Eco-friendly does not mean expensive: we make home cleaning products

Consequences of their use: disorders of the alimentary tract, poisoning, allergic reactions, anemia, immune suppression and, of course, serious environmental damage … An impressive list, right? 

Fortunately, progress has also reached the creation of environmentally friendly products that are thousands of times more delicate than their chemical counterparts. After all, no one canceled the cleanliness and order in the house! Only here and here there is one “but” – not everyone can afford such funds. How to be? 

And just remember that our grandmothers, for example, somehow managed without magic purchased tubes. They were replaced by those prepared from improvised ingredients, washing and cleaning. Let’s rewind the film and remember how we can make cleaning more affordable! 

1. Means for cleaning upholstered furniture and carpets

You will need:

– 1 liter of water

– 1 tsp vinegar

– 2 tsp. year

Instructions for use:

Dilute vinegar and salt in water in the indicated proportions. Take a clean cloth (it can be an old sheet, for example) and soak it in the resulting solution. Cover upholstered furniture and start beating.

An indicator that everything is going as it should is a change in the color of the wet cloth (it will turn dark from dust). 

You will need:

– 1 liter of water

— 1 tbsp. salt

Instructions for use:

Make a solution of water and salt, moisten a small piece of gauze with it. Wrap this gauze around the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner and vacuum each piece of furniture. This method of cleaning will also return the upholstery to its former brightness and give freshness. 

2. Dishwashing liquid 

You will need:

– 0,5 l of warm water

– 1 tsp mustard powder

Instructions for use:

Dissolve one teaspoon of mustard powder in a half-liter jar of warm water. Add 1 tsp. of this solution on each item of dishes and rub with a sponge. Wash off with water. 

You will need:

– a glass of warm water

– 1 tbsp. soda

– 1 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide

Instructions for use:

Dissolve one tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of warm water, add one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to them. It is enough to apply just a drop of such a solution. Rub with a sponge, then rinse with water. The solution can be poured and stored in a dispenser. 

And ordinary dry mustard diluted in warm water also does a good job of removing fat from dishes. 

3. Stain remover

You will need:

– 1 glass of warm water

– ½ cup baking soda

– ½ hydrogen peroxide

Instructions for use:

Dissolve baking soda in a glass of warm water and add hydrogen peroxide.

For convenience, pour and store in a bottle. Apply to stains as needed. 

4. Bleach

Lemon juice is the most natural bleach (just remember, not for delicate fabrics). To whiten your items, add ½ cup of lemon juice for every liter of water. Everything is simple! 

5. Bath and toilet cleaner

You will need:

– 5 tablespoons dry mustard powder

– 7 tbsp. soda

– 1 tbsp. citric acid

— 1 tbsp. salt

Instructions for use:

Pour all ingredients into a dry container and mix well.

The resulting mixture for easy storage can be poured into a jar.

If necessary, apply it on a sponge and clean bathroom/toilet items. By the way, this tool also adds shine! 

6. Iron cleaner

All you need is plain salt. Line an ironing board with paper and sprinkle salt on it. With the hottest iron, run over the board. The dirt will go away very quickly! 

7. Natural air freshener

You will need:

– essential oil (to your taste)

— water

Instructions for use:

Pour water into the prepared container (a spray bottle is ideal) and add essential oil to it (the saturation of the aroma depends on the number of drops). Freshener is ready! Just shake before use and spray on health.


8. All-purpose disinfectant

Just keep a spray bottle of vinegar (5%) in the kitchen. For what?

From time to time, it will serve you as a great assistant in the processing of cutting boards, table surfaces and even washcloths. The smell of vinegar may seem pungent, but it dissipates quickly enough. Especially if you ventilate all the rooms. 

9. Mold Control

You will need:

– 2 glasses of water

— 2 tsp. tea tree oil

Instructions for use:

Mix 2 cups of water with XNUMX teaspoons of tea tree.

Pour the resulting solution into a spray bottle, shake well and spray on those places where mold has formed.

By the way, the shelf life is not limited! 

Also, vinegar is good for mold. He is able to destroy 82%. Pour vinegar into a spray bottle and spray on problem areas. 

10. Detergents

And here there are several vegetable helpers at once:

With its help, woolen and silk things are washed well.

To do this, you need to prepare a mustard solution.

You will need:

– 1 liter of hot water

– 15 g mustard

Instructions for use:

Mix hot water and mustard, let the resulting solution stand for 2-3 hours. Drain the liquid without sediment into a basin of hot water.

Wash clothes once and do not forget to rinse them in clean warm water afterwards. 

For washing, of course, you will have to boil this bean plant.

All you need is the water left after boiling.

Simply strain it into a bowl of hot water and whisk until foamy. You can start washing. After that, do not forget to rinse things in warm water. 

They grow mainly in India, but are already widespread throughout the world. You can find soap nuts in any Indian shop, eco-shops, order on the Internet.

They can be used for washing absolutely any fabrics and for use in a washing machine.

And here is the washing process: put a few soap nuts (the amount depends on the amount of laundry) in a canvas bag, then in the washing machine along with the laundry.

As you can see, there are a lot of alternative, and most importantly, environmentally friendly ways to put your house in order. And besides, they are all simple and easy to use. There would be a desire … but there will always be opportunities! All purity!

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