Bicarbonate of soda (Baking soda) is my favorite natural cleaner, as it appeals not only to the environmentalist in me but also to my inner cheapskate! It won't break the bank to buy, it's very effective, and it's extremely versatile. Almost every area in your kitchen can benefit from a wipe-over with bicarbonate of soda. This will help to prevent a build-up of grease and grime whilst deodorizing the kitchen at the same time. However, bicarbonate soda can leave a thin white film behind, so always rinse thoroughly with a damp cloth afterward to remove any remaining residue.
To clean with baking soda, simply add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 cup of water and heat in a microwave for 4 minutes. Open the door after 10 minutes and wipe clean.
In my opinion, there is a lot of info out there that makes zero waste sound far more complicated than it needs to be. So I wrote the Zero waste beginners guide to demystify the subject matter and get you started without all the craziness.
Many of my friends and followers always seem to be asking me the same questions. How expensive it is to be zero waste and what money-saving things can I do to offset my costs. This is why I wrote the ultimate money-saving guide for the zero waste home. It is packed full of my zero waste home habits which save me money and it clearly answers the questions put to me.
Just how effective is vinegar when you want to kill your household germs? Do you have doubts about its efficiency? Should you be changing back to the toxic commercial cleaners on the market? Or are there some hidden natural cleaners that can do the job better? If you have these questions running around in your mind and want to be sure of the answers, then read on. I promise that every question you have about the effectiveness of vinegar will be answered and explained here. Plus, at the end of the article, I will reveal the hidden natural cleaning alternatives we should all be using.
Baking soda is an amazing all-natural, cheap, and chemical-free cleaner that can clean just about anything. That's why when I clean the bathroom, I always clean using baking soda, a little elbow grease, and maybe an essential oil or two. So join me as I share my 17 favorite uses for baking soda in the bathroom, along with the recipes and a step-by-step guide detailing how to apply them.
Although hailed as an affordable, Eco-friendly cleaning marvel, there are simply some things that you should never clean with vinegar. Primarily as these things don't react well with acids and will become irreparable through repeated exposure. In fact, there are some surfaces, such as smartphone screens, that can be damaged from even a single application. Therefore, it's vitally important to learn more about this little miracle worker's limitations as well as its applications. So join me as I reveal 15 things that you should never clean with vinegar and I explain why?
Homemade cleaners made from all-natural ingredients are much milder than those created for the retail market. However, this does not reduce their effectiveness when tackling those pesky hard to clean cleaning jobs. In comparison, many of today’s commercially manufactured cleaners are simply too strong for their intended purpose. And, while a few products may cause immediate reactions from acute exposure, (headaches, skin burns, nausea, irritation of the eyes), hidden problems arise with repeated contact. Indeed, Ingredients in common household products have been linked to asthma, cancer, reproductive disorders, hormone disruption, and neurotoxicity.
To clean a toilet, cut a lemon in half, then wipe the lemon around the toilet. Sprinkle kosher salt or baking soda over the lemon so that it acts like a scourer for any stubborn stains or bits of dirt. Finally, use a non microfiber damp cloth to wipe away any residue and buff to a shine. Dad's tip: Limes are also high in citric acid so if you prefer the fresh smell of limes then choose these instead. Alternatively choose a grapefruit for those larger areas.