Using Natural Products for Cleaning
Bicarbonate of Soda
White vinegar is a popular cleaning solution as it has so many uses in the home. It’s also cheap to buy, readily accessible from your local supermarket and can be used in cooking too!
Mix two tablespoons of salt and one tablespoon white vinegar to clean chrome sink taps.
Use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to clean benches. It’s a natural deodoriser.
A natural ‘grease buster’ use white vinegar to dissolve grease.
Spray at full strength around the bathroom for a mild disinfectant.
Repel ants by spraying undilluted wherever you see their activity.
Grow a lemon tree in your yard for access to one of nature’s great cleaning agents. Also good for spritzers and cooking.
A halved lemon can be used as a wood polish to remove fingerprints, old wax and grime.
Dip half a lemon in salt for an easy clean of pots and pans.
Whiten and brighten clothes by soaking overnight in a generous amount of lemon juice.
Ahhh… coffee. Lots of people have coffee machines in their homes – but what to do with the leftover coffee grounds?
Coffee can dye things like paper and fabric (brown of course) but can also be used for covering a scratch in wooden furniture. Apply with a cotton tip.
Coffee grounds are abrasive and can be used on pots and pans with a cloth.
Coffee grounds make great plant food and are good for composting!
Concentrated soap made from 100% pure vegetable oils and water (what could be more green than that?) It’s also biodegradable and will clean most things in your home.
Mix with bicarb of soda to create a great scrub for tiles in the bathroom
A body and hair wash – can even be used as a shampoo for dogs.
With just a few ingredients you can look after most chores in your house. The above uses are just a few examples – the possibilities for green cleaning are nearly endless!