Have you ever wondered what makes a cleaner all-purpose? Generally speaking, these products are soft on surfaces and hard on germs. The idea is to offer one product instead of many for cleaning made simple. After all, we know you’ve got a million things to do without stressing a mess.
Next up is what sets us apart from the pack. At MamaSuds, we’re all about transparency! That’s why our list of natural ingredients is anything but secret. Our organic all-purpose cleaner is a completely safe solution that smells like a dream. Keep your kids safe and your counters sparkling with our impressive cleaner.
As any mom can tell you, effective cleaning is all about the ingredients. We want the best for our families and know you do, too. That’s why we source pure oils and natural solvents for a family-friendly product. Here’s what you can expect to find in our all-purpose cleaner:
- MamaSuds original formula castile soap (potassium olivate)*
- Aloe vera gel, including non-GMO citric acid*
- Pure clove bud essential oil
- Pure organic cinnamon leaf essential oil
- Pure lemon essential oil
- Pure eucalyptus radiata essential oil
- Pure rosemary essential oil
*Aloe vera gel juice contains citric acid that may be derived from corn. Do not use if you are allergic to corn.
As you can see, there’s not a lot to it. Who knew perfection could be so simple? Really, we’ve found that using the best ingredients in balanced ratios is the secret to our success. Each ingredient offers its own unique benefits, like in the following essential oils.
Did you know that clove has anti-inflammatory properties? Besides its amazing scent, the clove plant is commonly used in cosmetics to fight inflammation. For example, one scientific study published in 2021 cited its ability to reduce inflammation by up to 20 percent over 3 hours. While cleaning products aren’t designed specifically for topical use, our all-purpose cleaner boasts several skin-friendly ingredients.
Nothing is as clean as a sun-ripened lemon. Besides its fresh scent, lemon essential oil offers secondary skin benefits. For example, did you know the plant’s detoxifying properties are good for oily skin? How about its ability to boost the immune system? That’s right: lemons are as useful to the skin as they are fragrant in the home. Good thing we included lemon essential oil in our all-purpose cleaner for yet another benefit.
Rosemary is another ingredient known for its revitalizing scent. Just like lemon, you’re likely to find it in kitchen cabinets and cosmetics alike. We thought we’d take things to the next level by adding rosemary essential oil to our all-purpose cleaner for its invigorating fragrance. In fact, this multifaceted ingredient is often considered a tonic to refresh and restore the skin.
Have you ever wondered what all-purpose cleaner is good for? In short, it’s formulated to use on many household surfaces. Every brand and product is different, so your best bet is to read labels carefully. However, most all-purpose cleaners, including ours, are designed to handle routine cleaning on a variety of surfaces.
While ovens often require specific cleaners and harsh chemicals, you’re free to use all-purpose cleaners on stovetops themselves. These surfaces are easier to clean based on better access and visibility. To clean, simply spray the surface and wipe it down using a microfiber cloth. Buff dry with a towel for a smooth, shiny finish.
If your kitchen has tile or laminate countertops, it’s okay to use an all-purpose cleaner. (Ours is definitely safe, thanks to its natural ingredients!) Spray your surface and wipe it off using a soft, dry cloth. For excess grease or residue, spot clean using stronger or more concentrated cleaning products.
Has your shower seen better days? Stay up-to-date on weekly cleanings using an all-purpose cleaner. Spray all shower surfaces, including the corners and door, for complete coverage. Rinse off and squeegee as needed. Pro tip: use an all-purpose cleaner for regular cleaning and minimal residue.
Did you know you can use all-purpose cleaner to mop floors? Thanks to its castile soap base, this cleaner can be easily diluted for use on wood, tile, or linoleum floors. Start by running warm water and adding ½ cup of all-purpose cleaner. Mop your floors in the cleaning solution and let dry. Pro tip: add plenty of water. Floors aren’t rinsed after mopping, so try to avoid unnecessary residue.
All-purpose cleaner is true to its name with a million different uses. Use it in your kitchen, bathroom, or living room floor for completely natural cleaning. Now that you know what it does, what it contains, and how to use it, it’s time to try it on for size.Are you curious about what we have to offer? If so, check out our online store for everything you need to know on current product availability. We’re thrilled to help other mamas like you get their houses clean while kicking chemicals to the curb. Thanks so much for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.
