Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Easy Non Toxic Cleaners You Can Make at Home

Disclosure: This guest post is brought to you by Green Choice.
The common cleaners you use to keep your home shiny and clean could actually lead to serious health concerns. Household cleaners used daily contain a slew of unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals that aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, reduce indoor air quality and threaten the health and safety of your family. The good news is that you don’t have to use these chemically-filled cleaners in your home. In fact, there are several effective, all-natural cleaners that you can make at home.

Toilet Bowel Cleaner

Commercial toilet bowl cleaners often contain extremely caustic ingredients that cause more harm than good. A safe option is to pour 1-cup of distilled white vinegar into the toilet bowl and add some baking soda. The two ingredients will react to one another creating a bubbly foam. Wait for about 10 to 15 minutes and then scrub the bowl and you normally would. That night before bed, toss 2 vitamin C tablets that contain 1000 milligrams each into the bowl. The next morning, scrub the toilet bowl again to give it a nice shine.

Carpet Stain Remover

No matter how hard you try, stains will appear on your carpet. This is especially true if you have children, pets or a husband. To remove the stains without using commercial cleaners, grab a bit of club soda and pour it directly on the stain and scrub for several seconds. If you’re carpets require a good cleaning, consider hiring an organic carpet cleaning company that can take care of the problem for you. Click here for more information about green carpet cleaning and how it can improve the overall health and well-being of all those in the home.

Mineral Deposits

Mineral deposits -- such as scale -- are a common problem in the bathroom and can give showerheads and faucets a dingy appearance. Trying to cut through the deposits is difficult leading consumers to purchase expensive and toxic cleaning agents. There is a better and safe way, however. For metal showerheads, simply mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1 quart of water and boil the showerhead in this mixture for about 15 minutes. Soak plastic showerheads in 50-percent white vinegar and 50-percent water for about an hour. To remove mineral deposits from faucets, soak a clean cloth in undiluted white vinegar that has been heated. Lay the vinegar-soaked cloth over the faucet and let sit for an hour. Then, simply wipe the surface of the faucet with the soaked cloth.


Machiko said...

The toilet bowl cleaner trick is a great idea for leftover, expired Vitamin C tablets. Sounds pretty easy too. Thank you :)