DIY Cleaning Products

DIY Cleaning Products

Many of the commercially available cleaning products contain high dosage of chemicals that might be harmful to you and your family, especially if you have babies or toddlers at home or if you have allergies or skin conditions that might be aggravated by it. While natural cleaning products do exist however, they are often expensive and not everything that is labeled as natural is necessary good for you. The following are seven natural cleaning products available right in your house.

baking-soda-waterBaking Soda:

Perfect for deodorizing your fridge and can be used as a disinfectant and a stain remover. Mix it with water to make a thick paste and use the paste to clean hard surfaces in your bathroom and your kitchen.

To remove stains, leave the paste to soak on the stained surface for a few minutes before scrubbing it off. For tougher stains add salt to the mixture.

vinegar-bottleVinegar:

The acidic nature in this product makes it a great cleaning agent and a disinfectant.

Just add a ¼ or ½ cup of vinegar into a bucket of water and use that to clean up anything from hard surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen to windows and glass surfaces and even hardwood floors. You can use undiluted vinegar for cleaning the tougher stains.

orange-womanCitrus fruits or peels:

The acid in those fruits mixed with salt makes a perfect cleaning agent. Simply, sprinkle salt on hard surfaces such as the tub or bathroom floors, cut an orange, a lemon or a grapefruit in half and use it as a scrubber.

Give it a few seconds to react with the salt and rinse with water.

hydrogen-peroxide-fingerHydrogen Peroxide:

The bubbling agent in it works very well for removing stains off hard surfaces and even off clothes of light colors. It is great for removing red wine and ink stains off carpets and clothes.

Just mix it with water and wet a paper towel with it and place it on the stain for a few minutes. Cover it with a dry towel to take the mixture out.

white-chalkWhite chalk:

This is a slightly unusual tip, but white chalk is one of the best grease stains remover there is.

Whether it is from oil, food or even darker grease from tools can be removed by simply rubbing it off using a white chalk. Give it a few minutes for the powder to soak up before washing it away.

boraxBorax:

This natural product is a great addition for laundry detergents. It is also great for disinfecting kitchens and bathrooms.

Just use the powder as you would usually use powder detergents and mix water to clean hard surfaces.

peppermint-oilEssential oils:

Those are great agents to add to some of the above mixtures in order to give it a nice smell. Those include peppermint, citrus and lavender among others. Just add the essence to other mixtures.

You can also add it to water and spray it on to your laundry. You can also use them for air fresheners.

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