Clean your home with natural products – several tips and recipes
In the last 50 years the nature-friendly way of cleaning has grown very popular. Although the literature on the topic has also grown extremely huge over the years, in this article we will give you several simple and easy-to-apply recipes for homemade cleaning agents and detergents, with which you will be able to substitute the poisonous detergents that you probably use now. Preparing homemade cleaning agents is much easier than you have probably thought.
One of the best ingredients when it comes to cleaning is vinegar. You can use vinegar for the removal of almost all stains (even the greasy ones – the vinegar is very good at dissolving the grease) from your kitchen and from the bathroom. Here we will show you how to do it.
The mixture equal parts of vinegar and water is a great salvation if you have to wash the windows. It will be handiest for you to fill the mixture in a spray bottle. You can apply it to each appliance in your kitchen. The mixture is very good at removing the dirt and the smell from the inside of the refrigerator. The same is true for the dishwasher and the washing machine (although you will rarely have to wash the inside of the later).
Use only vinegar to dissolve the greasy stains, which usually remain on the oven. Remember to clean the vinegar after you have finished. For the purpose use only clean warm water and clean towel or rag.
The kitchen sink and the bath tub are prone to soap buildups. It is easy to dissolve them with white distilled vinegar. Furthermore, you can clean the tea kettle as well.
By mixing two tablespoons of ketchup and a tablespoon of vinegar you can polish all types of metals, especially brass and copper surfaces. They will be shinier than they have ever been. For the cleaning of aluminum we suggest you to use a mixture of boiled water and vinegar.
Although you can apply vinegar to almost all surfaces in your home, it is not a good idea to use for cleaning your clothes (except in the cases where there are small stained areas). However, you can still make a laundry detergent on your own. All you will need is washing and baking soda, borax and soap. You may also add purex crystals, but this is optional. Since all of the others come in the shape of powder, the only thing you will have to do is to grind the soap (you can do so even in your food processor, especially if the soap is soft). The preparation itself is easy – just mix the ingredients and you have a homemade laundry detergent.
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