Avoid Harsh Cleaners - Use Natural Cleaners
Avoid harsh chemicals when cleaning and rely on more natural ways to clean your home. Not only is it better for the environment, but better for your health and your wallet.
► Baking Soda is a Natural Deodorizer
Deodorize carpets - sprinkle, wait 15 minutes and vacuum.
Cleanser - make a paste of baking soda and water and use any where you would need a scouring cleaner - cuts grease on kitchen counters and microwaves.
Laundry booster - helps detergent clean better and deodorize clothes.
Toilet bowl cleaner - sprinkle in baking soda and add white vinegar and scrub to clean and deodorize.
► Vinegar is a Natural Cleaner, Disinfectant and Deodorizer
Unclog drains - pour one cup of baking soda down the drain followed by one cup of vinegar.
Rub on cutting boards to clean and disinfect.
Air freshener - boil 1 cup vinegar in a pot of water on the stove to purify and freshen the air.
► Lemon Juice is a Natural Sanitizer
Dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits.
Disposal cleaner - When done with a lemon, cut into sections and put in your garbage disposal to clean and remove odors.
Furniture polish - Mix 1 teaspoon of lemon juice with 1 pint of vegetable oil and use on wood furniture.
► Hydrogen Peroxide
Multi-use disinfectant and bleach alternative - sprayed separately, one after another, hydrogen peroxide and undiluted white or apple cider vinegar will kill Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli bacteria. This mixture can be used on everything from fruits and vegetables, cutting boards and countertops - simply spray and wipe off.