There are plenty of products on the market that promise to help you clean your home and make it sparkle and shine, whilst removing every vestige of grease. And that’s great after all everyone wants a clean home, however, if you look at the ingredients for any household cleaners(kitchen cleaners) you would be hard pushed to recognize most of them or even pronounce them. Chemicals in the cleaners we use play a significant part in the pollution that is on the increase in our homes.
If you want to ditch the chemicals and use something more natural with fewer chemicals to clean your home then this is easier than you think. In fact, with around 15 easy to buy ingredients, some of which you will probably have in your store cupboards already, you can create products to clean just about everything in your home.
When it comes to cleaning your kitchen, there are lots of different surfaces that you need to clean on a regular basis; work surfaces, sink, hob, floor, and even the walls. The big question is can natural cleaning products really tackle these different types of surfaces and clean them properly?
A simple cleaning solution can be made using vinegar, liquid soap and baking soda which is perfect for cleaning tiles. The vinegar works as an effective sanitizer, liquid soap is great for both stain removing and for degreasing and the baking soda creates a mild abrasive that also works well to lighten tough stains. An optional extra that can be added to this natural cleaning solution is essential oil which will add a nice clean scent of your choice.
This solution is gentle enough for either ceramic tiles or porcelain tiles yet strong enough to cut through the grease and leave your kitchen sparkling without the need to reach for any of those harsh chemical-filled alternatives you can buy in the shops. And the wide variety of essential oils available means you can really tailor the scent to your personal taste; you can even use different scents for different rooms in your home. This solution will work well on most surfaces in your home.
A paste of baking soda and white vinegar can work well to make your grout look clean, just leave it on for 30 minutes and then scrub it off for fantastic results.
If you have a blocked plug in your kitchen sink, and this can often happen when you can easily unblock it yourself without the need for any harsh chemicals. Using either a plumber’s snake or an untwisted coat hanger try to remove as much of the blockage as you can. Pour about half a cup of baking or washing soda into the plug hole and slowly follow it with an equal quantity of white vinegar. Let the mixture fizz and settle, then carefully pour in boiling water. You can repeat this process again if needed and the blockage should clear.
Cleaning doesn’t have to mean harsh chemicals. By simply utilizing what nature has given us, you can have a naturally clean home.