The chemical substances in your cleaning products are spread into the air and they affect the air quality so much that you can suffer from allergies and intoxication. Besides, chemicals are very damaging to the environment so you are doing two wrongs with every cleaning product you use at home. If you want to repair the damage, consider using these chemical free home cleaning solutions that leave nothing behind but a clean and safe home. The best part is that you won’t have to spend money on them because you definitely have them at home.
One of the most versatile stuff in your home is baking soda that can be used for multiple cleaning purposes. First of all, it is a great cleaner for greasy surfaces in the kitchen and it can put a shine on your sanitary ware as well. As it is, it can remove odors from mattresses, curtains and rugs, and if you mix it with water, it can remove stubborn stains from fabrics.
This is one of the most efficient food acids that can be used for home cleaning. The high acidity has great disinfectant properties and can also remove bad odors caused by mold. If you need to clean your appliances from limescale, add some vinegar and turn the unit on to allow the liquid to run over the components and to attack the limescale. Vinegar is highly effective in killing bacteria and can even remove mold spores from any surface. Simply spray vinegar mixed with water on the moldy area and leave it act until the mold spores go away.
Similar to vinegar, lemon juice has strong acidic effects that promote it as one of the most powerful cleaning products. You can either use lemon juice as a disinfectant or to clean a very dirty surface that has been attacked by limescale or rust. Lemon juice works great on ovens and stoves covered in burned grease, sanitary ware with limescale buildup, or appliances that need to be freshened. Wipe the refrigerator, microwave oven or any other appliance with lemon juice to remove the unpleasant odors.
In case you want to disinfect a surface like a kitchen counter, the doorknobs, or the trash bins, plain alcohol will come in handy. If you think that the scent is too strong and that it might remain on the surface long after you have cleaned it, mix the alcohol with water then spray it on the cleaning area and wipe it with a cloth.
Another excellent home ingredient you can use for cleaning is cornstarch that can make your windows shine without much effort. You can also use it to polish you furniture and to give a shampooing to your carpets. Mix cornstarch with water and rub it against the dirty surface to allow it to penetrate the fibers and get the dirt out.