Friday, July 13, 2012

Economically Green Cleaning

Saving the world from the impact of harmful products and cleaning agents isn't as difficult as we think. The chemicals that we use everyday to clean our houses, cars, and clothes don't have to hurt our planet or our wallets. I believe consumers are driven buy their spending habits and if "becoming green" is affordable then they will incorporate it into their daily lifestyle. So how can the vast majority of the public make a difference well let's begin buy encouraging how affordable it is to go more "green" when purchasing cleaning products. Let's start with how truly simple and cheap it can be. Basic staples in many households like vinegar,  lemon, and baking soda can be insanely effective. Not only are these ingredients all natural but they each serve many multiple purposes and cleaning tasks. Three natural cleaning products that will clean your entire house right under your nose.

Baking Soda 

Baking soda can be used to scrub hard surfaces much the same way as commercial non-abrasive cleansers to clean bathtubs, sinks and toilets. And it makes a great deodorizer! place a box in the fridge or freezer to absorb odors, garbage cans and super smelly sneakers anywhere you need deodorizing action. Baking soda is actually one of the most versatile cleaners on the planet.

Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice is another all natural substance that can be used to clean your home. Lemon Juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper. Try mixing lemon juice with vinegar or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Be aware that lemon juice can also act as a natural bleach. Use lemon peels through your garbage disposal to freshen up the drain and kitchen.


Vinegar actually cleans much like an all-purpose cleaner. All you need is to mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean the most areas in your home. Vinegar is a great  natural cleaning product as well as a disinfectant and deodorizer. Don't worry about your home smelling like vinegar. The smell disappears when it dries. Like lemon it will eat away at soap scum and hard water stains leaving them shiny and beautiful. Can be used as a fabric softener. This can be especially helpful for families with sensitive skin issues.Vinegar also has the added benefit of breaking down laundry detergent more effectively. You can also use vinegar to clean your washing machine.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! These are awesome cleaning tips and i absolutely love the use of vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda! I am so glad i found your blog!

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