We all want a clean home. From daily cleanup to weekly vacuum to monthly scrubbing, we do whatever it takes to get the job done. When it comes to cleaning, many of us use store-bought cleaners and detergents because they’re convenient and advertised as effective. Although they may indeed restore a sparkle to your home, the fact that many of these products are best handled with gloves and face masks should give you a clue as to how dangerous they are for your health. Get that same high-quality clean and keep yourself safe at the same time with these DIY eco-friendly cleaning products.
Clean Bathroom Grout
Bathrooms are hardly ever dry, which makes sense since pretty much every bathroom task involves water. You’ve likely to notice that the grout between the tiles is the easiest to stain. Grout grows mildew quite easily, but grout lines are hard to clean and quick to accumulate filth. Fortunately, there are ways that you can clean that grout with nothing more than a few ingredients found in the comfort of your very own kitchen.
Use These: Baking soda, vinegar, spray bottle, small bowl, and a toothbrush or bathroom brush.
Do This: Put one part vinegar and one part water in the spray bottle and spray thoroughly throughout the grout. Let it soak for a few minutes before scrubbing it down with a brush. Rinse afterwards with warm water. In a small bowl, mix together baking soda and water to make a paste and scrub this into the grout with your toothbrush. Spray and rinse with water and vinegar, and repeat these steps until stains are completely removed.
Get Rid of Grease
Kitchen grease can be really disgusting, especially when it accumulates all over your surfaces. Soaps and scrubs might not be strong enough to get of that slimy, sticky feeling, so make sure you put this natural tactic into action to get rid of grease.
Use These: Vinegar and baking soda or vegetable oil, rag, sponge, and a spray bottle.
Do This: Rub stains with an old rag dabbed in vegetable oil. Once stains are gone, spray vinegar generously across surfaces and rinse with warm water. Sprinkle baking soda and wipe away with a damp sponge before rinsing with warm water.
The Perfect Polish
Wood can fade and become stained with wear, and that’s when an effective wood polish should come into play. Chemical wood polish can be toxic to humans, however, and using it without proper ventilation can affect the indoor air quality of your home. Make those tables and chairs shine like brand new with this eco-friendly polish solution.
Use These: Lemon, olive oil, water, rag, and a medium jar.
Do This: Add lemon juice, oil, and water into the jar. Close the lid and shake until completely mixed together. Dip the rag into the solution and wipe onto wooden surfaces for a premium shine.
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