Organic Household Cleaners
By: Danny Lipford
One way to reduce potentially harmful chemicals present in your home is to replace chemical cleaners with natural organic ones.
- Baking soda makes an effective cleaning paste. To make a natural scrub brush, sprinkle baking soda on half a cut lemon and hold it by the rind while scrubbing.
Keeping the air clean is one of the many goals of environmentalists. Now, you may not be able to do too much to affect the air outside, but you can make a big difference in the air quality inside your home by getting rid of all those chemical cleaners. Here are a couple of truly green ways to keep your home spic-and-span, save money and keep the air clean. Vinegar is one of the most natural all-purpose cleaners you can use. Fill a clean spray bottle with a solution of one part vinegar and one part water and you’ve got a cleaner that will also disinfect and deodorize most areas of your home. Another idea is to use lemon juice. It easily dissolves soap scum and hard water deposits. Mix it with baking soda to make a cleaning paste. You can also cut a lemon in half, sprinkle baking soda on the cut end and use the lemon as a natural scrub brush!