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by Loni Joy (subscribe)
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Published April 30th 2013
A sparkling clean home using lemon, vinegar & bicarb of soda
I don't know about you, but I generally hold my breath when cleaning the bathroom, even with the 'natural' so called spray cleaner. It's SO strong I decided to go on the hunt for some natural cleaning... items, as opposed to 'products'. There has to be a simpler solution to cleaning our homes huh?

simple remedies
Try cleaning with a lemon!


1. Lemon Juice - use it to dissolve soap scum, add a little bicarb of soda and use it to scrub the shower down

2. Baking Soda is excellent for absorbing odours and can also be used to scrub surfaces

3. Vinegar - mixed with water to clean your entire house, also good for cleaning windows (I also use scrunched up newspaper) it works a treat. Vinegar is a deodoriser and a disinfectant.

4. Tea bags and hot water - is an excellent cleaner for hardwood floors. Steep the tea in a mug and add to a half a bucket of water.

5. Try making your own room freshener by adding a few drops of essential oil to a spray bottle along with 1/2 cup water.

6. Recipe for wiping down counters is 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar, a few drops of lemon juice and a few drops of tea tree oil.

7. Another room freshener idea :1/4 cup of baking soda in a jar with a few drops of your favourite essential oil.

8. Stainless Steel cleaner can be made by adding 2/3 cup vinegar, 1/3 cup water and a few drops of dish soap

9. For another fragrance, this time a gel, mix a couple of sachets of gelatine with 1/2 cup hot water and a few drops of essential oil. When cooled, add 1/2 cup cold water and allow to set. Add a drop of food colouring to make it look pretty!
cleaning kitchens naturally
your house can be sparkling clean naturally


There are probably many more recipes and variations of the above, but with a few items from the supermarket you can go experiment yourself! Enjoy.
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Why? Cheap cleaning and no fumes.
Your Comment
Thanks for the tea and water idea for cleaning the floors. I don't like to use the chemicals to clean as pets like to skate on the washed floors. I think skating on tea is better than skating on Pine-Sol!
by rbcon (score: 0|2) 1903 days ago
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