Imagine refreshing and cleaning your home without using harsh chemical cleaning products you normally use. It is possible! In this article we share tips how to clean and maintain your home, how to do  laundry, or how to make custom air freshener without entering the toxic zone.

 

 

 

 

Vinegar and Lemon  - Universal House Cleaning Solution!

If you want to find an alternative and healthy house cleaning solution, look no further than vinegar! You can use it concentrated or diluted. It is indisputably ecological and non-toxic. 

            You will especially appreciate vinegar when you need to clean hard water residue on your faucets, calcium on your shower head, or hard water marks inside your toilet. For those reasons  vinegar is a priceless helper that keeps your bathroom clean and non-toxic at the same time.

 Ecologically and Environmentally Friendly Laundry Detergents

  Did you know that natural soap is the most gentle laundry detergent of all? Just like vinegar, soap bar or soap flakes are eco-friendly and biodegradable. You can use it on delicate fabric that needs to be washed by hand, or dissolve in small amount of warm water to use it in your washing machine. It won't cause any allergic nor asthmatic reactions! 

Bile Soap

This soap is exactly what it sounds like: it's made of ox bile! Believe it or not, it is a fantastic product for stain removal and it works on almost any material. Bile soap is completly biodegradable. It is an effectiv agent for the removal of grass, blood, oil, chocolate, ink marks or fruit stains. The product can also be used to boost the action of your laundry detergent.

Bile Soap

Apply bile soap to satin and let it set. Next, rinse or put it in the washing machine. Repeat the process for tough stains. For bigger items like carpets or sofas, rub the stain with bile soap and rinse. For the best results, rinse  with hot water extraction commonly known as steam cleaning.  

Stain Remedy

Fats, starch

Soak, rub with bile  soap and wash off.

Chewing gum 

Freeze and peel off.

Wax candles

Hot iron over dry cloth repeated several times.

Red wine

Rinse with hot water, sprincle a little bit of 

salt, let salt sit for few minutes, wash off.

 Rust stains or stains from fruit 

Drizzle with lemon juice and wash off.

How to Use Baking Soda Around Your House

There are many other non-poisonous products that can be used for basic household cleaning. Next to vinegar, the most useful is baking soda. Baking soda is a salt composed of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It has a slightly salty , alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda.

Make a Soft Surface Scrub

 Use 3 parts baking soda and one part water to make a paste. Clean your countertop, then rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.

Clean the Microwave 

 Put some baking soda on clean damp sponge and clean gently inside and outside the microwave. Rinse well with water. Baking soda is great because it never leaves a harsh chemical smell.  

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Clean the Oven

 Sprinkle bakng soda onto the bottom of the oven, spray with water and vinegar to dampen. Let sit overnight, scrub in the morning. Scoop the baking soda and grime out with a sponge or vacuum and rinse.

Remove Oil and Grease Stains

 Use baking soda to clean up light-duty oil and grease spills on your garage floor or in your driveway. Sprinkle baking soda on the floor and srub with wet brush (or sponge if using on carpets),

Carper cleaning with baking soda

 

 

Remove Odor from Carpets and Upholstery 

 Liberally sprinkle baking soda on the carpet, sofa, or chair. Then let sit overnight or as long as possible (the longer it sits, the better it works). Sweep up the larger amounts of baking soda and vaccum up the rest.

 

Remove Laundry Stains

 Make a paste with baking soda and tiny bit of water. Work paste into stains prior to washing. For perspiration stains, let the paste set for about an hour before washing.

 

Clean Stainless Steel Sink

 Make a paste with baking soda and vinegar. Mix it up and apply with a sponge. There's a lot of foam but it  works fantastic! 

To protect your hands, use gloves for all your household work.

Camping Use - Everywhere!

Baking soda is a must for your next camping trip. It is a dish washer, pot scruber, hand cleanser, deodorant, toothpaste, fire extinguisher, and more!