• Hydrogen peroxide, MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate, Castile soap and white vinegar can be used for non-toxic carpet and floor cleaning.
• Homemade all-purpose cleaners can be used to clean the bathroom non-toxically.
• Baking soda and vinegar solution is an effective way to remove hard water stains from the toilet and other surfaces.
• Castile soap with essential oils make a pleasant aromatic cleaner for bathrooms and other areas around the house.
• It is composed of water and oxygen which makes it safe to use in the home.
• MamaSuds produces Extra Strength Oxygen Powder for cleaning with hydrogen peroxide.
• Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean wounds, grout, toilets, carpets, and more.
• Additionally, it can be used as a mopping solution and laundry soaking aid.
• Check out MamaSuds range of natural household cleaning products for more information on eco-friendly cleaning.
• Rubbing alcohol can clean microfiber couches, while a vinegar solution is best for leather.
• For velvet couches, vacuum before brushing, and use a baking soda solution with lemon juice to deep clean and eliminate odor.
• Natural products from MamaSuds will keep furniture looking fresh and healthy without the use of chemicals.
Most people have common allergens in the bedroom, but the way they affect each person can vary greatly. Some of the most common allergens, like dust, mold, and pet dander, can be found in many bedrooms. They can negatively affect the way you sleep and cause you to wake up with a sore throat, stuffy nose, or cough. By reducing these common allergens in your bedroom, you can get a better night's rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
Dust is one of the most common household allergens, but, fortunately, it is easy to deal with through regular and thorough cleaning. Dust can collect in your curtains, carpet, rugs, and bedding to wreak bedtime havoc on anyone with allergies. To further stop the problem, you need to minimize the dust allergens from your bed. Use hypoallergenic covers for your mattress and pillows. Vacuum your mattress weekly and wash your bedding in hot soapy water once per week to remove dust buildup.
If you have pets, then you likely have pet dander. Even mild dander allergies can cause sleep issues, especially if your pet sleeps in or on your bed. Washing your bedding regularly does help, but there are other steps to take. Some people prefer to remove carpets from the bedroom to reduce allergens. If that's not possible or desirable, you should be sure to vacuum your bedroom carpet or area rugs at least every other day. Encourage pets to sleep on a washable pet bed so that you can launder it weekly. Bathing your pets weekly can also help reduce dander.
Mold grows in moist conditions and is more common in areas where humidity is high year-round. Using a dehumidifier can be helpful for preventing mold growth in your home and, specifically, your bedroom. It's also important to change your air filters regularly to improve the air quality. Avoid opening your bedroom windows during wet weather to keep dampness out. If you have an en suite bathroom, make sure to keep it well-ventilated after you take a bath or shower.
You may not always be aware of allergens in your bedroom. But, they may be causing sleep-related issues that can prevent you from falling asleep and waking up feeling rested. Dust, mold, and pet dander are some of the most common bedroom allergens, but they are actually quite easy to deal with if you follow these tips to get rid of them.
If your home is dusty and full of other allergens, it might be time to clean it. Give it a good scrub with some of our nontoxic household cleaning products!
This is slightly more of a Public Service Announcement than an article, but I have got to tell you to CLEAN OUT YOUR DRYER RIGHT NOW.
A few months back, my dryer (which is not old, yet it's not old) stopped working. It would tumble the clothes for hours and the laundry was still always damp. I didn't pay much attention to it because like always, I was doing a dozen other things at the same time. I finally said something to my husband about it and thought out loud that I should probably start looking at new dryers. He suggested we clean off the inside and maybe the sensors were dirty or something.
So I took my bottle of MamaSuds All-Purpose Cleaner and sprayed the inside of the drum and the inside of the door and wiped it all down. I did this twice for good measure. I then took a different rag and sprayed it with isopropyl alcohol and wiped everything down again. I then took the vacuum and sucked the lint out of the trap that gets caught on the edges. I noticed that there was still quite a bit of lint way down in that space where the lint trap goes. (Sorry ladies + gents but I don't know the technical terms for these parts!).
I asked the tiniest person in my house to try and reach down and grab the lint and she took one look at the lint and fled the scene. Great. Now what?! I located an old wire hanger and got a giant wad of lint out. I couldn't believe it!
I Facetimed my mom to show her what the heck came out of my dryer and she suggested going behind the dryer and sticking the vacuum hose into the vent. OH. MY. GOODNESS. So gross. So much lint.
