Are you sick and tired of cleaning your house? I am!! Oh, fooled you! Nott he kind of sick you are thinking! But the kind of “real” sick where you experience headaches, wheezing, and sneezing! The culprit could be the chemical in your cleaning products. Did you know there are over 375 chemicals that have never been for the tested for human health safety? Below, I have created a list, along the ingredients for making natural cleaners at home!
1. Lemon Furniture Polish
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Coffee spills , jelly finger prints, and chocolate cookie smudges are a gone with a swipe of this smell good, clean great cleaner. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply to furniture with a cloth, then buff. The acid in the lemon cleans the smears and smudges while the olive oil helps bring out the shine of the wood.
2. Lemon Bathtub Cleaner
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Fiberglass tubs can be rid of that unsightly rust with no problem! This natural cleaner dissolves rust stains as great as the store bought brand. Mix 2 TBSP lemon juice with ¼ cup baking soda and rub onto the rust. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. DO NOT USE ON GRANITE OR MARBLE.
3. Lemon Cabinet Cleaner
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Are your kitchen cabinets covered with a sticky, unknown substance? Wipe them down with ¼ cup lemon juice and a quart of hot water. Wipe the cabinets with a damp sponge, and follow up with a clean, wet cloth. Finish with a dry rag and buff to a shine.
4. Toilet Fizz Cleaner
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The world’s first fizzy cleaner has arrived! Pour1/2 cup of white vinegar into your toilet bowl. Let set for 2 minutes, and then sprinkle with ½ cup baking soda. It with bubble and fizzle just like your child’s science experiment! When the fizz fades, scrub with a toilet brush, and flush.
5. Window Cleaner
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Vinegar really does make glass sparkle. So add 1cup vinegar and 2 cups water. Pour into a spray bottle. The vinegar contains acetic acid that cuts the grime and smudges and evaporates quickly.
6. Non- Abrasive Cleaner
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Baking soda doesn’t scratch any surface you use it on, so go ahead and clean your counters and sinks with this gentle cleaner. Sprinkle on surface, then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth. Wipe clean with water.
7. Natural Air Freshener
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Don’t throw away all those lemon peelings you have used for your cleaners! Put them in a pan of water, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the pan, add a drop or two of vanilla and boil. The baking soda cuts odors in the air and the lemon and vanilla simply smells terrific.
Do you have a natural cleaner you make and use at home? Please, let me know!
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