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Natural Cleaning Tips

  1. Furniture Polish:- Pound fresh sweet cicely seeds. Place a handful on a rag and rub on wood. Or Mix 2 parts vegetable oil and 1 part lemon juice. Wipe on areas to be polished.
  2. Furniture & Floor Polish:- Mix 3 parts olive oil with 1 part white vinegar. Wipe on areas to be polished.
  3. Glass Cleaners:- Fill a spray bottle with equal amounts of vinegar and water. This does not streak.
  4. Glass Cleaner:- Fill a spray bottle with, 2 cups rubbing alcohol, 2 TBS household ammonia, 1 1/2 TBS liquid dishwashing detergent and then Clean.
  5. Window Cleaner:- Make a wet paste out of cornstarch and water. Wipe on windows and let dry. Wipe off.
  6. Wall Cleaner: Mix in bucket with: 1 gallon of water, 1 cup household ammonia, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda,
  7. Carpet Cleaner:- 1 TBS vinegar, 1 TBS household ammonia, Mix with one quart water.,
  8. Oven Cleaner:- Sprinkle fresh spills inside the oven with salt. The salt will absorb the spills and can be brushed away once the oven has cooled.
  9. Refrigerator Cleaner:- Spray and wipe clean with equal parts of vinegar and water.
  10. To Clean the Dishwasher:- Once a month, pour a cup of vinegar into the dishwasher and run it through the whole cycle. This will clean, disinfect and reduce the soap build up.
  11. Herbal Disinfectant:- Simmer a handful of the leaves and stems of rosemary, juniper, lavendar or sage in 2 cups of boiled water. Strain and use to clean kitchens and bathrooms. Adding a little dishwashing detergent helps to cut the grease. Recipe can be doubled.
  12. Kitchen Cleaner:- Once a month, wipe down entire kitchen and the inside of the refrigerator with 2 TBS chlorine bleach in one gallon of water. This will kill off all the harmful germs.
  13. For Greasy Dishes :- Add a splash of vinegar to your dishwater to cut the grease.
  14. Garbage Disposal Cleaner:- Grind a couple of ice cubes made from vinegar in the garbage disposal and then run cold water for about a minute.
  15. Get Rid of Sink Odor:- Pour a 1/2 cup of vinegar down the kitchen sink. Flush with cold water a half hour later.
  16. Make Scouring Powder:- For soap scum on tubs and showers, make your own scouring powder with 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt, and 1 part borax. It will cut through even the toughest scum!
  17. Homemade Laundry Soap:- Save a lot of money by making your own laundry soap! Here is the recipe I use and it makes enough for our family of 6 for months and costs pennies!
  18. Remove Urine Stains:- If you have potty training kids like I do, urine stains in mattresses can sometimes be a problem. Here is a great solution for removing the stains and smells using hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap.
  19. Clean Toilet:- Dump a cup of baking soda into the toilet and let it soak for at least an hour. Pour in a cup of white vinegar, leave for 5 mins and flush. Unless the toilet is really dirty, this will clean it without scrubbing! Here is my bathroom cleaning checklist and recipes.
  20. Clean Shower Heads:- This great idea from Frugally Sustainable tells how to clean shower heads easily without removing them and get rid of hard water build up.
Sources..

gentlelivingonline.com

www.knowledgebase-script.com

www.johnsonsbeauty.co.uk

Natural Cleaning Tips