NATURAL CLEANING SUPPLIES
Most cleaning products are full of chemicals and can emit toxic fumes into the air, which are harmful to your family's health and to the environment.
In order to avoid inhaling these toxic fumes, start cleaning with natural cleaning supplies.
Some of the best natural cleaning supplies are vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, whitening toothpaste and salt.
Remove rust from kitchen shears with vinegar. Constant exposure to iron rich food particles can leave blades rusty. Spruce them up with a vinegar bath. Place shears in a tall cup full of vinegar. Let them sit for five minutes, then rinse. Vinegar's acetic acid breaks down rust's iron oxide particles, leaving your kitchen tool looking brand new.
Clean windows and mirrors with water and vinegar to get your glass sparkling.
Mix equal parts of vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle, spray onto mirror and wipe dry with a soft microfiber cloth. When spraying cleaners, fumes are sprayed into the air. Inhaling these harsh chemicals can be harmful to your lungs
Polish wood furniture without toxins. In a spray bottle, combine two parts olive oil, and one part lemon juice. Shake well and spray onto furniture. Let it sit for one minute, and then wipe off. The lemon juice acts as a cleaning agent, while the oil penetrates the wood's pores to restore its natural shine.
Scrub your stainless steel pots and pans with baking soda instead of abrasive cleaning powders.
Powders can leave a film on your pots which can be absorbed by the foods you cook, the next time you use that cooking utensil.
Instead, sprinkle a little baking soda into your pan, scrub with a scouring pad, then rinse with warm water. Your pots will sparkle like new.
Restore yellowed tile grout to its original white color with whitening toothpaste.
Spread a thin layer on the grout, then scrub with a damp toothbrush. The paste's mild abrasives will break down soap scum while its whitening agents will bleach any unsightly stains.
Gently remove oil based paint from skin with olive oil.
Moisten a cotton ball with a few drops of olive oil and rub in over the affected skin.
The Olive oil's molecules attract the oil molecules in the paint, so paint comes off easily, leaving your skin soft.
Remove coffee and tea stains from mugs with salt and lemon.
Sprinkle a little salt into the mug, and scrub with a lemon wedge, then rinse with warm water. It gently removes stains without damaging or leaving a residue like abrasive powders do.
Clean your BBQ grill without any harmful chemicals.
Wad up a ball of foil and use it to scrape grime off the grill's metal bars.
Its rough texture will make burnt-on food glide off. This method cleans grates better than a wire brush.
Natural cleaning supplies are not only good for your health and the environment; they are also good for your pocketbook. You will save a ton of money each year.