Eight Food Products You Can Use To Clean Your House Naturally
It’s true! Many chemicals are very effective in cleaning our homes. We pretty much tend to walk down the cleaning supplies aisle in the supermarket and purchase our usual cleaning agent because we learned so much about it from aggressive promotions and advertisements.
However, little did we know the effects and its impact on the environment. Think of the carcinogenic effects and plastic waste that could potentially harm the environment. But did you know that food could act as natural cleaning solution and is as effective as these harmful chemicals?
Time to say goodbye to harsh and expensive chemicals. Here's a top eight food/drink products that do double-duty as cleaning agents and are cost-effective as well.
Due to its acidic nature, America's soda can bring back the sparkle on dirty toilet bowls. Simply pour a can of Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl and let it sit overnight. Scrub then flush. Goodbye dirty toilet bowl!
Your ketchup is not just delicious, but it is also effective in polishing your copper pans and pots. The secret? The acids in tomatoes are powerful enough to dissolve the tarnish and stain on your favorite copper utensils. Rub the ketchup on your pots and pans and leave it for 30 minutes, then rinse with water.
Baking soda is so versatile that aside from baking, it can deodorize and clean countless areas in your home. Funky carpet and furniture? No problem! Sprinkle baking soda on to your carpet/furniture and leave it for ten minutes, then vacuum to get rid of the salt. Same with your refrigerator - simply place an open box of baking soda and the foul smell will be gone in an instant.
Bring back the sparkle on your glassware and windows with vinegar.
Back in the day, vinegar was very popular in disinfecting and killing harmful bacteria and viruses due to its acidic nature. Aside from its anti-microbial properties, it also has the capabilities to remove lime scale and hard water on your glassware. What about your dirty and grimy windows? Combine 2-3 tablespoons of white vinegar with a cup of water in a spray bottle, then wipe it off with a Microfiber cloth.
Our table salt in solid form is a natural abrasive that can get rid of tough stains. Dampen a sponge with vinegar and sprinkle salt on the non-lacquered cabinet knobs. Slightly rub and rinse with water.
We know it’s really a struggle to clean the hard to reach inside of your glass vases. Next time, scoop some uncooked rice into your vase with some dishwashing soap and warm water. Swish it around to scrub those annoying spots.
Did you know that aside from adding depth of flavor to your food, onions are also effective in removing all the gunk in your grill? Simply slice the onion in half and scrub the hot grease-encrusted grill.
Instead of spending too much money repairing that scratch or scuff on your expensive wood furniture, rub a piece of walnut to cover the damage. The oils in walnut will seep into the scratch and make it disappear. There you have it!