Friday, June 12, 2009

Homemade Goodness *cleaners*

Ever thought about just making your own cleaners? Well its easier than it looks. Here is some alternatives for you to try out.

-Instead of chemical cleaners, use soap and water, baking soda or lemon juice.

-Use either of the following mixtures in a spray bottle.
*Dissolve 4 tbsp baking soda in 1 quart of warm water.
*Use a mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup to 1 quart of water.

-Mix vinegar and salt together for a good surface strength.

-For an abrasive cleaner, use baking soda or a non-chlorinated scouring powder.

-To clean floors try the following.
*Use a damp mop on linoleum for day to day cleaning.
*Vinyle floors, use 1/2 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon of water.
*Wood floors use a damp mop with mild vegetable oil soap.
*Black heel marks can be cleaned by rubbing with a paste of baking soda and water.
*Crayola may be removed by rubbing with toothpaste and a damp cloth. Do not use on porous surfaces.

-To disinfect try the following
*Rubbing alcohol is a disinfectant, but be careful. Its toxic when digested and is flamable. Only use in a well vintilated room, try opening up the windows. Do not use anywhere near a ignition. Wear nitrile gloves and apply to the surface with a sponge and let dry completely.
*For bathrooms and kitchens, spray the surface with distilled vinegar, thenspray with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and wipe clean.

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