Undoubtedly, the kitchen is the primary source of toxic chemicals in your home. Just think how many harsh products you have in your cupboard. These cleaners not only pollute the environment, but also constitute a danger for you and your family. Commercial solutions may trigger allergies, irritate the skin or can be inadvertently ingested by your child or pet. You can eliminate the risk, save money and protect the environment by switching to green cleaning.
Eco-friendly home-made solutions are inexpensive and easy to mix. Actually, you probably have everything you need to create a powerful natural cleaner. Almost every home-made solution recipes include backing soda, white vinegar, lemon, borax and water.
Counter-tops, Tables and Cupboards
Create an all-purpose effective cleaner you can use on any type of surface to sanitize and remove the bacteria. Mix 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water in a spray bottle. If you need a stronger solution simply add less water.
Keep your kitchen sink and faucet in top shape with vinegar and baking soda. Scrub the ceramic and stainless steel with baking soda. Sprinkle lightly the ingredient in the desired area and then gently scrub.
If you need to unclog the sink drain, avoid using the most caustic products.They are corrosive and may damage the gunk in your pipes. Instead, choose the green approach. You need 2 cups of baking soda, 4 cups of boiling water and 1 cup of vinegar. Pour one cup baking soda in the drain and then 2 cups boiling water. Wait a couple of minutes and add the rest of the baking soda. Instead of water, this time put the vinegar.
Again wait until there are no bubbles and add the water.
Cleaning the oven manually is a tedious and time- consuming experience. Burnt food, grease and other miscellaneous spots covering the interior of your appliance are a complete nightmare.
Luckily, you don’t need harsh chemicals to remove the persistent stains. All you need is baking soda. Mix the ingredient with a little bit of water to create a paste. Apply it all over the stained area and leave it overnight. Then scrub the dirt away with a sponge. If there is a baking soda residue, remove it with white vinegar.
If you can’t stand the look of your icky microwave, here’s a solution. Mix equal parts vinegar and water in a medium size bowl and microwave it for five minutes. Let it sit for another couple of minutes. The solution will loosen up the greasy stains. Then all you need to do is to wipe away the dirt.
You can now have your own all-natural dishwasher detergent with this amazing recipe. Combine 2 parts borax, 2 parts washing soda, 1 part citric acid and 1 part salt. You can also add essential oils for scent. Store it in a tight container like a mason jar. One tablespoon is enough for a single load.