Natural cleaning solutions are gaining more and more popularity. Going green has its benefits as it spares your health and the environment as well. Besides, a large number of natural home cleaning solutions are proven to be more efficient than commercial counterparts.
If you too have decided to contribute to a greener tomorrow not just by turning lights off but also by employing harmless cleaning solutions, then you are definitely on the right track. All you need is a good idea of what solutions you can use and how to best take advantage. Following are a few recommendations in that regard, which you should test out today:
- Baking soda – also known as bicarbonate of soda, this is a solid pick for your eco-friendly cleaning rounds. The reason why baking soda is such an effective solution is that it contains some amount of natural acid. It makes short work of accumulated grease in your oven. You know well enough just how much of a mess your oven can create over time. Thankfully, a paste-like solution of baking soda and water can easily solve the issue. Baking soda is also a great deodoriser. Fill a box, open the lid and place it in your refrigerator or food cupboards. It will quickly absorb unpleasant odours. You can also freshen your carpet by mixing baking soda with a few drops of essential oil. Sprinkle that on your carpets before vacuuming, and you will feel the freshness for days. You can also sprinkle baking soda onto kitchen work surfaces and wipe with a damp cloth to deal with greasy residue and stains.
- Vinegar – the acidic properties of vinegar make it an excellent choice for disinfection around your home. According to some studies, a mix of water and vinegar is sufficient in killing off many germs and bacteria around your home. For example, you can wet a cloth and wipe the surfaces of your bathroom and kitchen. It is an excellent solution to for cleaning stainless steel basins and sinks. It is your best friend when dealing with the soap scum and hard water deposits in your bathroom. One common item in the said room, which can be cleaned with vinegar is the showerhead. Just tie a plastic bag full of vinegar around the showerhead and let it sit overnight. You will be quite impressed with the outcome in the morning.
- Lemons – did you know you can clean with lemon? One way to use this citrus fruit is to clean the microwave. Cut a few lemons in half and put them in a microwave-safe bowl. Run the oven for a few minutes and then wipe it down. You will find the gunk loose and easy to remove. Lemons also do a great job in sanitising wooden cutting boards. Just rub half a lemon across the surface for some sanitising action.
These are the three most popular natural cleaning solutions you most likely have at home. Don’t hesitate to include them in your home cleaning efforts to see just how effective they are.
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