Why spend so much money on cleaning products which contain toxic chemicals when instead you can use ingredients like lemon, baking soda and vinegar that are very effective cleaners and are suitable for any room in your home. Besides that, they are handy and very affordable. Combined in different ways, these simple and unique ingredients that everyone has at home, work just as well as the most expensive cleaning products do. Baking soda – The cleaning power of baking soda is as impressive as its deodorizing ability. You can use it as a non-abrasive degreaser to clean the countertops, oven, bathtub and sink. You can also use it to remove unpleasant odors of sweat and cigarettes from your clothes by mixing 1/2 cup of baking soda with 1 cup washing detergent. Also use baking soda next time you clean your carpets. Before you vacuum, sprinkle the carpet with baking soda to remove various odors and to clean it better. If you do this often, results will be more than impressive. Of course, when it comes to maintaining carpets, it is recommended to take them to a professional carpet cleaning company Canberra once a year.
Lemon – The acid in lemon neutralizes dirty water, dissolves dirt and other deposits accumulated on wood (ex. furniture) and is perfect for shinning silver.
Grapefruit and essential oils – Extract from grapefruit seeds and essential oils such as lavender, clove and tea tree have antiseptic qualities and act as natural fungicides. To stop the spread of mold, make a mixture by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of any essential oil to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle or mix 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract to 1 liter of water.
Natural paste for tile and grout cleaning – A mixture of 1 cup of water and 3 cups of baking soda works great for cleaning tiles and grout. Use an old toothbrush to rub the paste in the grout. If you still cannot do a good job, use the services of a professional cleaning company in Australia.
Exfoliant for floors – To remove stubborn stains from floors use sodium carbonate – mix 1 cup sodium carbonate with 1 liter warm or hot water. Add few tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar for extra shine.
Polishing furniture product – Mix 1 cup lemon juice with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon water, apply small amount on your furniture with a soft cloth. Allow to stand for few minutes and then polish.
Natural cleaner for windows – To polish your mirrors and windows, mix 1/4 cup undiluted white vinegar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 liter warm water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Apply this cleaner to glass surfaces and dry with newspaper.