Cleaning the household can be a difficult task and can turn into a frustrating one when the used cleaning products are not efficient. Most of these household cleaning products are packed with chemicals that can be harmful for the body and not to mention the fact they are not cheap.
Therefore, we recommend the use of natural products which by all means are greener and economical, and it is most likely that they are already there on the shelves of your kitchen. These natural ingredients reveal versatile uses that can clean efficiently different areas of your homes which is not the case with the bought cleaning products. Most importantly these are not toxic and safe for the environment.
We are talking about the conventional baking soda, lemon, vinegar, and castile soap that are multi-purpose products. Here it is what each product can contribute for your household.
This ingredient can be used as cooking, cosmetic, medical and cleaning agent. It can clean many things in your home like the kitchen, bathroom surfaces, laundry, silver, removal of stubborn stains and unpleasant odors. According to a conducted research released in AFA Watchbird, baking soda can successfully clean your home and in the safest way. The reason for its efficacy lies in its alkalinity that eliminates the dirt and stains from your clothes or furniture. Not to forget that it is cheap but efficient in whitening and removing stains. Once dissolved in water it can interact with the acids that are present in the stains and thus help in their elimination.
It is believed that the lemon juice is a natural biocide that can disinfect the drinking water. There is still no conducted study on this issue, but the fact remains that the citric acid present in lemon can kill some germs and bacteria.
Vinegar has in its content 5% acetic acid and because of that it is an efficient natural alternative for eliminating house germs. It can kill bacteria and viruses by chemically modifying the proteins and fats that are present in them and thus annihilating their cellular structures. As per the findings of the American researchers, the acetic acid contained in vinegar has the ability to destroy a bacterium accountable for the onset of tuberculosis.
This soap originates from the Mediterranean regions which was later on spread in Europe. The castile soap can be made of coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil or hemp. Just like the baking soda this is a product with myriad uses starting as household cleaner, pet cleaner, and body cleaner.
Here it is how you can use these ingredients:
- Floor cleaning
You can perfectly clean a wooden floor without damaging it by using the following solution: mix 1 teaspoon of Castile soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil into 4.5 liters of warm water. When you finish with the mopping your floor will be perfectly clean.
- Clean bathtub
For that purpose, you need to combine ¼ cup of liquid Castile soap, 10 drops of tea tree essential oil and a cup of baking soda. Use this mixture to rub your bathtub and restore its shines.
- Degrease the oven
The oven is the most difficult part that you need to clean in your kitchen due to accumulated grease and stains. But, this task will become the easiest when you will start to use the following paste. Prepare it by combining baking soda and water, and with this preparation cover the inside of the oven. Leave it to act for at least an hour or if possible leave it during the night. The next day clean it with a damp cloth.
- Clean toilet
For a clean toilet you need to mix half a cup of baking soda, 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil and a quarter cup of white vinegar. Pour this solution directly into the bowl while rubbing it.
- Degrease kitchen surfaces
Just spray them with a solution of white vinegar, a little bit of lemon juice and water. It will clean them perfectly leaving a fresh and pleasant scent.