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. Commonly available items at home form effective cleaning products.It is safe to first try out the formula on a small hidden area before going full throttle. Here are some common formulations.
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.
4 table spoons baking soda + 8 table spoons vinegar + 2 liters of water.
Baking soda softens water, scrubs and deodorizes.White vinegar cuts grease and odor and is also a good stain remover.This mix is a general all-purpose cleaner.Window stains and tile marks are scrubbed off using this formula.
1 table spoon of salt + 5 lemons.
Coarse salt makes it easy to scrub off dirt while lime juice’s acidic nature gets rid of common bacteria and rust.Use lemon juice on a rusty item for 2-3hours then scrub it out using salt.
2 table spoons of white vinegar + 1 liter of 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. The formula is effective on removing wall stickers, tags and adhesive wall papers.
125mls vinegar + 1/2 cup baking soda + boiling water.
There are times when the plunger just won’t work for that clogged drain.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. Use warm water for plastic drains to avoid melting them down.
Sodium Borate + Washing soda.
Mix sodium borate and sodium carbonate in equal parts to form dish washer soap.Washing soda corrodes aluminum; therefore avoid using it on aluminum utensils.
Lemon peels, baking soda, dried scented herbs.
These household items are used to deodorize the home.When citrus peels are put in the vacuum bag, the oven or microwave, they leave refreshing scents when put on. Baking soda can be sprinkled on rugs and carpets some hours before vacuuming to absorb smells. Dried scented herbs can be kept in house corners.
It’s pretty unbelievable that bananas have a hand in cleaning too!Use little water to blend the peels into a paste.Use the paste to rub of tarnish from your silver pieces of jewelry.Once done, clean the jewelry with water and polish with a cotton cloth.