Common Eco-Friendly Home Cleaning Products And How To Make Them.
Many families opt for eco-friendly home cleaning product s to protect their pets or children 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. Generally, before trying any formulations at home, use a little of it on a hidden area first. Here are some common formulations.
Scrub on tiles and bath tubs with a wet scrubber. 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 is a natural scourer, deodorizer and water softener.White vinegar wards off smells, cuts grease and also removes stains.This mix is a general all-purpose cleaner.Window stains and tile marks are scrubbed off using this formula.
2 table spoons of salt + 5 large lemons.
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 + 4 cups of warm water.
This is a good window cleaner.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. 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. After 20 minutes, pour in the boiling water to rinse out 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.Aluminum is easily damaged by this formula, therefore avoid cleaning aluminum utensils with it.
Citrus peels, baking soda, dried scented herbs.
These household items are used to deodorize the home.Lemon and orange peels can be put in the vacuum bag, the microwave and oven to absorb odors and leave sweet citrus scents when put on. Baking soda is sprinkled lightly on the carpet and rugs to remove 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!Make a paste of the banana peels with little water through blending them.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.