The strange thing about life is people call pre-historic man “uncivilized” and “uninitiated” because he used “natural” products. We began to use chemical-based products for all that we did, and brought more health issues into the world. We then realized that we were harming our environment as well as reducing our life span because of exposure to toxins. So we decided to “go green”, which is nothing more than reverting to our ancestors’ way of doing things. Going green begins at home, with emphasis on all those bottles of chemicals that we call “cleaning agents”. Homemade green cleaning products have numerous benefits. To begin with, there is less packaging waste and the homemade cleaners are less expensive. They are obviously less harmful, less noxious, and are environment-friendly. Many people believe that the only good cleaning agent is baking soda. However, baking soda will not always be able to get rid of all the tough dirt. There are many simple recipes for homemade cleaning products that are known to work effectively. Read on to know how to make homemade green cleaning products.
How To Make Homemade Green Cleaning Products
- Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with 4 tablespoons of salt.
- Apply to the rusted portion and rub well.
Basic Furniture Polish
- Mix 1/4 cup of lemon juice with 1/2 cup olive oil
- Using a soft cloth, wipe furniture with this.
- Rub some toothpaste on your silverware.
- Rinse with water.
- Mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
- Using a clean rag, rub this into furniture in a circular motion.
- Another option is to place this mixture in a spray bottle, and spray on the surface of the furniture and wipe in a circular motion.
- Take a clean spray bottle and fill it with club soda.
- Spray this on to windows and wipe off with a soft cloth.
- Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Vacuum your carpet.
- Sprinkle table salt on your carpet and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Vacuum the carpet again.
- In 6 cups of warm water, add two cups of vinegar. You can use more of the solution, but ensure that the same ratio is maintained.
- Dip a floor cleaning rag into this solution and wipe the floor.
- Let the floor dry and watch it sparkle.
Tub And Tile Cleaner
- Make a smooth paste by mixing two cups of baking soda with just the right amount of water to make it into a paste.
- Coat the tub or tile with the paste and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Wipe off the paste with a soft cloth, in a circular motion.
- Spray the tub or tile with vinegar water (50:50 ratio).
- Pour vinegar around the inner rim of the toilet.
- Scrub well.
- Mix two tablespoons of baking soda to four tablespoons of vinegar (use the same ratio for a larger quantity) and pour it into the toilet basin.
- Let it soak for ten minutes, scrub, and flush.
Fresheners For Drains
- Cut any citrus fruit into quarters and add it to a pan that has water.
- Let the pan simmer for an hour, adding more water if needed.
- Cool the mixture slightly and pour it slowly down the drain.