Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Natural ingredients for natural cleaning

Do you usually look for natural alernatives for medical reasons? Why dont you do the same for house cleaning? Here are the core ingredients your natural cleaning cupboard should contain. All can be found on the internet and other places. 

Baking Soda-Deodorizer, non-abrasive scouring powder (available in bulk)

Beeswax-Floor and furniture wax (also found in craft stores)

Borax-Deodorizer, non-abrasive scouring powder, all-purpose cleaner, mold inhibitor, rust and stain remover. (Winco sells this one)

Carnauba Wax-Wood and furniture wax 

Citrus fruit like orange, lemon and lime-Grease cutter, deodorizer, flea repellent

Eucalyptus oil-Insect repellent 

Favorite essential oils-Air freshening, scenting homemade formulas 

Hydrogen peroxide-Bleaching agent and antibacterial (found anywhere)

Jojoba oil-Wood polisher 

Lavender oil-Disinfectant, deodorizer 

Natural vegetable-based liquid soap(like Dr.Bronner's)-General detergent product substitute. Bug repellent.

Neem tree oil-Insect repellent 

Olive oil-Wood polisher (found anywhere)

Washing soda(sodium carvonate)-Grease-and grime-cutter, wax remover, deodorizer(Winco sells this one)

White Distilled Vinigar-Dissolving hard water mineral scale and greasy build-up, removing tarnish, cleansing wood and glass. (found anywhere)

Tea Tree Oil-Antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent;deodorizer

Toothpaste-Metal Polish

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