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Natural Cleaning Products: The Basic Dozen – Part 1

Have you ever cleaned with natural products? Do you know how to combine some natural products, so to prepare cleaning solutions for your home? Do you want to learn which are the basic natural products, which you can use in your domestic chores? Read on then.

Here is a short list, offered by professional tenancy cleaners from London, with the twelve basic natural cleaners:

Baking soda – this product is effective in numerous situations. Its alkaline nature makes it perfect for neutralising mild acids. You can use it as a stain remover, cleaner, and deodoriser. Everyone should always have a box of bicarbonate of soda in his kitchen cupboards, as you never know when you’ll need it.

Borax is a kind of mineral salt that forms naturally. It’s a combination of soda and boric, and is a very good whitener. You can dissolve it in water and use it as a detergent, water softener and disinfectant.

White vinegar – probably the best natural cleaner. It has numerous cleaning properties, because of its mild acidic nature. It can be used as a cleaner, whitener, disinfectant, mould and stain remover, and as a deodoriser.

Cream of tartar – this is a powder which is mildly acidic. People very often combine it with bread soda so the make baking powder, which is a leavening agent. Cream of tartar is a wonderful stain remover.

Eucalyptus oil – this oil is distilled from the leaves of eucalyptus trees, which can be found in Australia. It has a distinctive smell, which makes it an excellent insect repellent. Eucalyptus oil can be used as a disinfectant, as a stain remover and as a cleaner. Some move out cleaners from London also recommend a mould remover that contains it.

Glycerin – it is a liquid that has no colour and smell. Some people use it in frosting to prevent it from hardening too much, but it is a wonderful stain loosener. You can apply some glycerin to tough stains to loosen them up before you treat them with a solution.

This is only the first part of the basic dozen of natural cleaners, so stay tuned for part 2.

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