Sparkle and Shine Using Natural Cleaning Recipes
Cleaning is a job most people do not like doing but by using some natural cleaning recipes the job can be a little easier and more environmentally friendly.
Here are some easy, natural cleaning recipes you make at home using common household products.
All-Purpose Cleaner - In one quart of warm water, dissolve four tablespoons of baking soda.
Use either a spray bottle or sponge to apply and then rinse with warm, clear water.
Another all-purpose cleaner is a tablespoon of baking soda, a quarter cup of soap flakes and a gallon of hot water.
Mix and spray onto stains or dirt and rinse with warm, clear water.
A third recipe for an all-purpose cleaner is one tablespoon of white vinegar, one cup of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol. Put this mixture into a spray bottle.
Spray on dirty surfaces and use paper towels or newspaper to clean.
Glass Cleaner - Here are a couple of natural cleaning recipes for cleaning glass.
Combine one cup of water, one cup of rubbing alcohol and one tablespoon of white vinegar.
Spray onto windows or glass and wipe with paper towels or old newspaper.
Make the second glass-cleaning recipe by filling a spray bottle with either fresh or flat club soda.
Spray on and wipe off with paper towels.
Rust Remover - To remove rust, sprinkle salt on the stain. Squeeze a lime over the salt until it is soaked in juice.
Leave this mixture sit on the stain for a couple of hours.
Scrub with either a soft brush or the rind left over from the lime.
Jewelry Cleaner - Make your own jewelry cleaner by adding a little bit of baking soda to some hot vinegar.
Place your jewelry in this mixture for five minutes.
Use a soft brush or old soft toothbrush to scrub the jewelry lightly.
Rinse in warm water and dry using a soft cloth.
Shower Cleaner - Make an effective daily shower cleaner by mixing one part rubbing alcohol with four parts water.
Put this in a spray bottle and spray the shower curtain and walls after each shower. Do not rinse this off.
Produce Wash - To clean your vegetables, spray them with a mixture of two or three tablespoons of white vinegar and cold water.
Rinse them under cold water as usual.
Scratched Glass - To reduce scratched glass visibility, put some toothpaste on a soft cloth and wipe the scratch.
Buff the scratch gently and then wipe with a clean cloth.
Clogged Showerhead - Pour a half cup of white vinegar into a small plastic storage bag.
Tie this over your clogged showerhead and attach with twist ties or a rubber band.
Let this sit overnight and then remove, rinse the showerhead off and all the mineral deposits are gone.
By using natural cleaning recipes your home will sparkle and shine, safely and inexpensively.