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We all love a clean home, but there are hidden dangers lurking in conventional store-bought cleaning products that are incompatible with optimal health. Thankfully, there are a number of all-natural alternatives that you can use – read on to find out more…

Naturally Clean… Your Refrigerator

To clean…

  • Dissolve two tablespoons of baking soda in one liter of warm water to clean and deodorize the inside of your refrigerator.
  • For stubborn stains, use baking soda powder as an abrasive; apply the powder directly to the stain, then scrub with a damp cloth.
  • When cleaning is complete, wipe with a soft, white cloth to finish.

For long-term deodorizing…

Absorb unpleasant smells inside your refrigerator by placing one of the following items inside:

  • A glass of baking soda.
  • A piece of dark bread.
  • Slices of fresh lemon.
  • A glass of activated charcoal powder.

Naturally Clean… Your Oven

  • Place a small amount of ammonia solution in a small bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the oven.
  • Do not turn the oven on.
  • In the morning, open the oven to air it out. Open the windows in your kitchen to help with this.
  • Wearing gloves, you can then use a cloth to remove grease from the inside of the oven; thanks to the ammonia, the grease should easily peel away with minimal scrubbing required.

Naturally Clean… Your Mattress

You need…

  • 8 fl oz. of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution,
  • 3 tablespoons of dry baking soda,
  • Liquid soap,
  • An empty spray bottle,
  • A vacuum cleaner.

To use…

  • This mixture is at its most effective when mixed immediately prior to application.
  • Combine the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide solution in the spray bottle.
  • When the baking soda has fully dissolved, add a drop of liquid soap to the bottle.
  • Spray the solution directly onto mattress stains.
  • Leave to dry.
  • If there is any residue left when the area has dried, vacuum this away and enjoy your new stain-free mattress.

Naturally Clean… Your Kettle

  • You will need vinegar for this simple cleaning solution.
  • Fill your kettle up to three-quarters full with an equal-part mixture of water and vinegar.
  • Stopper the spout; a rolled up ball of tissue will usually suffice.
  • Set the kettle to boil.
  • Repeat until the kettle is spotlessly clean on the inside, with no signs of furring.

Naturally Clean… Your Dishes and Crockery

You need…

  • Baking soda,
  • Dry mustard,
  • A bottle.

To use…

  • Make your own dishwashing mixture at a ratio of 1:3…
  • … that’s one part baking soda for every three parts dry mustard.
  • Mix the powders and place in the bottle.
  • Make holes in the lid of the bottle.
  • You can now use this mixture in place of standard dishwashing soap.

Naturally Clean… Your Toilet

  • Use neat vinegar to clean your toilet in place of store-bought products.
  • For extra efficiency, drain the toilet of water and leave the vinegar to soak for 30 minutes before scrubbing clean.

Naturally Clean… Your Bathroom Tiles

You need…

  • ¼ glass of hydrogen peroxide,
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid soap,
  • ½ glass of water (for the cleaning solution),
  • A bowl,
  • An old toothbrush,
  • A sponge,
  • Vinegar (for the preventative),
  • Water (for the preventative),
  • A spray bottle (for the preventative).

To use…

  • Mix the hydrogen peroxide, liquid soap, and water in the bowl.
  • Wearing gloves, dip a sponge into the solution and apply to tiles.
  • Leave for ten minutes.
  • Wash the surface down with water.
  • For stubborn stains, dip the old toothbrush in the solution and scrub directly into the grout, then clean with water.

As a preventative

  • To ensure your tiles are always in the best possible condition, combine water and vinegar at a 1:1 ratio in the spray bottle.
  • Spray your tiles with this twice per week, ideally after the bath or shower has been used.

Naturally Clean… Your Kitchen Exhaust Hood Filters

You need…

  • ½ cup baking soda,
  • ½ glass ammonia,
  • Water,
  • A pot you can use on your stove,
  • A large container,
  • A face mask for use suitable for use around ammonia.

To use…

  • Boil the water on your stove.
  • Add the baking soda gradually so it can dissolve.
  • Place your filters into the solution.
  • If dirt remains, remove the filters and prepare to start afresh.
  • Open the windows in your house and, if necessary, put the mask on – the next step involves the use of ammonia.
  • Combine 118 fl oz. of hot water with the ½ glass of ammonia in a container.
  • Place the filters in the container with the solution and leave until clean.

In Conclusion

The hacks prove that it is possible to clean your home to the highest possible standard, but without having to introduce harmful toxic chemicals to your home environment – win/win!

If you have found these hacks practical to apply at home, and you would like to know more about them or any other. Please contact us to get informed. We can also offer our cleaning service to help you optimize your cleaning. Check our site for more details!

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