Do you use environmentally friendly cleaning products?

Help save the environment by using non-harmful substances.

Environmentally friendly cleaning options are available to everyone. You can even make your own product, depending on what you want to clean. Here are just a few:

Glass Cleaner

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of cider or white vinegar

2 Cups of water

1/4 Rubbing Alcohol at 70% concentration

1-2 Drops of Lemon or Orange essential oil for aroma (this is optional)

If you mix together the above ingredients and pour them into a Spray bottle, you will have a perfect solution to clean windows, mirrors or any glass articles.

Next, spray the solution onto a paper towel or soft cloth, then on the glass. Clean as normal. Tip: Don’t clean windows on a hot, sunny day, the solution will dry too quickly and leave streaks on the glass!

A solution to Removing Water Ring Marks

Ingredients:

One part Baking Soda

One part white NON-Gel Toothpaste

Mix the solution together in a small container

The solution is not to be used on unfurnished wood, antiques or lacquered surfaces.

If you have left a water-mark, use a cloth dampened with water, add the mixture that you made up, rub with the grain to buff over the marked spot. Take a dry cloth and wipe off any excess mixture. Shine with a clean soft cloth and polish as you normally would.

All-Purpose clean – Scented

Ingredients:

One part water

One part White vinegar

Rind off a Lemon

Sprig of Rosemary

Mix the above ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle thoroughly and let it infuse for a week before using. After a week, you can use the solution to freshen laundry, removes marks on carpets and upholstery. Stubborn stains can often be removed through the cleaning power of the natural fruit acid content.

All-Purpose Cleaner and Deodorizer

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of Bicarbonate of Soda

1 Litre warm water

Mix the ingredients together.

You can use the solution to clean kitchen counters, appliances, and the inside of your refrigerator. It makes a good deodorizer and can be used to shine up stainless steel sinks and appliances. For stainless steel, pour the solution on to a clean sponge and wipe down.

There are many more ways to help the environment, instead of using chemicals, which are mostly bought in plastic bottles. Take a look here and see many different tips on using Bicarbonate of Soda.

The fight against plastic has begun, and every little piece counts. Please help the oceans and planet where you can, by not using single-use plastic.

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