Natural Cleaning Products: The Basic Dozen – Part 2
In my previous article I presented to you six of twelve basic natural products. Today I’m going to complete this list, so you can take advantage of it, and start using the cleaners in your household.
Lemons – according to many tenancy cleaning London experts lemon juice is nature’s deodoriser and bleach. Its mild acidic properties make it perfect for removing stains and for cleaning different surfaces. It also absorbs bad odours and disinfects.
Pure soap – it is also called Castile soap, as it originates from the Castile area in Spain. It can be easily found in natural-product and health-food stores in liquid or solid form. It is mainly used as a base in washing powders and liquids, which are useful for laundry and kitchen cleaning purposes.
Salt – it doesn’t have any special cleaning properties. People add it to cleaning solution because it is abrasive and scrapes hard stains and dirt. Salt is very effective when combined with lemon juice or white vinegar.
Soda water – this is probably the best emergency cleaner which can be used for stain removal. Move out cleaners from London advise always to keep a few bottles of the liquid in you fridge. When a stain happens, pour some soda water over it while it is fresh. The carbonation will keep the staining substance on the surface of the fabrics and you’ll be able to blot it.
Washing soda – this product can be used for preparing your own laundry detergents. Just mix it with borax and white vinegar.
Essential oils – these are wonderful additions to most home-made cleaners. Some essential oils, such as lemon, eucalyptus, lavender, citronella, pine and spearmint have antibacterial properties. And others, like eucalyptus, lemon, patchouli, sandalwood, and lavender are antifungal. Every essential oil has its own cleaning properties, so always keep a full supply of them in your kitchen cabinets.
This is the second part of the Basic Dozen of natural cleaning products. I hope you will try them in your home, and like how they work, too.