Celebrate the return of spring with some spring cleaning tips that will revolutionize your standard cleaning routine. Whether you want to polish hardwood floors or scour the bathtub, you can do it safely and naturally when you use homemade and chemical-free products. To get you started with a fresh and natural spring cleaning routine, here are five common products you can easily find or make at home.

1. All-Purpose Household Cleaner

For everything from getting dirt off countertops to tackling a stain on the sofa, it's nice to have a go-to all-purpose cleaner on hand. To make a classic blend with ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen, mix 3 cups of filtered water, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Combine the mixture in a large bowl until everything is dissolved. Then use a funnel to pour the mixture into a spray bottle. You'll now have a quick and handy product for cleaning your home.

2. Laundry Detergent

Es gibt zahlreiche Rezepte für hausgemachtes Waschmittel, die Borax, Essig oder andere Zutaten enthalten, aber die wichtigsten Bestandteile sind simpel. Die einzigen Zutaten, die Sie brauchen, um zu Hause Waschmittel herzustellen, sind 6 Tassen Waschsoda und 3 Stücke hochwertige Seife. Wenn Sie dem Ganzen noch eine gewisse Duftnote verpassen möchten, geben Sie einfach ein paar Tropfen ätherischer Öle dazu. Mixen Sie eine große Menge hausgemachten Waschmittels für natürlich saubere Wäsche.

3. Wood Polish

Oil up your wood countertops, cutting boards, furniture, or other wood surfaces with a homemade wood polish made of olive oil and lemon juice. To make this polish, simply combine one part lemon juice with two parts olive oil in a small jar. Then just apply a little of this mixture to your surfaces, and rub it into the wood with a clean cloth as you go.

4. Air Freshener

Vergessen Sie chemisch belastete Düfte und mixen Sie lieber Ihre eigenen Lufterfrischer. Hierzu kombinieren Sie 30 bis 60 Tropfen Ihres liebsten ätherischen Öls, 1 Teelöffel einer neutralen Basis wie Wodka oder Zaubernuss und 50 ml Wasser miteinander, um einen frischen Duft für Ihr Zuhause herzustellen. Mixen Sie einen blumigen Duft für den Frühling oder entscheiden Sie sich für eine klassischere Mischung mit beispielsweise Lavendel, die zu jeder Jahreszeit passt.

5. Bleach Alternative

For those tricky bathroom areas where you need a strong, abrasive cleaner, consider making your own bleach alternative. When you combine 2 cups of hydrogen peroxide with 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (plus essential oils as desired), you make your own super-strong cleaning solution that will last for up to three months. Because exposure to light weakens the solution, be sure to store it in a dark or covered spray bottle.

These spring cleaning tips should give you a great place to start when you're hunting for more natural cleaning options. By whipping up these five homemade cleaning products, you'll not only be able to take advantage of ingredients and products you may already have on hand, but you'll also be able to create chemical-free cleaning solutions that you can feel good about using.