Cleaning is one important task that we do everyday to make sure that the home is presentable and safe for the kids. This way, we are ensured that the kids will not get sick just because there are uninvited bacteria in the house. So, today, we have a guest post about home cleaners that we can use from simple ingredients that we may already have at home.
If you are getting sick and tired of always spending money on all the different cleaning products you find in stores and have finally decided to go 'green' with your cleaning, let me help you make the transition. You do not need all those specific cleaners, why would you spend money on six different things when what they all do can be done by one or two cheaper cleaners?
There are several key ingredients, most of which can be found in your home, that can be used to make yourself natural multi cleaners. They are known and praised by anyone who has switched to 'green' cleaning. Whether you have or haven't heard of their almost magical powers when it comes to cleaning, here are the key ingredients used for home made multi cleaners:
White VinegarYes, this marvellous and tasty cooking ingredient is also used by many people and companies like DomesticClean Chelsea for cleaning. White vinegar or also known as 'distilled vinegar' has amazing disinfectant and deodorizing properties and can clean pretty much all kinds of surfaces and level of dirt. Properly proportioned and mixed with water it is an amazing cleaner and stain removal. It can also be used for laundering, a few drops in your laundry machine and it does wonders.
Rubbing AlcoholIt has pretty much the same use as the white vinegar and it can be used to clean fairly everything in your house, but it is also a great disinfectant. Especially if you want to disinfect your home before winter – the flu season. Rubbing alcohol mixed with water will do a great job.
Baking PowderAh, this is the magical ingredient for the toughest and dirtiest spots in your home. Backing powder mixed with a little water is a great abrasive that can cut trough grease and grime with ease. It is widely used for cleaning sinks, bathtubs, tiles. It is a great deodorizer and is one of the most used cleaning ingredients because of its multi purpose use.
Lemons/Lemon JuiceThis amazing smelling ingredient is fantastic for your cleaning in many ways. Keep in mind that it always has to be mixed with something else – backing powder, water or oil. It can be used to polish your cutlery, wash your fruits and veggies, wash stagnant food from your plates, even polish wood. Not only the lemon juice, but the lemon peels can be used too. It removes bad odours and thanks to its fresh smell your home will smell nice, too.
Essential OilsThey service the same purpose as lemon juice. Only with them you can choose your scent. Some can only be added in order to leave nicer smell in your home. Or you can simply use them to make a natural air freshener. Mix your favourite scent with water, put in spray bottle and there you have it. Other oils, such as tea tree and eucalyptus also have disinfecting and antimicrobial properties. And they last you a long time, since you only need a few drops.
Borax or just a simple soapNow Borax is a store bought product, but it is widely used when it comes to home made cleaning products because it has many properties. It can be used laundry and cleaning products and it also has a great feature of a bug repellent. But when it is used as an ingredient to a multi cleaners, it can be replaced with any other liquid soap. You might be amazed at how good a simple soap can clean.
And voilà, here are the six main ingredients any household should use when it turns to eco-friendly cleaning. It will save you a ton of money and will not fill your house with dangerous chemicals. Mix your ingredients and make yourself great multi cleaners that are ten times better and more efficient and healthy than the commercial ones.
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