How To Make Your Own Eco-Friendly House Cleaning Products.
Most families prefer to have eco-friendly home cleaning products to protect their children or pets from ingesting harmful substances.Others will choose the eco-friendly products to protect the environment. There are many common products at homes when mixed, form effective and safe cleaning equipment.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.
To remove stains on bath tubs and tiles, use it with a wet sponge. Baking soda is also good on grease, oil and color stained walls.
Baking soda + Vinegar + Water.
Baking soda softens water, scrubs and deodorizes.White vinegar wards off smells, cuts grease and also removes stains.This formula can be used as an all-purpose cleaner in the home.Tough stains on bathroom tiles and windows are easily removed by this formula.
1 table spoon of salt + 5 lemons.
The acidity in lime juice kills common bacteria and lifts rust while the rough texture of salt scrubs dirt off.Use lemon juice on a rusty item for 2-3hours then scrub it out using salt.
1/8 cup of white vinegar + 4 cups warm water.
This formula cleans windows effectively.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.Warm air causes formation of a cloudy appearance on the windows as the vinegar evaporates. The formula is effective on removing wall stickers, tags and adhesive wall papers.
125mls vinegar + 1/2 cup baking soda + boiling water.
We all have times when our drains clog up and the plunger just won’t work.Pour the baking soda in the drain first followed by the vinegar to cause a reaction.Next, pour the boiling water after 20minutes lapse to clear the residue. For plastic drains, use warm water to avoid damaging the drain.
Sodium Borate + Sodium Carbonate.
Put equal measures of borax and washing soda to make dish washer soap.Aluminum is easily damaged by this formula, therefore avoid cleaning aluminum utensils with it.
Baking soda, citrus peels, dried fragrance herbs.
These are used separately to deodorize the air and rid of musky smells in the house.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 scented herbs can be kept in house corners.
It’s pretty unbelievable that bananas have a hand in cleaning too!Make a paste of the banana peels with little water through blending them.Use the paste to gently remove tarnish from your silver pieces of jewelry. Dip them in water to get the paste off and polish with a cotton cloth.