Homemade cleaning products are very safe to use as compared to those commercial ones that are usually made up of harmful substances and dangerous chemicals. In addition, they are easier to use and cheaper.
With that being said, here are a couple of suggestions that you can whip up yourself:
- Of all the homemade cleaning products, air fresheners are the most wanted. To fight that nasty odor, you can use vinegar, ammonia, baking soda and lemon.
- Lemons are perfect for neutralizing bad odor in your home. You can toss a slice of it in your grinder to nullify that stench in your kitchen. You can also sun-dry it and place it inside your cabinet to keep moths away.
- Vinegar is popular for its stain removing qualities, but what most people do not know is that it can be used to nullify and absorb any nasty scent. Pour a quart of it in your platter and let it stand in your room for a couple of hours to clear out any bad odor. You can also add a dash of baking soda or a drop of lemon juice in it for maximum results, but remember not to mix all three so as not to overdo it.
- Ammonia not only helps in neutralizing odor, but it also helps in loosening any clingy dirt.
- Baking soda, on the other hand, is also perfect because of its exfoliating properties. You can place it inside a box; cut a small hole in it and leave in any confined spaces in your house and let it work its air freshening magic.
Pots and Pans Cleaner
- Do you have those stains in your pans that you cannot seem to remove using your regular detergent? Well, baking soda is the answer! Mix 1-3 spoons of baking soda with a quart of water and pour it in your pots or pans. Let it stand for a few minutes and rinse it like you normally would.
- This is perhaps the simplest of all the homemade cleaning products. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet before you start your vacuuming. As for a more fragrant effect, mix cornstarch and talcum powder with baking soda and again, sprinkle it on your carpet. Just make sure to let it stand for a couple of hours before you start vacuuming in order for its scent to sink in.
- Regular rubbing alcohol can be useful for sanitizing telephone receivers and other choice plastics, but what about those items that you use for keeping liquids or foods? A few squirts of lemon is the solution to your problem.
There are a lot of other homemade cleaning products that are much safer to use.