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How to clean your home without toxic chemicals

by Linda Cleans 05 May 2023

Trying to clean with less chemicals? Trying to be more eco friendly? Then this is the blog post for you!

It has become a popular wave that people are becoming more conscious of what they’re trying to clean with, whether it’s to help the environment or to save a few pennies. A lot of home made solution can be made simply with cupboard ingredients such as white vinegar, lemon, salt… The list goes on.

Here are a few simple recipes to get your started on if you’re trying to clean.. cleaner!

Multi-Purpose Cleaner  - White Vinegar

(Not to be mistaken for Malt Vinegar!) White vinegar is just a great all-round cleaner, and can be used on almost anything. It’s natural acidity means it can cut through dirt and tough grime easily. Mix one part vinegar and one part water and shake in a spray bottle. You can add lemon or herbs as well to help create a nicer scent. As fantastic as this solutions is though, please be cautious not to use on surfaces such as stone and ceramics, as the acidity can be TOO strong and actual erode your surface as well as the dirt!

Heavy-duty Scrub - Lemon and Baking Soda

These two natural cleaners are perfect together to remove stubborn marks such as mould, in-depth dirt, grime and even rust. Simply squeeze out the juice from your lemon and add to about roughly 4 tablespoons baking soda and mix together until it forms a paste. Apply this to the area such as inside your oven door and scrub. It should then be easy enough to remove any remaining residue with water and a cloth.

Kitchen Cleaner - Baking Soda

To clean areas such as your kitchen worktops, counters, and even the inside of your fridge, all you need is your trusty baking soda. It is a great deodoriser and can be used to help shine and buff your stainless steels (i.e. cooker tops, sinks). Mix 4 tables spoons to roughly 500ml of warm water and add into a spray bottle and give a good shake until it’s fully mixed together. Spray and use a soft microfibre cloth to rub the surface to removes marks as well as buff to give a great shine.

Bathroom Scrub - Baking Soda and Salt

For a dry scrub cleaner that works great on grouts and hard water stains, this combinations is just for you! It’s also perfect for cutting through soap residue.

Mould Remover - White Vinegar and Table Salt

So… this is slightly different, these two products you don’t mix together. First, you add your white vinegar to your spray bottle and spray over the mould areas and leave for roughly twenty minutes. Once this time is up, dip our grout brush into some table salt and scrub away. You should see almost instant results!

Glass Cleaner - White Vinegar, Fairy Liquid and Water

On contrary to what some believe it is actually possible, and easy to have streak free mirrors and windows without using harmful chemicals. Simply mix white vinegar with warm water and a touch of fairy liquid in a spray bottle and spray onto the effected surface. Then using something like our Easy Grip Sponge Cleaner scrub those smears and hard water stains away. Once you’ve done this, use a microfibre cloth to wipe the glass/mirror and you should see that it’s streak free!




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