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Widely, cleaning products are used to eliminate toxins and chemicals from the households. Harsh chemicals are often used to clean the hard rust and dirt of the house, but it can be harmful. In recent years, Natural cleansers have attracted a lot of us, and why not, they are harmless for the children and is much safer and improves the air quality. Logically, using all natural cleaning products for your cleaning purposes is one of the healthy choices.
I spent hours of my life hunting on the internet for ideas, recipes, suggestions and useful hints on making the homemade cleaners. After troublesome trials and so many errors, I have come up with some of my favorite recipes. And, I am sharing it here, so that you could engage your leg-work to something more important than cleaning.
Before I get into writing some specific recipes, let me just put this; baking soda and white vinegar could be the best combination for your natural cleanser, and it works for everything. Don’t believe me, then, try your hands on both of them; they are inexpensive and environment-friendly. You can find them in your kitchen whenever you have run out from your cleaning solution.
1. Homemade Grout Cleaner
Most of the time, the best cleansers on the market are made up of hard chemicals. So, here I made some homemade grout cleaner to tackle the grout of my bathroom. And, it worked, well.
1. In a container, put baking soda and few drops of hydrogen peroxide.
2. Make a paste of it, and check its consistency. Here it is ready to use.
3. Apply it on the grout with the help of a toothbrush and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
4. After 30 minutes, scrub it, and spray some vinegar and water. It will bubble out and scrubbing would be easier, scrub it until it is clean! Rinse with water.
2. Homemade Wood Floors Cleaner
If the wooden flooring is dirty, try using a solution made up of 1/8 cup plant- based fluid detergent and 1/8 cup filtered white vinegar to 1 gallon of water. Further, you can put few drops of essential oil or lavender oil for fragrance.
If it is ceramic or stone floor, use hot water and a pH controlled neutral all-purpose cleaner.
Tips for wood floors-
Wood floors need an occasional cleaning and if you clean them on a regular basis, you might end up making the surface harder that will track more dirt. A wise advice would be to keep the shoes at the door.
3. Homemade GLASS CLEANER
this recipe works for cleaning glass windows and mirrors.
What you will need：
• 2 cups of water
• 1/2 cup of white/cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol
• 1 Tbsp cornstarch
• Drops of orange essential oil (for the fragrance)
How to use:
Put all these ingredients and store it in a spray bottle. You can apply the mixture on a soft cloth or paper towel; all you need to do is, spray it and then use it on the glass.
Precautions: Avoid using the product on a hot, sunny day as it might dry, quickly. And, will leave lots of streaks on the glass that you don’t want to see, apparently.
4. Home Made Heavy-Duty Scrub
this recipe works well for rust stains on enamel sinks and tubs.
• Half a lemon
• 1/2 cup borax
Use it on the rusted sinks and see the prophecy it produces.
Enjoy a healthy and natural cleaning!
5. HomeMade Laundry Detergent
The material you will need is :
• Borax 3Lbs
• Baking soda 3lbs
• Baking Soda Super wash 4lbs
• Oxo Clean 3lbs
• 2 Bars of Zote
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