Most families prefer to have eco-friendly home cleaning products to protect their children or pets from ingesting harmful substances.Some make the choice for the sake of 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. It can also be used to remove color marks, grease spots and oil streaks on walls.
1/4 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup vinegar + 2 liters of water.
Baking soda softens water, scrubs and deodorizes.White vinegar wards off smells, cuts grease and also removes stains.This mix is a general all-purpose cleaner.Bathroom tiles and windows stains can be cleaned using this formulation.
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.
2 table spoons of white vinegar + 4 cups of 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.Clean the windows when the air outside is cooler.Hot air causes the vinegar to cloud the windows. This can also be used to ease the adhesive on wall stickers, tags and wall papers.
1/2 cup baking soda + 1/2 cup vinegar + 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 in the drain first followed by the vinegar to cause a reaction.Next, pour the boiling water after 20minutes lapse to clear the residue. Warm water is preferred for drains made of plastic to avoid melting them down.
Borax + Washing soda.
Mix equal parts of sodium borate, commonly known as borax, with washing soda to form dish washer soap.Aluminum is easily damaged by this formula, therefore avoid cleaning aluminum utensils with it.
Citrus peels, baking soda, dried scented herbs.
They can be used separately to mildly scent the home.When citrus peels are put in the vacuum bag, the oven or microwave, they leave refreshing 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.Use the paste to gently remove tarnish from your silver pieces of jewelry.Once done, clean the jewelry with water and polish with a cotton cloth.