The next time you have a sink to scrub or a window to wipe, just raid your cupboards. Everyday products like club soda (the bubbles help break down stains by loosening grime), vinegar (the acidity inhibits the growth of bacteria and prevents mould and mildew from forming), and even vodka (a proven germ eliminator) make for fast, cheap, and effective house cleaners. Add to that, that they are environmentally friendly and you are on to a winner.
Here are some of our top tips for homemade green cleaning products:-
Equal measures of white vinegar and water make for an excellent all-purpose cleaner and window cleaner and undiluted white vinegar can be used for cleaning the toilet.
Bicarbonate of Soda is a natural whitening agent and great for removing stains on baths and showers etc. You can also mix with water, 3 to 1 to make a paste and use it as a grout cleaner or to lift stains from carpets.
A teaspoon of clove oil mixed with a litre of water and you have a super mould busting spray.
Lemon juice like vinegar is great for cleaning glass and if you mix it with sea salt you have a cleaning product fit for use on your cookware items.
Pouring a 1/4 cup of powdered lemon or orange drink into the detergent section of your dishwasher and running a normal cycle will remove stains and rust from your machine.
Equal amounts of non-gel toothpaste and baking soda mixed together is perfect for removing white water ring marks.
Cut a potato in half and pop it into your fridge to soak up any unwanted smells and replace sponges which harbour and spread bacteria for dishcloths which should be washed regularly for better levels of hygiene.
Looking for more ideas, check out one of our favourite articles here http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2013/06/homemade-all-natural-cleaning-recipes.html