Pet Safe Natural Cleaning.
Whether you have just one single pooch, or multiple dogs; you’ll love these easy home made natural cleaner recipes. Natural cleaners remove pet odours and stains in a jiffy, but carry less risk to the environment. Read on to find out more about pet safe natural cleaning for dog owners.
Even with just one dog in the house these days, I deal with a lot of dog hair and often mud, being tracked through the house. When I look after my son’s whirlwind springer spaniel, the doggy aroma doubles!
Like many people, I have been trying hard to be more environmentally conscious when it comes to consumer goods. This is especially so when it comes to buying cleaning products.
We are also much more aware of the amount of packaging we buy. It is beneficial for everyone, including our pets, to try and use more natural products for cleaning. This is not only good for the environment, for is also good for our health and the health of our pets.
Home made products work just as well, and they’re often cheaper. Here’s a couple of recipes that Holidays4Dogs has found.
Vinegar based baking soda spray.
White vinegar is a brilliant solution as a basis for lots of cleaning jobs around the home. And – it works incredibly well on wee wee stains. Even old accidents that you discover have happened behind the sofa some time ago. If you pair vinegar with baking soda, (natures own deodoriser), you have a perfect combination for cleaning all manner of things.
What you will need:
2 cups of lukewarm water
2 cups of white vinegar
4 tablespoons of baking soda
An old spray bottle (make sure this is thoroughly washed before use).
Mix the vinegar and water in a bowl, then add the baking soda gradually, (it does have the tendency to fizz up; so use a large bowl!). Pour into a spray bottle and away you go.
Citrus based cleaner.
This one takes a little longer to prepare. However, it’s worth the bother as it is a brilliant deodoriser as well as being great for removing stains. It needs to be made up and left for three months. This is how the enzymes are cultivated – the ones that break down stains and smells on a molecular level.
What you will need:
7 tablespoons of brown sugar
About 1 – 2 cups of lemon and orange peel
I litre of water.
A large container to hold the contents – a large glass jar or two would be best.
Put the sugar into the container and add the citrus peel. Next, add the water and tightly seal the container before giving it a good shake. Loosen the lid to allow gasses to escape and after three months your cleaner will be ready to use.
Natural cleaners are always handy to have around if you have pets. They make far better sense for the environment, as well as being cheaper on the pocket. Something we all need to be mindful of.
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