Natural Cleaning Products You Can Use at Home
Natural Cleaning Products Are Important In Every Home.
If you want to create an eco-friendly home, one factor to consider is switching to natural cleaning products. These options can save you time, money, and reduce chemical exposure for everyone residing in the home.
Here are a few Natural Cleaning Products to consider.
1. Lemons: The acid in lemon juice removes stains caused by dirt and rust. It’s most effective when mixed with salt, making an excellent scouring paste. Use it to clean your countertops, cutting boards, dishes, grout stains, plastic food storage, and even your laundry.
2. Essential oils: Some plant-based oils can kill bacteria and mold. A drop of peppermint oil is as potent as 30 cups of peppermint tea, so it’s guaranteed to be very strong.
– Clean your combs and brushes using tea-tree, lavender or eucalyptus oil.
– Apply two to four drops of tea tree oil to scuffed floors.
– Orange oil is perfect for removing gum from clothes.
– Lemon oil is used for shower doors.
– Clean your toilets with tea tree oil.
– Clean your windows with lavender or lemongrass oil.
3. Liquid Castile soaps: They’re not only great for the skin, but they’re also effective in loosening grime and dirt from surfaces. You can use these soaps for cleaning your car, floors, marble countertops, bathroom tiles, sinks, shower, and stovetop and vent hood.
4. Cooking oil: Olive and sunflower oil can dislodge dirt, diminish scratches and hydrate dried out and aged wood. You can use it to clean cast iron pans, leather shoes, rattan and wicker furniture, stainless steel and wood.
5. Borax: Borax makes detergents even more effective when added to your laundry. It also kills mold and fungi and softens water. You can use borax to clean baseboards, countertops, and walls. You can also clean china with it. It can also be used to clean your pots and pans, as well as your toilet.
6. Vinegar: It can clean off tarnish, soap scum, mineral deposits, and a lot more. Distilled white vinegar can inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and some bacteria. You can even use vinegar to clean your coffeemaker, dishwasher, glassware, floors, moldy walls, showerheads, steam iron and windows.
7. Baking soda: It can absorb odors and remove stains effectively. Use baking soda to dislodge gunk on your can opener, clean garage floors, and other concrete surfaces, garden tools, grills and barbecue utensils, stove burner grates, stained tea cups, upholstered furniture and scuffed walls.
8. Table salt: The granular texture of salt makes it perfect for scrubbing. You can use table salt, sea salt, and kosher salt. You can use salt to clean glassware, greasy pots and pans, oven spills, stained cups and mugs, wooden counters and tables.
1. Avoid cleaners marked “poison” or “danger” on the label and look out for other hazardous warnings such as “corrosive” or “may cause burns.”
2. Avoid products containing chlorine and ammonia, which can cause respiratory problems and skin irritation.
3. Phosphate-containing detergents may cause algae blooms, so switch to a milder detergent.
4. Switch to microfiber. Antibacterial microfiber cloths can clean almost any surface effectively. Simply add water and clean away!
5. Citrus and vinegar can work magic together. Fill a jar with organic citrus peels and pour white vinegar over them. Leave for up to two weeks and strain out the vinegar. You can use it to clean and disinfect.
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