Common household items can be a great replacement for so many of the cleaning agents that we allow to destroy our homes. Baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice are three of the most common ingredients that can be combined to make our cleaners. Add items like cinnamon, borax, and some essential oils and you can have a cabinet of green cleaners within your reach.
While you may know that vinegar is great for windows, did you know that it is an excellent fabric softener and great for cleaning the toilet? Just by adding it to the laundry, it will soften clothes as well as commercial fabric softeners. Add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the back of your toilet and each time you flush, you will be cleaning the inside of the bowl and tank. Plus, pour a little into the bowl and brush gently a few times and your toilet bowl will be sanitized and clean.
Baking soda is an essential part of a green cleaning home. It is useful in every room of the house and serves many purposes. baking soda is not just an odor neutralizer,but can be used to extinguish grease fires and unclog drains. You can use it to clean many things as it is non-abrasive, It can be used to clean aluminum, stainless steel, silver, copper, tin, porcelain, chrome, plastic, and jewelry.
Lemon juice is great for eliminating odors. If you squeeze half of the juice from a lemon into the wash cycle,you will eliminate laundry odors. Add a dash of salt to the juice to clean copper and rust from items. Salt is a natural non-toxic scouring powder too.