conserve resources

  • Plant-based and homemade cleaning products are cruelty-free

  • Eco-friendly cleaners are gentler on human skin and pet-friendly as well.

  • Natural cleaning products avoid caustic chemicals.

Today, we are going to share with you some DIY natural cleaners that can easily be prepared at home. You don’t have to be an expert to make your own cleaner. It just requires some basic ingredients and a simple procedure. Here it goes -  

  1. Bio-Enzymes

Bio enzymes are an all-purpose cleaner that can clean your - 

  • Bathroom tiles,

  • Kitchen sink,

  • Floor, 

  • Taps & steel appliances,

  • and any other messy surface


Along with helping you keep your home clean, they also promote a zero-waste lifestyle. They encourage sustainable living and are safe for the planet as well. Along with being affordable they also clean the surfaces efficiently. So, without any delay let’s quickly jump to the procedure of making Bio Enzymes. 

How to prepare bio-enzymes? 

  • The basic ingredients required are citrus peels, jaggery & water. You can also use other fruit and vegetable peels. However, it is advisable to use citrus peels for a better impact. 

  • Take an airtight container and mark the date of preparation. 

  • In the container, add water, citrus peels & jaggery in the proportion of 10:3:1. Place the closed container in a dark spot where it is not disturbed. 

  • Leave some space in the container so that the process can take place properly. Do not fill it to the highest possible quantity. 

  • Open the lid once daily and stir it. This will allow the gases to release and help in the process. Do not leave the container open for too long. 

  • After a period of 7-10 days, you can stir it once every 2-3 days. 

  • If you see a white foam forming on the top, it’s perfectly fine. The natural cleaner is forming and the yeast is doing its job. 

  • After a period of 90 days, you can strain the liquid and store it in dry bottles. 

  • With the leftover peels, you can start another batch of bio-enzymes. This will only take one month to form the cleaner. 

As you open the container during the period of 90 days, you will experience some kind of acidic smell in the container. This happens due to the fermentation process and it’s perfectly normal. 

  1. Homemade Cleaning Solution

This homemade cleaning solution can be immediately made and used to clean countertops and disinfect surfaces. It effectively removes the stains with some simple ingredients from the kitchen and a few essential oils. 

How to prepare Homemade cleaning solution? 

  • Take a small cup of a spray bottle and add to it, ½ cup of white vinegar.

  • Thereafter, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and wait for the foaming to calm down. 

  • Add 10 drops of tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil. 

  • To dilute this mixture, fill the rest of the bottle with water. 

  • Shake well after closing the top and it’s ready to use.  

It’s time we take action

Natural cleaners are health-friendly due to the mild ingredients used in their making. It’s time we switch to natural cleaners and adopt a safe lifestyle. This not only benefits us but also many other species and natural resources from being harmed. 

If you find it hard to make natural cleaner at home due to lack of time or any other reason, you can buy them. We have some of the best natural cleaners to keep your home and office clean. Well-known brands like kamarkattu and praanapoorna make 100% organic cleaners that are safe for your health as well as the planet. 

Source - 


Harmful components in cleaners 


Photo by Precious Plastic Melbourne on Unsplash


Author - brinda shah is a freelance content writer. she is a ca turned into a writer who loves to read, write & meditate. you can connect with her on linkedin  and on instagram

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