What do most of us do when we need to do some cleaning at home? Right, we go for the cleaning agents that our closets are stuffed with. However, recent researches have proved that those chemicals can be pretty much unsafe for our health!
In addition, people tend to keep on using them even when they’re expired which makes those products extremely harmful.
So what shall we do?
Fortunately, it is very simple to find much safer remedies for cleaning in our home homes! Besides, they will be way cheaper.
Want to clean green? Then check out and take into account our top-10 homemade cleaning remedies everyone can prepare themselves.
You might not know but this powder that can always be found on the kitchen shelf is perfect for scrubbing tiles and tubs, as well as for whitening up laundries. It’s also a good substitute for any artificial deodorizer.
While we mostly use it for cooking, powdered mustard is a great replacement for dishwashing chemicals. It is a very gentle scrub so it can be safely used on even delicate surfaces, and the result is always awesome. When mixed with baking soda, such a blend will fight even the nastiest grease!
Not only perfect deodorizers, but these essences are also all anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic. Pay special attention to lemon, tea tree, and peppermint oils. The first one fights stains, has whitening abilities both for garments and floors, removes grease and stickiness.
Tea tree oil is perfect for dealing with mold and mildew whereas peppermint one can be pulverized over the kitchen and bath counters to kill germs.
For cleaning, simply add several drops to the pulverizer with water and spray.
Distilled white vinegar
This is a truly versatile thing since it kills mold, deletes stains on clothing and surfaces, sanitizes, returns windows and glass their transparency and shine, and kills bad odors. And that’s not a complete list!
To prepare a cleaning agent, simply add acetum to the pulverizer with water and several drops of any essential oil to make the scent more pleasant.
For deleting the musty smell from the clothing that was forgotten in the barrel, just re-launder them with 2 tbsp of acetum.
It is only made of water and oxygen which makes this liquid harmless. However, remember that it must never be mixed with vinegar since these two make a bad reaction.
Otherwise, whenever you need a remedy for cleaning a fridge insides, disinfecting counters, sanitizing cut boards, or cleaning drains, grab a bottle of peroxide (for drains, it works just great with baking soda!).
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Yes, a simple table or sea salt! It can become your number one remedy for cleaning bath, kitchen, toilets, and even for fighting with spots!
For instance, to make the insides of the fridge cleaner, it’s enough to pulverize them with the salt diluted in sparkling water. Want to clean a carpet? Sprinkle it generously with salt, then water, and vacuum after 30 min!
Fresh lemon juice
This citrus fights grease and dirt, and even soapy traces perfectly. Besides, it prevents mold from appearing and works as a disinfectant and deodorizer.
A good substitute for the chemicals that clean glass.
Need to polish your wooden furniture? Then drop a couple of drops of olive oil on clean cotton cloth – and your tables and chair will be shiny again! Works perfectly on leather furniture and items, as well as on parquet, too.
Vitamin C fizzy tablets
Except for intaking them, use those for cleaning dirty tubs!
These extremely cheap products can be used for a great variety of purposes from cleaning carpets to dishwashing, laundry, stain removing, and even floor and tile cleaning!