Why not go green this year and throw out all the harmful, chemical and environment polluting products and detergents that you use to clean your home on a daily basis? Have you ever thought of the amount of harmful chemicals that you are releasing into not only your home, but the environment around you, whenever you reach for the toilet or sink cleaners and detergents? These household-cleaning products contain high quantities of toxic substances and chemicals that are absorbed into our body, and can cause major damage to your as well as your children’s health.
It’s time to empty those harmful detergent bottles down the sink, and replace it with some of the new and improved, chemical-free products, detergents and eco-friendly methods to get your house squeaky-clean.
- Lemon is highly acidic and has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and is a perfect cleaning-agent substitute. They’re great for rubbing onto your wooden chopping boards to get rid of the smell of chopped onions and garlic. Lemons help to remove lime scale build-up in kitchen sinks, as well as hard water deposits and soap build-up. They help brighten whites and get rid of stains too.
- Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and will leave your kitchen sinks sparkling white. It is a great window, mirror and glass cleaner too. Helps brighten laundry and remove rust and grease. Vinegar mixed with baking soda helps unclog drains, and opens up your shower and faucet-head holes.
- Baking soda can clean just about any kind of surface, and is a great carpet freshener. It is also used to clean and brighten jewelry, plastic, stainless steel and silver items. It’s a great fabric softener and can remove most stains.
- Cornstarch is used as a furniture polish and can be used to shampoo carpets too.