While there are countless cleaning supplies available at stores, have you ever stopped to wonder about all of those harsh chemicals? You might have noticed that many of them emit a noxious smell, and we can’t help but think that using these products on a regular basis can’t be good for our health. Luckily, there are plenty of DIY solutions (literally!) that you can easily mix up with simple ingredients that will still do a fantastic job. Here are some of the most useful ones.
All Purpose Cleaner
This is a great option for cleaning all around the house including all of the surfaces. Simply mix together equal parts of water and vinegar and put them in a spray bottle. You can then add about 10 drops of essential oils if you prefer, but this is optional. You can also add in fresh herbs and citrus peels for a lovely scent. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell disappears quickly. Don’t use this on marble, stone, or granite.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
If you want your toilet to be sparkling clean, add some white vinegar right into the bowl and then shake in a bit of baking soda. You can use essential oils for a pleasant scent here as well. Let this mixture sit for a bit and then start scrubbing at all the grime. You’ll see that your toilet bowl will become good as new. You can use the all purpose cleaner on the rest of the toilet.
Removing Mold & Mildew
Mix white vinegar with tea tree oil and spray the area that’s been affected by mold and mildew. Leave it there for about 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. You can gently scrub away at the impacted area with a cloth if need be.
Take a cup of vinegar and add in the juice of a lemon. Place the mixture in the microwave for 2 minutes and allow it to sit for about a minute after the 2 minutes are up. Once it has steamed, open the door and easily wipe away any residue, which should have been loosened and be super easy to remove.
Mix together 1/4 cup of baking soda with some water and a teaspoon of salt. Continue adding water until a paste has formed. Spread it over the oven and let it sit overnight. You can then easily scrub it off the next morning with a moist cloth. Your oven will be as good as new.