While companies that manufacture cleaning products deny, several studies have suggested a connection between these products and certain health problems. So many people prefer to buy organic or green products, but unfortunately these usually cost more money and sometimes do not perform equally. But cleaning must not be toxic or expensive: almost the whole house can be cleaned (and disinfected) with three or four common and inexpensive ingredients.
Indispensable in an ecological house cleaners are baking soda, lemon, vinegar and normal soap. To be even more eco-friendly, you can use soap nuts to make your own multipurpose soap. Other useful cleaners are salt and essential oils.
Dissolve three tablespoons of baking soda in two liters of hot water. Add half a cup of vinegar and two teaspoons of pine essential oil. The combination of vinegar and baking soda is disinfectant and pine essential oil. If you need an antifungal solution, you can also add a teaspoon of essential oil of citronella and other essential oil of lavender. If you find it more convenient, you can prepare a larger amount to bottle the mixture, you can save up to three months in a cool, dark place. Shake the mixture well before using. The amounts of oil can be adjusted according to your tastes, keeping at least 10 drops of each.
Use the same mixture as for floors. To wash a tub or shower tiles with mold, wet the surface with the floor cleaner and then cover it with baking soda, leave a few minutes and scrub with a loofah or brush.
Instead of buying a chemical cleaner for windows in your home, you can use water and sheets of newspaper. Moja a sheet of newspaper and scrub the glass, then dry it with another sheet of dry newspaper.
If the glass is very soiled, you can use a sponge with soap or baking soda and water and then clean with newspaper.
To wash pots by hand, use biodegradable soap or soap nuts. Dissolve three tablespoons grated white soap in three liters of water. Add half cup of white vinegar and lemon juice.
Dishwasher, put three tablespoons grated white soap in the soap container. Fill the rest of the container with vinegar and close the lid.
For pots or pots with food very stuck, first let them soak overnight, then friégalas with steel wool, pumice or some sand. This is not recommended for Teflon pots and pans. If you use sand you should no longer use the same pad with other vessels, especially Teflon, because sand usually stays in the pad.
To clean the stove or other kitchen surfaces, use hot soapy water and a little vinegar, baking soda to scrub and lemon peel for descaling fat.
To polish your wood furniture, mixing Ten milliliters of lemon oil with half a liter of vegetable oil. Dampen a soft cloth with this mixture and rub the wood. It is not necessary to use much! Lemon oil gives a pleasant aroma and also disinfects the surface of the wood. So aside from making your furniture look also cleans and protects. As it requires very little oil to clean the furniture, you can save what is left you in a recycled bottle for use at another time.
Instead of using commercial flavorings that harm the environment, consider one of the following options. To give a fresh scent to any room or to prevent odors in the bathroom