Solutions for Cleaning the House Without Chemicals
It's important to keep your house tidy.
Chemicals in cleaning products can cause serious health problems, and if you have small children, you should pay more attention to the products used to clean the floor, furniture, windows, or toilet.
Commercially available cleaning products can be successfully replaced with natural, safe ingredients for your health that are just as effective in removing germs and dirt. Besides the fact that they do not endanger your health, these DIY cleaning solutions are much cheaper than the ones you find on store shelves.
Here is the list of products you can use for cleaning, without endangering your health and that of your loved ones:
- Baking soda: cleans stains and removes unpleasant odors
- Lemon juice: due to its acidity, lemon juice removes bacteria easily
- White vinegar: removes fat, mold, odors.
- Corn starch: can be used successfully for wiping windows, polishing furniture, and also for cleaning carpets and rugs.
- Citrus juice: removes paint stains from surfaces, removes oil and other grease stains.
Soap from natural ingredients: cleans stains on textiles.
The ingredients listed above can be used either as such or combined for increased efficiency. Below, you will find a series of DIY solutions that you can use with confidence when cleaning, depending on the problem you have.
How to prepare cleaning solutions
Unpleasant odors - can be removed by spraying a mixture of white vinegar and lemon juice in the room.
Mold in the bathroom - mix one part hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts water and spray on the problem area. Then rinse and let the surface dry naturally.
Carpet or carpet stains - mix equal parts of water and vinegar. Put the mixture directly on the stain, leave it to act for a few minutes, then rub the area using a damp cloth. In the case of grease stains, immediately cover the stain with cornstarch and let it absorb the fat for 30 minutes. Then wash the carpet and the stain will disappear.
Tea or coffee stains - Tea or coffee stains on cups or textiles can be removed with white vinegar.
Parquet - for efficient cleaning of the parquet, mix a part of vinegar with oil and clean the surface, rubbing with a cloth. Not only will the parquet be cleaned, but it will also have a special shine due to the oil.
Sandstone - clean the tiles with a mixture made of a cup of vinegar diluted in 4 liters of water. You can also add 15 drops of peppermint essential oil for a pleasant smell.
Furniture solution - clean the furniture with a mixture made of half a cup of warm water and a few drops of lemon essential oil. Wipe the furniture with this mixture and then dry it with a dry cloth.
Windows - dissolve 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a liter of warm water. Use this mixture to clean the windows with a newspaper.
Toilet - ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar mixed is an effective solution for cleaning the toilet bowl.
Removing rust stains from the bathroom
You can clean rust stains from ceramic tiles by applying a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to the affected area.
Making the bathroom look tidy and clean gives the impression of a fresh atmosphere in the house.
Make your oven look like new
Spread the dough all over the inside of the oven and wait for a quarter of an hour. After that, rinse the surface well and dry it using a soft, dry cloth. Fill a spray bottle with white distilled vinegar, spray evenly on dirty areas and wait a quarter of an hour before wiping.
A bowl, water, and a lemon
To apply this first method, you will first need to half fill a wide-open bowl or cup. Then cut a lemon in half and squeeze its juice into a bowl. Put the lemon halves in it and put the bowl in the oven.
Turn the oven to medium to high power and, after 3 minutes or when the water starts to boil, turn it off. Do not open the door as soon as you have turned off the oven, but wait another 5 minutes for the steam containing lemon substances to reach the dirt stains.