Families will prefer eco-friendly home cleaning products to protect their little ones and pets from harmful ingestion of chemicals.Others choose them for the environment’s well-being.Commonly available items at home form effective cleaning products. Generally, before trying any formulations at home, use a little of it on a hidden area first. Below are some of the common cleaning agents found at home.
1/2 cup baking soda.
Scrub on tiles and bath tubs with a wet scrubber. It also removes grease spots, oil streaks and color marks from walls.
4 table spoons baking soda + 8 table spoons vinegar + 2 liters of water.
Baking soda naturally scours, deodorizes and softens water.White vinegar wards off smells, cuts grease and also removes stains.This formulation can be used for various house hold cleaning.Window stains and tile marks are scrubbed off using this formula.
Salt + lemon juice.
The acidity in lime juice kills common bacteria and lifts rust while the rough texture of salt scrubs dirt off.Leaving salt on rust and soaking it with lemon juice for 2-3 hours gets it off easily.
2 table spoons of white vinegar + 1 liter of warm water.
This formula cleans windows effectively.Do not use colored newspapers as the color will stain the glass, non colored paper or cotton cloth is preferred.Clean the windows when the air outside is cooler.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.
There are times when the plunger just won’t work for that clogged drain.Put the baking soda in the drain, then the vinegar to cause a chemical reaction.Wait for 20 minutes before pouring in the boiling water to clear the residue. Warm water is preferred for drains made of plastic to avoid melting them down.
Borax + Washing soda.
Mix sodium borate and sodium carbonate in equal parts to form dish washer soap.Avoid cleaning aluminum utensils with this mix as washing soda corrodes it.
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 is sprinkled lightly on the carpet and rugs to remove damp smells. Dried scented herbs can be kept in house corners.
Would you ever have thought bananas could clean too?Blend the peels into paste with little water.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.