Saturday, July 4, 2009
Non-Toxic, Biodegradable Alternative Cleaning Solutions
The citrus line-up includes oranges, lemons and grapefruits but also lime, bergamot and kumquat. Not only do they look good and smell great their essential oils are wonderful cleaners which are increasingly being used by manufacturers to create environmentally friendly cleaning products. Lemon juice can be used to remove stains from solid surface countertop and when mixed with salt can help to remove rust stains from hardware. Orange and lemon rind can be used as a wonderful air freshener and to reduce odors from trash cans and garbage disposals. Lemon oil is the most effective natural glass cleaner but orange oil works too and best of all they leave a smudge free sheen. It is the citric acid that works to remove calcium build-up on shower doors. Lemon oil found in many commercial furniture polishes works wonderfully well on it's own to clean and protect your wood furniture.
Certain essentials oils are great disinfectants and natural deodorizers. Lavender, ginger, pine and clove are good choices and many also have antiseptic properties. Lemon oils is useful for keeping your kitchen clean and germ-free while essential oil from cloves will help to eliminate cooking odors. Grease is not match for lavender essential oil which is a useful addition to your kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies. Pine essential oil is useful inside and outside your home to keep certain insects at bay and to discourage destructive buds from visiting your garden.
Vinegar is safe to use as an all-purpose cleaner on most surfaces (marble is not one of them) and has the added benefit of being a great disinfectant and it is really inexpensive. It may be stating the obvious to say that vinegar is acidic but it is this fact which makes it very important to dilute it adequately before using it as a cleaner (one part water to one part vinegar). You may be thinking that you don't want your house smelling like a salad dressing but don't worry the trademark smell of vinegar disappears once it dries.
Vinegar can be used in the bathroom, kitchen and even the laundry room. When using on countertops or tile areas always test a small area just to make sure it will not damage your surface. In the bathroom you can use it to clean the sinks, bathtub and toilet. You can use undiluted vinegar as a disinfectant inside the toilet bowl. Use diluted vinegar to clean the floors and in the kitchen to clean appliances, the stove, hood and fixtures. In the laundry room you can use the vinegar as an all purpose cleaner but it does double duty as a fabric softener. Just half a cup of vinegar can be used to instead of commercial fabric softener during the rinse cycle.
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