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About the course
Are you tired of cleaning your home with harsh products full of chemical ingredients? Make your own green cleaners which are easy to make, kind to your home, child-friendly, pet-friendly, and smell naturally delicious.
The air you breathe indoors can be up to five times as polluted as outdoor air, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. One problem could be in your cleaning products as many contain chemicals linked to asthma, allergies and even cancer, according to Environmental Working Group tests.
You can cut out pollutants by making your own all-natural household cleaning products using the easy-to-follow recipes in this course.
Not only will your home be germ-free, safe and green, natural cleaners are better for your health, kinder to the planet and save you money.
Our course shows you what goes in many store-bought cleaners and the harm they cause. You’ll see how everyday products like lemon, salt, baking soda, club soda, white vinegar and olive oil can make every room in your home sparkle.
Use the best all-natural household cleaning products that are safe enough to eat by making the recipes in our online course.
What you will learn
In this course, you will find:
What ingredients are in your commercial cleaners and the harm this does to you and the environment
How to make and use your own safe, natural alternatives
A room-by-room cleaning guide
How to clean every surface, every appliance, every piece of furniture and all types of materials
How to tackle nasty smells, mold and mildew without using strong chemicals or artificial air fresheners
Tips on how to clean less in the first place and preventative cleaning methods so you never have to do a huge spring-clean again
Essential oils that are antibacterial, antifungal or antiseptic and smell amazing
Recipes for making your own all-purpose liquid cleaners and all-purpose cream cleaners
International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.
Module 1: Introduction
- 1.1 The benefits of cleaning naturally
- 1.2 What is green cleaning?
- 1.3 Why should I clean green
- 1.4 The basic rules of green cleaning
Module 2: Toxic Cleaning Ingredients
- 2.1 Chlorine
- 2.2 Detergents
- 2.3 Formaldehyde
- 2.4 Fragrance
- 2.5 Triclosan
- 2.6 Volatile organic compounds
Module 3: Green Cleaning Ingredients
- 3.1 Baking soda
- 3.2 Borax
- 3.3 Club soda
- 3.4 Essential oils
- 3.5 Hydrogen peroxide
- 3.6 Lemons
- 3.7 Liquid castile soap
- 3.8 Microfiber cloths
- 3.9 Olive oil
- 3.10 Salt
- 3.11 Soda crystals
- 3.12 White vinegar
Module 4: Getting Started
- 4.1 How to get a fresh smelling house - naturally
- 4.2 Green all-purpose cleaners
- 4.3 Natural antibacterial cleaners
- 4.4 Window cleaners
Module 5: A Clean, Green Kitchen
- 5.1 Chopping boards
- 5.2 Drain cleaners
- 5.3 Dishwasher detergent
- 5.4 A clean fridge
- 5.5 Keeping your trash can clean
- 5.6 Kettles, tea and coffee
- 5.7 Ovens and microwaves
- 5.8 Sink cleaners
Module 6: Greening The Laundry Room
- 6.1 Fabric softeners and laundry detergent
- 6.2 Stain removers
- 6.3 Machine maintenance
- 6.4 Shoe polishes
Module 7: Detoxifying The Bathroom
- 7.1 Bathtub cleaners
- 7.2 Limescale, mold and mildew remover
- 7.3 Grout, tile and shower cleaners
- 7.4 Toilet cleaners
Module 8: Naturally Cleaning The Bedroom And Living Room
- 8.1 Dust and dust mites
- 8.2 Polishing and waxing
- 8.3 Carpet cleaning
- 8.4 Cleaning floors
- 8.5 Natural air filters
Who is this course for
Everyone. We owe it to our health and the environment to ditch harmful chemicals and use natural, safe alternatives
For everyone who starts to cry, get itchy skin or wheeze when cleaning your home. The chemicals in your cleaners could be the problem.
People with pets or children who want to ensure they are not harmed by touching or eating harmful cleaning products
People seeking to live a greener, eco-friendly way of life
People who love finding alternative uses for everyday ingredients in their kitchen cupboards
Anyone who wants to save money - DIY natural cleaning products are multi-purpose using cheap ingredients
People who need more storage space. You don’t need loads of different products for every room or surface when you use the best all-natural household cleaning products
Anyone who wants to be more self-sufficient and live a more sustainable life
People who are already careful about what they eat or put on their skin, should turn to natural cleaners to be mindful of the air they breathe
How will it help me
Commercial cleaners may smell fresh and natural but often the fragrance is made from nasty petrochemicals. Be kind to yourself, your body, your environment and your household budget by using safe and natural household cleaning products. Throw away the childproof lock on your cleaning cupboard - most of these natural recipes are safe enough to eat.
After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.
All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). They will also earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE).