Cleaning products can be full of toxic chemicals and some are even known carcinogens. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to keep your home clean there are a surprising number of alternatives to harsh bleach, poisonous cleaning fluids and pollutant polishes.
These are just some of the options that will help you keep you home clean, toxin and chemical free!
1. Get Stains Out Of Marble
Kitchen counters made from marble look phenomenal, as do bathroom countertops but sometimes marble gets stained and then it’s no longer as pretty to look at.
Fortunately there’s a simple solution to removing stains, and all you need is lemon juice and salt. All you need to do is mix the 2 and create a paste, then rub it on the stain gently.
The stain should lift and the marble is as good as new.
2. Cleaning Your Microwave
The inside of your microwave can get quite manky, especially if you accidentally heat up food that pops and explodes, or smells pungent.
The easy solution here once again involves lemon juice, and all you need to do is pop 2 cups of water and quarter cup of lemon juice mixture in the microwave and cook it on high for 5-8 minutes.
The mixture will absorb smells and the steam will make it easier to wipe down encrusted surfaces inside.
3. Remove Stains from Carpets and Clothes
Club soda, or soda water is a very popular natural stain remover and it lifts stains out of just about everything, without leaving lighter marks like bleach.
All you need to do is douse the affected area with club soda, let it soak in and then absorb the excess with a towel, or pop the clothes in the washing machine.
4. Polish Silver
Silver polish can be very chemical, plus it usually smells awful too. Fortunately, corn-starch can do exactly the same thing, only naturally.
Mix a bit of corn-starch and water to make a paste, then cover the silver in this mixture and let it dry while you play online slots Canada for a bit. When it’s dry, buff it off with a cloth and you’ll reveal a beautiful shine.
5. Polish Wood
If you want to give wood a wonderful, lustrous shine and ensure its longevity, then olive oil is the secret.
You can use olive oil as a polish, but it as nourishes the wood and keeps it from drying out and cracking.
6. Clean a Stovetop
Salt is a wonderful anti-bacterial agent and it’s also a natural choice for when you need a clean up crew!
If you have an overflow at the bottom of the oven or stovetop you can simply sprinkle a bit of salt to absorb it, and when the area has cooled down, you can just wipe it away.
7. Polish Glass
Vinegar is your friend when it comes to washing windows. Not only does it cut through dirt and grime, it also leaves a lovely shine.
You can also rinse glassware in vinegar to give it an extra sparkle.