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DIY — Natural Cleansers For A Spic-And-Span Home

DIY — Natural Cleansers For A Spic-And-Span Home

DIY — Natural Cleansers For A Spic-And-Span Home
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Every day we spend a great deal of time and energy cleaning our house. Although the market is flooded with a plethora of products, most of the times these harsh chemicals wreak havoc with your prized possessions. It makes sense to use natural products because apart from being easy on pocket, they improve indoor air quality by eliminating the toxins found in a majority of store-bought household cleaners.

MakaanIQ brings you some easy-on-pocket natural cleaning agents for a squeaky clean interiors.

  • Fridge deodorant

Best for: Cleaning and removing smell from your refrigerator

The recipe: 2 parts hot water + 1 part white vinegar + lemon zest (or a few drops of lemon essential oil)

Pour water and vinegar into a reusable spray bottle, cap the bottle, and shake it. Then add zest or the essential oil. Spray the mixture inside the fridge, including its shelves. Let it rest for a minute or two and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

  • Bathroom cleaner

Best for: Tubs, showers and tiles

The recipe: 2 parts baking soda + 1 part salt + 1 part washing soda

Mix all ingredients into a bowl. Wet the bathroom surface with water, sprinkle the powder on the wet surface, and let it rest for about 5 minutes. Scrub the area with a brush and rinse well with water. 

  • Floor polish

Best for: Hardwood floors

The recipe: ½ cup white vinegar + 1 gallon warm water + 2 to 3 drops of lemon or orange essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a bucket, mop the floor, and let it dry. Use the combination of white vinegar and citrus essential oil to restore the shine to hardwood floors. Diluted vinegar deodorizes, disinfects, and whisks away dirt without damaging the wooden surface.

  • Furniture polish

Best for: Wooden furniture and fixtures

The recipe: 1 part lemon juice + 2 parts olive oil

Mix lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl, dab a little onto a microfibre cloth, and wipe onto the wooden furniture and fixtures in a circular motion.

 

  • Glass cleaner

Best for: Windows and mirrors

The recipe: 2 cups water + ½ cup white or cider vinegar + ¼ cup rubbing alcohol + 1 to 2 drops citrus essential oil

Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake lightly before every use. For best results, spray directly on a microfibre cloth or newspaper, and then buff over the glass.

 

Last Updated: Thu Jun 16 2016

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