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4 Natural Kitchen Cleaning Products That Will Clean Your House

By Katie

Most people make the switch to natural cleaning products for general house cleaning due to the high amount of chemicals "4 Natural Kitchen Cleaning Products That Will Clean Your House"

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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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Source: Hello From The Natos

Here are four kitchen products that you can use in a way you’ve never thought of using them before:

Baking soda
It’s often used in cooking but it can also clean, deodorise, soften water and scour.

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Source: Secretly Healthy

Oven
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.

Toilet cleaner
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.

Citrus fruit
Lemon is the fruit used most in and favoured for its strong food acidity against household bacteria.

General disinfectant
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.

Air fresheners

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Source: The Yummy Life

Everyone loves walking in the door to a fresh clean smelling home and your house will smell divine with this recipe:

Ingredients
– Sliced lemon
– 2 tablespoons of rosemary
– Dash of vanilla

Method
Place into medium saucepan with ¼ cup of simmering water. Allow cooling and placing in a recyclable bottom and get spraying.

Vinegar
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.

Dishwasher cleaning
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.

Shower heads
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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Source: Curious Nut

Burnt saucepans
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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Borax
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.

Find out more Bathroom Cleaning Tips.

Fridge
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.

Don’t have time to clean or need a helping hand? Why not Get Cleaning Quotes with Airtasker and reclaim your weekend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie

Marketing Communications Manager Katie is bright, bubbly and slightly obsessed with sport whether it's watching or playing in social teams. She also enjoys music and the fact that she can walk to and from the beach.

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Comments

  1. Kang Chen

    i need to use baking soda to unblock my drain

  2. Angela

    My oven gets dirty very fast. I didn’t realize that I can clean it with a simple product like a backing soda and a lemon. Thank you for the great tips!Regards!

  3. Jessy Gothworth

    Baking soda and vinegar are the ultimate home cleaning helpers. In some combinations – they can produce a fresh deodorizer, consisting entirely of natural products, which you can use to revive your old carpets, draperies and upholstery.

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  5. Sharon Potter

    I clean the bathroom just with vinegar and baking soda. I must say that this is the best combination for cleaning any spot in the bathroom! Great article!

  6. benjaminkeogh

    Thanks for all the great information on homemade natural cleaners. There’s a lot of information on the web, but in many cases ideas don’t work well. I use corse salt, lemons and baking soda to clean my copper bottom pots works great. and i am using doctor power fabric cleaner for fabric. It is brilliant as prewash treatment. You can also use it for carpet, curtains and soft furnishing.

  7. Ophelie Stone

    All the bathrooms at home need a big cleaning all the time. I have a big family and bathroom cleaning is essential. Thank you for the great tips on homemade cleaners. You’ve given great ideas!

  8. GJ

    All gemstones that are transparent, clear like glass, can safely be cleaned with regular dish washing liquid and as hot water as your hands can tolerate.

    The only exception are those Emeralds that has cracks reaching the polished surface of the stone and which may have been filled with oil to improve the stone’s appearance.

    At home; I can only get my wife’s tea stained cup (she don’t rinse after use) cleaned using lemon juice and some brisk rubbing.

  9. Megha Ahuja

    Great blog! It will give information regarding four kitchen cleaning products that will keep your house clean.

  10. Martin

    Good post.