And now my dryer works just fine. Luckily, the dryer's safety features were working and since the dryer wasn't getting any air into it, it wasn't letting the heating mechanism on. Whew!
I put on my calendar every 3 months to clean the dryer out, you should do the same!
• Vinegar is an affordable and efficient cleaning product that can kill bacteria and germs and leave behind a clean shine.
• Baking soda can be used to scrub dirty surfaces and neutralize odors.
• Essential oils are effective replacements to harmful chemical cleaners while making housework more pleasant.
• Professional help may be necessary for certain tasks like carpet cleaning, upholstering, or deep spring cleaning.
Pathogens like harmful bacteria thrive in dirty environments. The accumulation of dust in the air and on surfaces can aggravate certain conditions such as asthma, especially in children and the elderly. Perhaps most importantly, pests like rats and roaches are attracted to unclean places where plenty of food and hiding space is often available. As part of your responsibility to keep your family healthy, maintaining cleanliness in the home is vital.
Several strategies can keep your home in top shape and prevent sickness. Most of the daily upkeep involved in cleaning a home is straightforward, easy, and fast. Ten minutes every day devoted to cleaning the house should be enough to keep your home clean until the next big cleaning day.
Here are a few tips for keeping your home free from harmful grime and dust from day to day.
Keep Your Floors Clean
Sweeping the floor and removing food sources can prevent rodents which can help keep your family healthy. The details matter – focus on extracting debris from even the tiniest cracks and crevices where it often gets stuck and festers into balls of pathogens that could seriously harm your family’s health. Mopping is not necessary every day, but you should give your floors a quick scan with the broom as part of your daily routine.
Wiping Surfaces and Spot Cleaning
The most effective cleaning for health is often the simplest. Taking the extra few seconds to wipe down counters after cooking a meal or tidying up a mess in the bathroom goes a long way in preventing the spread of germs. Don’t let things accumulate on surfaces that you eat from or use often because you would be exposing yourself over and over to bacteria and viruses that your body has already expended energy battling.
The most important thing you can do to keep your family breathing easily is by maintaining your heating and cooling system. If you have central air, this means routinely cleaning out all the air filters and the area around your unit. These machines perform the important function of purifying the air you breathe inside your home. When they are clean and in good working order, dust and other particles floating through your home are trapped in the HVAC’s filtering system, making removal easy.
Work these three daily cleaning practices into your routine for a healthy family.
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You probably do spring cleaning every year, but it's important to remember that you need to clean before winter hits as well. Colder temperatures and an increase in precipitation mean the inside and outside of your home need to be protected from the elements. Here are some great places to start your winter cleaning.
Cleaning indoors before winter hits means protecting your home from the potential bad weather about to arrive. Rain, snow, and overall wet weather arrive in most areas during winter. All that moisture makes it necessary to focus on keeping mold and mildew at bay in the home. Mold and mildew not only affect your health, but they also affect the value and structure of your house. Check underneath your cabinets for leaks. Wipe down the bottom of your windows and make sure no moisture is seeping in from the outside. Make sure also to keep air circulating in your home. The cooler weather does mean less humidity, but it also means less fresh airflow through your home. Turn on vent fans in your bathroom to clear out moisture and air out areas that are susceptible to mold, such as bathrooms and closets.
Your Home Exterior
Cleaning the outside of your home before winter hits is essential. It's not easy to go outside in the snow to wipe down the exterior windows and clean your siding. Do this before cold weather arrives. While you are cleaning, look for ways to protect your home from the elements. You may need to caulk around doorways or windows. It is also a good idea to repaint before cold weather seeps into your home. At the very least, clean your siding, your outside windows, and your yard before it's too cold.
Clean your car before snow and low temperatures make it a very unpleasant experience. Wash the outside thoroughly. Don't forget to clear out clutter and vacuum the inside as well. Dust and wipe down the interior, and clean the windows for maximum visibility. You may also want to set up a winter box in the trunk that holds anything you would need if your car broke down in winter. A clean car makes it easier to get out and about when it's cold and dreary.
Winter cleaning is real, and it's important to get started before temperatures drop. If you wait too long, you could end up being incredibly uncomfortable and inconvenienced. You will save yourself a ton of discomfort if you clean these essential areas early.
If you want to make your cleaning an all-natural experience, try our household cleaning products!