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Natural Cleaners for the Home – DIY

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Environmental pollutants are everywhere now, they tax the body and wear down its organs. It’s hard to choose a place to start cleaning. The fridge is a good place to start but with that so are the kitchen cabinets and the washroom. Chemical cleaners, whether sprayed or poured leave airborne and surface residue. Through touch and breathing, they get into the body, and some of these chemicals can contain Volatile Organic Compounds, many of which can be carcinogenic (cancer-causing).Replacing the cleaners with simple all-natural ingredients will not only keep your house clean and sleeping lovely but all will reduce pressure on your organs and body.

Baking Soda and Lemon Juice: The magical combination that breaks down tough stuck on grease and can be a great way of getting children into the cleaning business around the house. For example, sprinkle some baking soda onto the area of dirtiness such as a stove top (they never stay clean), have some freshly squeezed lemon juice on hand and pour some over topensue magical chemistry.

BAKING soda cleans far more than stove tops; it can be used to clean dishes (throw some lemon juice in there too), remove stains from clothing – try it on that Venetian rug – and any other odd item that you may find yourself dying to clean amidst the turmoil of the crumbling planet, porcelain teacups, aluminum and don’t forget that silver Rococo cutlery set.

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In case you still happen to use your microwave, put some baking soda and lemon juice into a bowl and heat it up inside, let’s say for a minute, it will slowly untamper all the stuck on splatter. The combination is also effective in cleaning out the fridge, just make sure that after it’s been cleaned you whip off any excess baking soda, you may not see it right away but it’s there and it will leave a sandy coating that drives some people crazy (not me, I have other things to care about).

Tea tree oil

The handy-dandy killer of most things unwanted. It can be used to kill bacteria, mould, and fungicide. Throw it in the toilet bowl, clean up the shower with it, the sinks of the house. Add a few drops to your laundry instead of having to resort to harsh, chemical-laden laundry detergents and softeners. Add a few drops when mopping the floor, or cleaning up dishes.

Essential Oils

any essential oil can be added to laundry, to mop water, to anything you want to smell nice. Add some to a spray bottle filled with warm water, add 1 Tbs of baking soda, a few drops of tea tree oil and the essence of your choice ( I like lavender and orange) and run ramped around the house spraying at your will. You will be happy knowing you are not contaminating the air with chemicals.

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