Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies

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Contaminants are released into the air when using the conventional cleaning products that are more toxic and dangerous for your overall health. You have to understand that the poor air quality is likely to affect your overall health sooner or later. Therefore, you should go for the green products because you will reduce the exposure to toxic contaminants. You can also protect your family by using such green products. Try producing these cleaning products by yourself and in the comfort of your own home. Not only can it make for a fun family activity, it will also help your family go green. For instance, try using white vinegar to soft your fabrics. Even if you have very sensitive skin, you will be pleased with the final results. This natural cleaning product will not affect your skin at all. The vinegar should stay undiluted. The only thing that you will have to do is to add a half cup to the rinse cycle. You can also use common baking soda in order to clean and absorb unpleasant odors. You can also use it in order to clean the bath tube or the kitchen sink. Another method to clean your carpets is to sprinkle some baking soda right on the carpet and let it stay there for 20 minutes. Afterwards, vacuum it up and enjoy your fresh smelling carpet.

Lemon juice is another green cleaning agent which you can use to dissolve hard water stains and soap scum. Lemon juice can also be used in order to make copper and brass shine. You can also mix it with baking soda and vinegar to provide yourself with combined cleaning actions. Alcohol can be used in order to clean glass. You will need some basic ingredients in order to obtain a miraculous green cleaning agent. Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol with 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. You have to mix these substances in a spray bottle in order to get the streak free shine that will amaze you with its results. You can use this mixture in order to clean mirrors and windows.

All you need is to experiment with these green substances that can provide you with cleaning effects without contaminating your indoor air. This alternative is the healthiest you can get and you should forget about the toxic conventional cleaners. You should bear in mind this important secret: you can make very effective, non-toxic cleaning products whenever you need them. All you will need are a few simple ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap. Remember: making your own green cleaning products will save you money, time, and packaging. Not to mention the increased indoor air quality. In 2007, United States residents spent a total of $7.3 billion on household cleaning products. Most of which had negative effects on the environment. Experimenting with the tips above will not only save you money. You’ll help the environment, reduce hazardous chemical from your household, which will also reduce risks of exposure to such chemicals. Making homemade cleaning solutions can also help bring the family together as well as increase incentive to help with cleaning.

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  1. Simone says:

    I found this very interesting. Do these products kill bacteria as well? I’m new to going green so I will be trying these new ideas in my home.

  2. Karla says:

    Yes, this green cleaning agents kill bacteria, it turn the surface acid and the bacteria can’t survive.

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