Natural Home Cleaning

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International Open Academy


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30 hours
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Be kind to the planet, your health and your bank balance by making eco-friendly natural household cleaning products!

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.

• Internationally-recognized accredited course
• Lifetime access – No time limits – Study at your own pace
• Start learning straightaway from any laptop or mobile device in any country
• Immediate certificate download when you complete the course

What you'll 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

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Are youtired 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, but natural cleaners are also 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 thebest all-natural household cleaning products that are safe enough to eat by making the recipes in our online course.

How is the Natural Home Cleaning course assessed?

There is a short multiple-choice exam at the end of each module for you to take and you’ll know your score immediately.

By studying online with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, those who successfully complete the exams will be awarded the Natural Home Cleaning PDF Certificate. (Already included in price)

You can also get the hardcopy ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

Natural Home Cleaning Course Syllabus

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 findingalternative 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 moreself-sufficientand 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


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.

Career path

  • Cleaner
  • Housekeeper
  • Janitor
  • Sweeper

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Sammy asked:

With covid 19 are these natural ingredients safe to use and will it kill the virus


Hi Sammy, Thank you for your query. In the Natural Home Cleaning Course you will find what essential oils are antibacterial, antifungal or antiseptic and smell amazing. You’ll see how you can use everyday products and natural ingredients that are safe enough to eat to make household cleaning products. Kaoutar - IOA Team

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