If you are going to look at your kitchen, most likely you have some cleaning products stored underneath the kitchen sink for getting rid of those grease building up in your cooking area, the grit from your tiles, and so on. Although these products are useful, they contain chemicals that can do more damage in the long run. If you want to minimize your use of these chemically laced cleaning products, try these natural remedies when it comes to making your space squeaky clean.
- Toilet bowl cleaner. Cleaning your toilet bowl is easy. All you need to do is to combine ¼ cup of baking soda with a cup of vinegar and mix thoroughly. Pour the solution on your toilet bowl and let it sit for 15 minutes. Scrub afterwards then flush to get rid of any dirt buildup and to remove the smell too.
- Scouring powder. Harsh chemicals may get the job done but they can leave you exposed to toxins that can affect your health. With that being said, you can make your own scouring powder if you want to remove soap scum in your tub or shower. You will need 1 part salt, 2 parts baking soda, and 1 part borax. Mix them all together and use it on your showers and tubs to remove scum fairly quickly.
- Fabric softener. It appears that you can also use natural ingredients to make your own fabric softener and the best part is that it will make your clothes safer to wear because there is less irritation especially to those with sensitive skin. You will need 5 liters of white vinegar and 30 to 40 drops of your choice of essential oil. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle. To use this solution, simply add half a cup to the rinse cycle if you are going to rinse small to average loads.
- Dishwasher cleaner. Your dishwasher can smell a bit funky from time to time so why not clean it naturally? You only need a dishwasher safe jar or bowl and fill it with 2 cups of vinegar. Place it on the top rack of your dishwasher before running a hot cycle. Make sure that there are no other dishes inside your dishwasher before you run the cycle. You will find that the musty smell will be gone afterwards.
- Stovetop cleaner. To clean your stovetop, the ingredients are pretty simple. You will need to combine 2 parts baking soda and 1 part olive oil until you create a paste. Apply the paste to your stovetop and leave it on overnight to remove the stubborn stains. Wipe it off afterwards in the morning.
These are just a few examples of natural cleaning products that are worth switching to if you want to minimize your use of chemically treated cleaning agents. The best part is that your space will be smelling clean and fresh without the risk of toxic spills and chemical burns.