Many years ago it was a time we believed effective cleaning was how the air smelled. We had a norm it wasn’t clean if it doesn’t smell chemicals! This is no longer the same standard of measurement.
Environmental friendly and harmless is the solution, it is the current cleanliness.
Now let’s see how to avoid those toxic chemicals which is too powerful, which harms the health and environment.
YES! We can make our own cleaners with the items from the pantry that works better and smell better!
I you haven’t stored them in your pantry; here’s the list now, for almost all of your solutions!
• Baking Soda
• White Vinegar
• Hydrogen peroxide
• Essential oils, like tea tree oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, or lemongrass oil
• Castile soap
• Fresh herbs, citrus, or citrus peels
• Olive or vegetable oil
There are tons of “green” bathroom cleaners on the market, but most of the time it’s cheaper and just as effective to make your own. Armed with a few simple non-toxic and biodegradable ingredients, you can keep your bathroom fresh and sparkling.
What You Need
• Baking soda – cleans, deodorizes, scours
• Borax – cleans, deodorizes, disinfects
• Castile soap or vegetable oil-based liquid soap – cleans
• Distilled white vinegar – cuts grease and soap scum, dissolves mineral deposits, inhibits mold, freshens; reportedly kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% of viruses
• Essential oils – freshen, disinfect
• Kosher salt – scours, disinfects
Equipment or Tools
• Measuring cups and spoons
• Spray bottles
• TUB AND TILE CLEANER
In a jar or spray bottle, combine 1 2/3 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup vegetable oil-based liquid soap. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Shake before using. Apply with a cloth or sponge and rinse well.
• SCOURING POWDER:
Combine 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup kosher salt in a jar. Sprinkle on area to be cleaned, wipe with a sponge, and rinse.
• TOILET BOWL CLEANER:
Mix 1/4 cup borax or baking soda and 1 cup vinegar in the toilet. Let it sit for 15 minutes (or longer, if necessary), scrub, and flush.
• GLASS CLEANER:
Combine 1/4 cup vinegar and 4 cups warm water in a spray bottle. Use to clean glass or mirrors with a dry cloth or piece of newspaper.
• DRAIN CLEANER:
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into drain followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit and fizz for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot or boiling water. May need to repeat or leave baking soda and vinegar in overnight.
• FLOOR SANITIZER:
In a bucket, mix 1/2 cup borax with 2 gallons hot water. Apply with a mop or sponge. Rinsing is not necessary.
• SOAP SCUM REMOVER:
Sprinkle on baking soda, scrub with a cloth or sponge, and rinse. Vinegar or kosher salt also work.
• CALCIUM OR LIME REMOVER:
For calcium or lime deposits on a chrome faucet, soak a towel in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet. Let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
• MOLD OR MILDEW REMOVER:
Mix 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup vinegar to make a paste. Scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse with water. For tough mold, let it sit for an hour before rinsing with
• Add a few drops of essential oil for fragrance and/or cleaning power. Eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, tea tree, and thyme are among the essential oils considered to be antiseptic and antibacterial.
Grout cleaning in the bath room
Grout is no fun. The word even sounds unhappy. And the bright white stuff shows Every Little Blemish. It’s porous, hard to get to, easily stains—the list goes on. But fret not, here we have it: some helpful tips to make your least favorite chore a little more bearable.
What You Need
• Baking Soda
• Hydrogen peroxide (optional)
• Spray bottle
• Grout brush or scrub brush (a toothbrush works as well!)
• Small bowl
Step 1: Start with vinegar.
Fill your spray bottle with a 1:1 solution of vinegar and water and spray the work area generously. Let the solution sit for about five minutes, then follow up with a grout brush or a scrub brush. If you don’t have one of these, a toothbrush works in a pinch. Rinse with warm water.
Step 2: Add baking soda.
In a small bowl, make a paste with baking soda and water. Dip your toothbrush or grout brush in the paste and work it into the grout. Spray the area with your vinegar + water solution. The vinegar will cause the baking soda to bubble up and will start to work away that nasty soap scum. Use your brush and get all the way into the grout lines to remove buildup. Rinse with warm water.
Got really tough grout stains? Try hydrogen peroxide:
If you’ve got visible stains, mold or mildewed grout, hydrogen peroxide is a game changer. Spray it on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes then go to work on it with your scrub brush of choice. You might have to repeat this step a few times if you’ve got a tough stain. If repeated efforts still aren’t making the stain disappear, try making a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste. Apply the paste to the grout lines, let sit, scrub and rinse with warm water.
if still doesn’t work or you don’t have time to do the cleaning by your self, contact Eco friendly professional cleaning company near you 🙂