Monday Use non-toxic products, like natural fibres and home remedy cleaners
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7)
Many popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. The majority of indoor air pollution comes from cleaning products. Long term effects can include.
The respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer Non-toxic homemade cleaning products aren’t only better for us; they can also help save us money and protect the environment. Here are some suggestions!
Toilets For a heavy-duty toilet scrub that deodorizes while it cleans, pour ½ cup of baking soda and about 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into the toilet. Add ¼ cup of vinegar to the bowl and scrub away while the mixture fizzes. Bath and Shower To get rid of mildew, spray pure white vinegar , let it sit for at least 30 minutes, and then rinse with warm water with a sponge.
Disinfectant: Skip the bleach and make a homemade germ-killer instead. Just mix 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap, and 20-30 drops of tea tree oil. Voila!
Countertops: For a simple, all-purpose counter cleaner, mix together equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. If your countertop is made from marble, granite, or stone, skip the vinegar (its acidity is no good for these surfaces) and use rubbing alcohol or the wondrous power of vodka instead.
Cutting Boards: All that’s needed to clean and sanitize cutting boards (wood or plastic) is… a lemon! Cut it in half, run it over the surfaces, let sit for ten minutes, and then rinse away. If you need some serious scrubbing power, sprinkle some coarse salt over the board, and then rub with ½ a lemon.
Oven: To clean caked on food, heat the oven to 125 degrees. Once the oven is warm, spray the caked-on stuff with vinegar and then pour salt directly onto the affected areas. Turn off the oven, let it cool, and then use a wet towel to scrub away at the mess.
Microwave: Pour some vinegar into a small cup and mix in a little lemon juice. Put the cup in the microwave, let the microwave run for 2 minutes, and leave the door closed for several more minutes. Open the door and wipe down the sides with a warm cloth — no scrubbing required!
Sink Drain: To unclog a stuffed-up drain, boil 2 cups of water. Pour ½ cup of baking soda into the drain, and then add the water while it’s still hot. If that doesn’t do the trick, follow the baking soda with ½ cup of vinegar, cover it up tightly (a pot lid should work ), wait until the fizzing slows down and then add a litre of boiling water.
Pan De-Greaser: To cut through the grime on frying pans, simply apply some salt (no water necessary) and scrub vigorously.
Refrigerator Cleaner: . Add about ½ cup of the baking soda to a bucket of hot water. Dip a clean rag in the mixture and use it to wipe down the fridge’s insides.
Floors: For a tile cleaner , simply combine one part white vinegar with two parts warm water in a bucket. Use a mop or rag to scrub down the floors with the solution. No need to rinse off! (not recommended for wood floors).
Walls:To scrub down walls, mix ¼ cup white vinegar with 1 quart warm water, then use a rag to scrub those walls down. To remove black marks, simply scrub at the spot with a little bit of baking soda.
Windows and Mirrors: For an all-purpose window cleaner, combine 1 part white vinegar with 4 parts water (with some lemon juice for smell), then use a sponge or rag to scrub away.
Furniture Polish :Combine ¼ cup vinegar with ¾ cup olive oil and use a soft cloth to distribute the mixture over furniture. For wood furniture combine ¼ cup lemon juice with ½ cup olive oil.
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