Safe and Natural Ways to Clean Your Home

  • White Vinegar..when it comes to natural cleaners, it’s tough to beat white vinegar, you can use it all over the house to clean, disinfect and deodorize just abut anything.  Mix white vinegar with equal parts of water and you can use it on counter tops, cabinets, appliances, sinks, tubs, toilets and bathroom fixtures.  Worried about the smell of vinegar it goes away as soon as it dries.
  • Baking Soda..Baking soda is a natural alternative to non-abrasive cleaners.  Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge or cloth and you can use it to scrub away light stains of just about any surface in your kitchen or bath.  Mix three parts baking soda with one part water and make a paste that is perfect for cleaning silverware, baked food from pots, treating stains on clothing.

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    English: Sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogencarbonate, sodium bicarb, “baking soda”, “bread soda”, “cooking soda”, bicarb soda Deutsch: Natriumbicarbonat, Natriumhydrogencarbonat, “Natron”, “Backpulver”, “Bullrich-Salz” natriumvätekarbonat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
  • Lemon Juice..Lemons are highly acidic with powerful antibacterial properties that make them nearly perfect natural cleaner.  It works wonders on dissolving soap scum and hard water deposits.  Mix one cup of olive oil with 1/2 cup of lemon juice for a all-natural polish for hardwood furniture.
  • Borax Powder..Borax is a natural mineral that has been used for ages as a laundry booster that cleans, whitens, lifts stains, eliminates odors.  Borax can make everyone’s least favorite job (cleaning toilet) easy, simply add 1/4 cup to the bowl and let it stand for about a half hour and brush.  Clean garbage disposal by putting three tablespoons of Borax down the drain, wait an hour and then run very hot water to clear away the order-causing food and bacteria that cling to the inside of the disposal.

 

Vinegar as a cleaner
Vinegar as a cleaner (Photo credit: Sweet One)
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