We usually use commercial cleansing agents and disinfectants for cleaning our homes. Sometimes these commercial products contain harmful chemicals that can be hazardous for your health. However, we can easily use several natural cleaning agents for cleaning our homes. We can make environment friendly cleaning products with ingredients found in our kitchens.
The citric acid found in lemon juice could be used for removing stains. Lemon juice could help to remove grease stains in your kitchen. It can be used for cleaning your brass and copper household objects. To prevent foul odor in your refrigerator, put a few slices of lemon in the fridge. You can also put the peels of a lemon in your garbage disposal. The lemon peels will absorb the foul odor of the garbage.
If you don’t want to waste lemons in home cleaning activities, you can opt for vinegar. Vinegar is a natural cleanser, which is a cheaper alternative of lemon juice. It can be used as a multipurpose cleaner. Dilute vinegar with equal amount of water and use this natural cleaner for removing grease and stains in your house. Vinegar can be used for removing mildew. Tough stains and grease marks would require a little undiluted vinegar. You can use vinegar for cleaning your windowpanes, mirror and glass surfaces. Vinegar is also a powerful disinfectant. Undiluted vinegar can be used for cleaning toilet bowls. Although, vinegar is safe for most surfaces, before applying it on tiles and marbles, you should apply it on a small inconspicuous area of the surface to check whether it causes any adverse reaction.
Baking soda can be used for scrubbing the surfaces to remove grime. It acts as a natural deodorant. Add water to baking soda to make a thick paste. You can use this paste for cleaning the sinks, boards, tiles and surfaces of your kitchen. Baking soda also acts as a deodorant. It can help to remove odors from your kitchen. Baking soda is extremely safe for cleaning ovens. You can also use baking soda for cleaning clogged drains. To remove blockages in your drain, add Â½ cup of baking soda to two cups of boiling water and pour the solution in the drain.
Kosher salt is stronger abrasive than baking soda. To remove tough stains and grimes, you can use kosher salt and water.