With much talk regarding the environment and the effects of chemicals on the water supply, more and more people have been concerned with the safety of using harsh chemicals as cleaners. Sure, they may be able to get the job done as far killing bacteria and germs is concerned but others concerns arise. For instance, what if the cleaners run off into the ocean and into rivers and lakes? Not only are you contaminating watersheds and drinking water sources, you are also poisoning fish and a lot of other sea creatures that could eventually end up on your dinner plate.
Aside from this, how sure are you that the cleaners actually wash off your dishes? What if they didn’t? Not to monger fear, but just in case they don’t imagine how bad it can be for your family’s health! To have peace of mind and give Mother Nature a helping hand, why don’t you consider using organic cleansers? Here’s how you make your own organic cleansers using supplies that are readily available from your kitchen or pantry.
- Baking soda has long been known as a great stain remover. Adding about half a cup of baking soda to warm laundry water can easily weaken the bonds that attach a stain to fabric. As with any stain, it’s much better if you go taking out the stain before it sets and dries. Adding white vinegar to the laundry water can be quite effective as well. Don’t worry about your clothes smelling like vinegar; the smell will go away once your garment is dried.
- You may have to help it along with a few strokes in hand washing, but generally, the stains to come out.
- If you have glass shower doors, it can be quite a challenge to clean the grime and hard water stain off them. Since you always use the shower, it would be very important for you to maintain your doors well so that the stain won’t eat into the glass.
- You would probably be surprised that all you need to fix this mess is just a spray bottle with vinegar and a bit of baking soda. Just use an old tooth brush to work the vinegar and baking soda solution into the dirt and grime. It should come off easily.
- This same solution should also work for bathroom tiles and floors. Just make sure that you combine 10 parts vinegar to one part baking soda.
- Carpets can be quite hard to clean but the same solution of water and baking soda could definitely do the trick!
- Just work it into a lather with your brush and you should be able to see your carpet stains gone before your eyes.
- Again, it’s best to remove the stain as soon as you can.
With these simple cleaners, you don’t only make your house a safer place; you also help the environment immensely! It doesn’t hurt that it’s very affordable and fits right into the budget.