No one likes the idea of having their family eat off a surface recently cleaned with a chemically laden cleaning product. Even though everyone wants a clean house, the products that are used to clean that house have come under scrutiny lately.
There are many choices on the market for natural cleaning products. Many people find, however, that they do not have the cleansing power of the chemically-laden products. That makes them seem only a little bit better.
But, for anyone who wants a natural clean, and one that works to cut through grease, soap scum, spills, and more, there is hope in the form of three ingredients. Most anyone has these items around the house.
White vinegar, baking soda, and rubbing alcohol all have powerful cleaning abilities. Add a few more ingredients to them to customize them into natural cleaning products that clean bathrooms, kitchens, floors and windows effectively.
White vinegar along with warm water is an amazing natural cleaner. Don’t worry about the smell. It disappears as soon as it dries. Dip a cloth into the mixture and use it to clean sinks, tubs, and toilet surfaces. You can put the mixture in a spray bottle to make it easy to clean appliances and counters.
Use vinegar in the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the bowl as usual and flush. Stains can be removed after letting the mixture sit for 10 minutes and then using a pumice stone to scrub.
You can make an amazing home floor cleaner with two cups vinegar, a quarter cup of rubbing alcohol and three drops of dish soap. It works on marble, granite, and stone. The vinegar will not etch these materials as it evaporates before it can cause a problem with its acidity.
You can also add drops of essential oils to add fragrance. A few things to keep in mind: do not use compound oils as those can leave a greasy residue behind. Be sure to use a pure dish soap, too. Anything that contains anti-bacterial ingredients is not ideal.
You can even use vinegar as a fabric softener. Pour a cup in the rinse cycle. The smell will dissipate and your clothes will be left soft without causing any irritation to anyone who is susceptible to allergies.
Another excellent item to sue to clean around the house effectively is baking soda. Mix it with water to create a paste that can be used to clean the inside of an oven. Apply the mixture and let it sit. Scrub it off with a stiff brush and your oven will be free of any grease, grime or baked-on spills.
It is an excellent scrub. Apply it to a damp cloth to clean a kitchen sink or your stove top. It can also work wonders on cleaning the inside of a toilet.
You can also make use of rubbing alcohol to polish off chrome bath fixtures, mirrors, and windows. Add equal parts of vinegar to it and it is even better at cleaning while giving everything a brilliant shine.
Another combination is using a few tablespoons of alcohol with about a half cup of distilled water. Put the combination mix into a spray bottle. It also becomes a handy cleaner to have for getting counters and mirrors as clean and disinfected as possible.
These three items are inexpensive to buy and can give you homemade natural cleaners that work for just pennies. They are non-toxic and do not leave any harmful smells behind. For a natural clean, use these products every day. Thank you for reading our blog. Please follow us on our Yelp page.