Most people make the switch to natural cleaning products for general house cleaning due to the high amount of chemicals (which may cause health hazards), found in many off-the-shelf products.
The benefits of ‘going green’ mean fewer health risks and less impact on the environment. With a little bit of extra effort you’ll be able to beautify your home naturally.
Making the switch from harsh chemicals, such as bleach, to home remedies isn’t as hard as it sounds. You’ll have most of what you need sitting in your pantry.
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Here are four kitchen products that you can use in a way you’ve never thought of using them before:
It’s often used in cooking but it can also clean, deodorise, soften water and scour.
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Attack an oven of grimy grease and cooking juices by making a paste of baking soda and water. Once made, spread paste over the bottom of the oven, leave for a few hours and then simply wipe off.
Take a cup of baking soda and put it in the toilet to let it soak for at least an hour. Then pour a cup of white vinegar and leave for 5 minutes before flushing.
Lemon is the fruit used most in and favoured for its strong food acidity against household bacteria.
Making citrus infused vinegar will take care of numerous home-cleaning tasks e.g. mopping floors, windows and surface disinfectant.
To make: Place lemon peels in a jar and top up with white vinegar for a few days. When you want to use it, just strain out the vinegar.
Food waste disposal (in sink)
These can get smelly so to ward nasty smells, cut a lemon in half and turn on the grinder and put in the lemon while the water is running.
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Everyone loves walking in the door to a fresh clean smelling home and your house will smell divine with this recipe:
– Sliced lemon
– 2 tablespoons of rosemary
– Dash of vanilla
Place into medium saucepan with ¼ cup of simmering water. Allow cooling and placing in a recyclable bottom and get spraying.
Most households would have vinegar in the kitchen, however white vinegar is the one you’ll want to cut through grease, remove mildew, odours, stains and wax build ups.
Place two cups of vinegar in a bowl without any other dishes and put it through a cycle. Your dishwasher will be all lovely and fresh.
Wrap a plastic bag with vinegar in it around the shower head and tie it so that the head is immersed. Leave for a few hours and then carefully remove.
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No one likes scrubbing the burnt pans after cooking. So instead, fill the pan with water, add a cup of vinegar and bring to the boil. Then remove it from heat and add baking soda – WARNING! It will fizz. Empty the pan and scour.
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You can buy this in powder form and it’s often found in many cleaning products – however it is a natural mineral.
Bathroom soap scum
Create a no-fuss scum by sprinkling Borax in the show or bathtub and add water. Then just wipe over it and rinse well.
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Place one teaspoon of Borax with 3- litres of warm water and wipe the shelves and draws with the mixture. Rinse well with water and wipe dry.
If you’re not sure where to buy Borax, Coles stocks the Bare Essentials Borax cleaner.
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