|How to Make Organic House Cleaning Products
Many people want to know how to make organic house cleaning products. Using organic and natural products to clean your home means you arenít spreading chemicals around--making it safer for you, your family and the planet.
The Basics of How to Make Organic House Cleaning Products
If you are looking for ways to bring more natural products into your cleaning routine, there are a few basics you will want to have on hand at all times. All of the following items should be available at your local organic grocery store:
Baking soda: This baking basic is a powerhouse of cleaning and deodorizing. It can be used in homemade cleaning solutions, as a paste or sprinkled directly on a surface.
Borax: A naturally occurring compound made of boron, sodium, oxygen and water, borax is a great cleaner, especially for laundry.
Cornstarch: Great for cleaning carpets and rugs, cornstarch can also be used in place of baby powder.
Lemon juice: A natural whitener, lemon juice can also remove grease and other stains, especially on aluminum and porcelain.
Salt: Abrasive but gentle, salt is great for scouring.
Washing soda: This is different from baking soda and is a good choice for general cleaning, cutting grease and disinfecting. You can find it on the laundry aisle, but it may not be an organic product.
White vinegar: Another great general-purpose cleaner, white vinegar is good for removing mildew, grease and other stains. It is also a great choice for washing windows and making metal surfaces shiny.
By Sarah White
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