Lemon, Vinegar and Baking Soda are the best natural cleaners around and if you are thinking of going Green, then these are products to use in your home.
These natural cleaning agents that are Safe and Effective are already in your house and by using them, you will reduces the number of chemical products that are brought into the home, saving you money and less worrying about harsh chemicals that can harm your health and environment.
Is a natural disinfectant due to the acidity and this is why many cleaning products contain citrus. Lemons are also a good stain remover and are great for deodorizing plastic containers.
Here are some great ways to use lemon in your home;
Clean the Microwave:
Remove grime from your microwave and keep it smelling fresh, by doing a thorough clean once a week.
Pour 1/2 cup of water into a microwave friendly bowl.
Slice up a lemon and drop the cut pieces into the bowl.
Put the bowl into the microwave on the highest power for 3 minutes, let the water come to a
boil. Once the timer goes off do not open the door, keep the bowl in for 5 minutes. The steam will remove all the grime from the sides and ceiling.
Open the microwave, remove the bowl and wash the inside and the door with a scourer sponge dipping in the lemon water if you need to remove any suborn stains.
To finish off, wipe clean with a dishtowel. Your microwave will be left smelling like fresh lemons.
Disinfect your Cutting Board:
To keep your wooden cutting board clean and germ free cleaning them once a week with this great cleaning hack. All you need is lemon, salt a bench scraper, warm water and a dishcloth or sponge.
Sprinkle some salt onto the cutting board.
Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the cutting board as you scour and move the lemon in circular motions.
Let the board stand 5 minutes.
Get the bench scraper and start scraping all the dirty liquid that is left behind into the kitchen sink.
Dip your sponge or dishcloth into warm water and rinse the board.
Get your Kitchen Sink Looking Like New:
All you will need to get your kitchen sink looking like new is Lemon and Baking Soda
Sprinkle baking soda into the sink then squeeze the juice of a fresh lemon over the baking soda. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes.
Mix the banking soda and lemon into paste by using an old tooth brush, add warm water if need to help with making the past.
Scrub the entire sink with the sponge or half of a lemon. Rinse and wipe clean with a dishcloth, your sink will be as good as new.
The bacteria that you do not want around your home is E.coli and Salmonella and Vinegar can kill both of them! Give your shelves and walls a good clean with vinegar and warm water or get rid of stains with equal parts of water and vinegar.
Here are few more things you can do with Vinegar around the house;
Clean the Showerhead:
Fill a zip lock bag with white vinegar and tie around the showerhead with an elastic band.
(This cleaning hack is best with showerheads made from stainless steel and chrome)
Leave the bag on for one hour (1 hour).
Once the hour has passed remove the bag, turn the shower on and the water will flush away any grime.
Polish with a soft cloth.
You can also prevent grime and mildew from forming on the walls and glass doors of the shower by spraying a solution of water and vinegar and then wiping clean with a cloth.
Get your Glasses to Shine:
Put all your glassware into the dishwasher.
Before you run the cycle, pour one cup of vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
Once the cycle is done, your glassware will not be cloudy but have a clear sparkle.
Clean your Refrigerator:
Instead of using harmful chemicals to clean the place where you store your food, use vinegar instead.
Pour equal parts of warm water and vinegar into a blow.
Using a dishcloth or sponge wipe the surface and the inside of the fridge with this mixture.
Rice with clean warm water.
Next to Vinegar, Baking Soda is one of the many non-toxic basic home cleaning agents. It absorbs odors keeping your cabinets and fridge smelling fresh.
Using baking soda around the house;
Clean Plastic Containers:
Get rid of left over food stains and bad odors from plastic contains;
Put four tablespoons of baking soda into your sink and fill with warm water.
Soak the containers for 15 minutes, rinse and dry off with a dishcloth.
You are left with fresh smelling containers and no food stains.
Baking soda helps balance the pH levels of the detergent.
Add a cup of baking soda to your load of washing.
Your laundry both dark and white will come out looking brighter.
Start by making a paste with three parts baking soda and one part water.
Mix into a paste with an old toothbrush.
Rub the paste onto the silverware with a clean cloth.
Rise with water.
So there you have it, the three best natural cleaning agents that can be used to keep your home free from toxic chemicals. For more great information check out these amazing cleaning tips
Thank you for reading and happy cleaning.