If you would like to make your home not only beautiful, comfortable, and clean, but also safe and healthy, the following organic cleaning products will come handy. You don’t need to buy expensive products, just replace them with these ones. Let’s discover some organic substitutes for detergents that are absolutely harmless not only for humans, but also for the environment.
Baking soda and mustard
You can use these instead of dishwashing detergents and cleaners for the oven, sanitary ware, and kitchen worktops. Just mix 1 teaspoon of mustard powder with a few liters of hot water. If you sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda on a dirty carpet, rub it with a brush and then vacuum it, you can make your carpet clean again.
Lemon is a great substitute for all kitchen and bathroom detergents. Pour 3 tablespoons of lemon juice in 400 ml of water and put it in the in the microwave for ten minutes on high. Believe it or not, it will completely clean the microwave from the inside.
Vinegar can be a substitute for all cleaners for mirrors, windows, sanitary ware, tiles, and floors. It’s perfect for washing windows and mirrors, just add 1 teaspoon of vinegar in a liter of water. What’s more, you can apply vinegar on tiles in the bathroom, wait for 10 minutes, and wash it away with clean water.
Salt can be a cleaner for your kitchen, bath, sanitary ware, and even as a stain remover. The best thing is that it’s cheap and it can be found in any kitchen. You can easily clean kitchen sponges if you put them a bowl with salt water. To clean a wool bedside rug, strew it with salt, sprinkle with water, wait for half an hour, and then vacuum it.
Did you know that these effervescent tablets perfectly clean dirty sanitary ware without any effort from your side? To clean a toilet bowl from lime deposits under the water line, throw a few effervescent tablets of vitamin C there and leave them in overnight.
It is said that olive oil is the best cleaner for even the most expensive furniture. Just place a couple of drops on a cotton fabric to refresh and polish wood or leather furniture and parquet.
Oils are the best air fresheners and excellent disinfectors. Using them, you can turn the cleaning process into aromatherapy. Wipe all the surfaces where bacterias can accumulate with lavender oil or tea tree oil. Moreover, add 30 drops to 5 liters of water to wash floors.
Toothpaste cleans almost every surface without any effort because it’s an excellent stain remover. A little toothpaste can clean even the oldest silverware. It’s good to know that it’s able to remove ink, makeup, butter, coffee, or tea stains on carpets.
Hydrogen peroxide disinfects any surface. It can safely be used for cleaning even the baby’s room. If you put white dishes in a bowl with warm water and 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide for ten minutes, the plates and cups will become snowy white.
Activated charcoal tablets
These can absorb even the most unpleasant smells. Put crushed charcoal tablets in the refrigerator for a few hours to eliminate unpleasant smells.
Talcum powder is absolutely harmless even for infants and can clean stains from fabrics and floors. Sprinkle a fresh greasy spot on the carpet or fabric with talcum powder, cover it with a clean piece of paper, and put something heavy on top. The next day, clean the spot and beat it out.
Potato isn’t only an excellent ingredient for cooking delights, you can quickly clean your kitchen using a raw potato. If you would like to clean paintings, grate 0.5 kg (1 lb) of raw potatoes, fill a pot with four liters of water, heat it, stir, and put the pot in a warm place for 24 hours. The next day, wipe paintings with this mixture.