Many families opt for eco-friendly home cleaning product s to protect their pets or children from ingesting harmful substances.Others will choose the eco-friendly products to protect the environment.Many available products at home form great house cleaning products when mixed in the right quantities.First use a little of the mix in a hidden area of the house to test if you got the right strength of the concoction. Below are some of the common cleaning agents found at home.
1/2 cup baking soda.
Use it with a wet sponge to scrub stains on bathroom tubs and tiles. Baking soda is also good on grease, oil and color stained walls.
Baking soda + Vinegar + Water.
Baking soda is a natural scourer, deodorizer and water softener.White vinegar on the other hand is a good stain remover and also cuts grease and odor.This mix is a general all-purpose cleaner.Window stains and tile marks are scrubbed off using this formula.
Salt + lemon juice.
Coarse salt makes it easy to scrub off dirt while lime juice’s acidic nature gets rid of common bacteria and rust.Leaving salt on rust and soaking it with lemon juice for 2-3 hours gets it off easily.
1/8 cup of white vinegar + 4 cups warm water.
This is a good window cleaner.Use old, newspapers that are not colored to rub the formula on stained windows. Use non colored newspapers to clean the windows with the mix.Do not clean the windows when it’s excessively hot.Hot air causes the vinegar to cloud the windows. You can also use this formula to remove stickers on the walls, tags on new items and old wall papers.
Equal measure of vinegar and baking soda + boiling water.
Accumulation of dirt on a drain for a long while might not be easily cleared out by the plunger.Pour the baking soda then the vinegar; this will elicit a reaction. After 20 minutes, pour in the boiling water to rinse out the residue. Use warm water for plastic drains to avoid melting them down.
Sodium Borate + Sodium Carbonate.
Mix equal parts of sodium borate, commonly known as borax, with washing soda to form dish washer soap.Washing soda corrodes aluminum; therefore avoid using it on aluminum utensils.
Citrus peels, baking soda, dried scented herbs.
They can be used separately to mildly scent the home.Lemon peels placed in the vacuum bag, microwave and oven leave citrus scents when put on. Sprinkle baking soda on rugs and carpets hours before vacuuming to take of damp smells. Dried and crushed herbs can be left in corners to release mild aromas.
Who would think bananas could help out with the cleaning too!Blend the peels into paste with little water.Now use the paste to rub the tarnish from your silver jewelry.Once done, clean the jewelry with water and polish with a cotton cloth.