Keeping a clean and tidy home is important for maintaining a healthy and stress-free environment, but many cleaning products on the market are filled with harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your health and the environment. Fortunately, there is a simple and natural alternative that can effectively clean your home without the use of harsh chemicals: bicarbonate of soda, lemon, and vinegar.
These three common household items have powerful cleaning properties that can tackle a variety of cleaning tasks, from removing stains and grime to disinfecting surfaces and freshening up the air. In this article, we will explore the effectiveness of cleaning your house with bicarbonate of soda, lemon, and vinegar, and provide tips and tricks for getting the most out of these natural cleaning agents.
What i need for DIY to clean my own house:
I put 1/2 cup of bicarb, 10 drops of essential grapefruit oil and 1/4 cup of white vinegar in my toilet bowl and scrub as it fizzes. The smell makes me happy. The porcelain shines.
I use blogger Amanda Watters’ bath mix (1/4 cup liquid castile soap, 10 drops of thieves or tea tree oil and a cup of baking soda). It leaves my bath clean, but takes a good amount of elbow grease and a little bit of water to leave my bath shiny.
For an all-purpose spray, I make a solution of equal parts vinegar and water, and add lemon juice. It’s a little more alyre than my usual kitchen spray, but it smells fresh and degreases gently.
Always the cleaning job I dread the most, and one that conventional cleaners charge a small fortune for. I coat the inside of my oven with a paste of bicarb and water. Left for at least an hour, preferably overnight, it works completely (with a good amount of vigorous washing).
I wipe my wood floors with a solution of 1 tsp castile soap and 10 drops of tea tree oil in 4.5 liters of warm water. It’s great – the floor is perfectly clean. My whole house, in fact, is dandy; mixing the ingredients is not very taxing – all I needed was a fork and a glass. Once they’re rinsed, I’d gladly make an omelet with them.