Cleaning products aren’t cheap and can quickly rack up a pretty price, which isn’t ideal, especially if you are on a tight budget. But you can create your own DIY cleaning products at home with things that most of us have lying in our pantry. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn how to make your DIY cleaning solution at home.
1. Sodium bicarbonate and lemon juice
Baking soda is by definition one of the biggest natural eaters. For this reason, if lemon juice is added, it can be useful for many cleaning operations in a home, such as cleaning stained and encrusted terracotta floors and polished kitchen and bathroom tiles. Finally, if sprayed, it can be used to eliminate bad odors from the refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven.
Baking soda is a light abrasive. It cleans, deodorizes, softens. It is used to remove odors from the fridge, clean the oven, sanitize toothbrushes, remove mold from the bathroom, maintain pipes. It can also be mixed with a little water and soap to make a cream to scour.
2. Vinegar and Salt
If there are wrought iron surfaces in the house, such as railings on mezzanines, fireplace accessories, or even a rustic masonry oven, there is nothing better than to opt for a product that is a real must have for some cleaning. In fact, it is the vinegar that, mixed with coarse salt, manages to descale rust and at the same time polish the surfaces on which it was formed.
Cooking salt has abrasive properties. It is often used as a scouring paste, except on fragile surfaces (glass-ceramic in particular). Salt is mixed with vinegar to remove tea stains from cups. A handful of salt in a basin of water can preserve the colors of a pair of jeans.
3. Vinegar and baking soda
Before we begin the description of the use of the above-mentioned indispensable products for cleaning the house, it should be noted that everyone can also act alone and with specific functions. Nevertheless, in the steps of this list, we always suggest some in pairs; they are versatile and perfect for various surfaces.
The must-have product in question allows you to disinfect the kitchen sink and bathroom accessories. That said, let’s talk immediately about a disinfectant product that can be created with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. The former has a degreasing function, while the latter has a slight abrasive action.
Vinegar disinfects, deodorizes, removes limescale. This multi-purpose ingredient is essential for natural cleaning. Hot or cold is used to remove limescale from taps, maintain the iron, wash windows, disinfect the fridge, and soften the linen.
4. Water and ammonia
Another must-have product that is particularly suitable for cleaning the house is ammonia and water that can be used both for washing the interior and exterior floors of the house and for bathroom tiles and sanitary ware. This mixture is also ideal for polishing brass handles and washing carpets with a spray that can release odors generated by pet urine.
5. Bleach and essential oil
Household bleach is ideal for cleaning bathroom accessories and their floors. However, for different environments such as the living room and bedroom, it can be used diluted in water and perhaps with the addition of a few drops of essential oil to mitigate the distinctly pungent smell of the product. When added to white laundry detergents, such as underwear, boxers, and handkerchiefs, Bleach removes dirt, stains, marks, and bad odors.
A few drops to perfume, sanitize, or disinfect. They come from the distillation of plants: lavender, lemon, tea tree and are very concentrated. They are generally optional and rather related to the smell. It is thus necessary to always respect the doses and the precautions of use. To be avoided if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or sensitive.
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