The dangers of chemicals grow every year. However, you don't need commercial cleaners to clean and disinfect your home. You can create some easy home remedies using white vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and hydrogen peroxide. These remedies are effective and natural.
Super House Cleaning Remedies With Baking Soda
Baking soda is one of the best cleaning tools you can have. It's mildly abrasive but generally won't scratch surfaces. You can use baking soda on a whole slew of "cleaning problems." On top of that, it's completely safe, and it doesn't leave a strong odor. For these recipes, you'll want to grab a few natural cleaners.
- Baking soda
- Dish soap (Dawn recommended)
- White vinegar
Baking Soda Kitchen Cleaner
When it comes to removing dirt and grime in your kitchen, you can try creating a baking soda paste. You need borax, dish soap, and water.
- Add several tablespoons of baking soda and dish soap with enough water to create a paste in a container.
- You can use this mixture to clean your stovetop, ovens, and dishes.
This scrub also works great to get rid of spots on the countertop and shine up your sink. It's particularly effective on white corning wear and works well for baked-on stuff on cookie sheets and the bottom of pans.
DIY Tub Scrub
Baking soda goes beyond the kitchen into the bathroom. It's a powerful ingredient to add to a tub scrub. To start, grab baking soda, borax, and salt.
- In a container, mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of borax.
- Add this to a cloth or bathroom scrubber and watch the soap scrum swirl down the drain.
Drain Cleaner Using Baking Soda
If you got a clogged drain, the thought of using commercial cleaners laden with chemicals can be scary. Good thing you don't have to. Instead, create a natural drain cleaner.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain.
- Follow with some vinegar and quickly put a rubber stopper over the drain.
The baking soda and vinegar will react, and the resulting pressure will help clean out your drains of clogged hair. Consider it the natural version of Liquid Plumber.
Home Remedies for Cleaning Using Lemon
Baking soda is a go-to natural cleaner in your kitchen, but so is lemon. The acidic nature of lemon makes it perfect for breaking down grease and getting rid of stains on clothes. It also has a nice refreshing smell compared to white vinegar when used in cleaning home remedies. Now that you know the benefits, gather a few needed materials.
- Lemon rinds
- White vinegar
- Glass jar
- Spray bottle
- Cloth for straining
- Microfiber cloth
DIY Homemade Cleaning Spray
While it takes a bit of steeping, you can create an excellent all-purpose cleaner to cut through most of the stains in your home. You need lemon rinds, white vinegar, a glass jar, a spray bottle, and a cloth for straining.
- Stuff the rinds into the jar and cover them with white vinegar.
- Now, it's time to let the lemon infuse in the white vinegar for about a week or so.
- Strain the liquid cleaner into the spray bottle.
- You are ready to go.
Easy Natural Sink Scrub
If you have an enamel sink, you need a refreshing scrubber to zap those rust stains. Reach for lemon and borax.
- Cut the lemon in half.
- Dip the lemon in the borax and hold the rind to scrub the sink.
You'll be amazed at the sparkle. It couldn't get any easier than that. You can also use this method on your tub, but it's a bit more complicated.
Get Grout Gleaming
Lemon is also suitable for getting your grout gleaming again. All you need to get it clean is a lemon and microfiber cloth.
- Cut your lemon into wedges.
- Squeeze the juice on your grout.
- Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe away the lemon juice.
- Enjoy that sparkle.
Natural Cleaning Recipes Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is an excellent alternative to bleach. It naturally whitens and brightens the rooms around your home. It's also pretty tough on those hard-to-fight stains around your home. To get started on these cleaners, you need to grab these ingredients.
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Dish soap
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Lemon essential oil
- Dark containers
Natural Bleach Recipe Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Not a fan of bleach? You are among many. Bleach can have a lot of dangerous side effects on children and pets. Rather than reach for the bleach, try this safer alternative.
- Pour eight tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide and two tablespoons of lemon juice into a dark glass container.
- Fill with water.
- Use as you would bleach.
This can work as a disinfectant for your bathroom or on your clothes.
Hydrogen Peroxide Oven Cleaner
Hydrogen peroxide is also a powerful cleaner for your oven. It can remove years of built-up grime. You need dish soap (Dawn preferred), baking soda, peroxide, and white vinegar for this recipe.
- Mix four tablespoons of liquid dish soap, eight tablespoons of baking soda, four tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and a tablespoon of white vinegar.
- Use a cloth to smear the mixture over your oven.
- Allow it to sit overnight.
- Wipe the concoction away with a damp cloth.
Powerful Carpet Cleaner
When it comes to cleaning your light-colored carpets, you only need two ingredients. These include peroxide and lemon essential oils.
- Fill a dark bottle a third of the way with hydrogen peroxide.
- Add five drops of lemon essential oil.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with water.
- Add a spray and enjoy your new cleaner.
Easy Home Remedies for Cleaning
Whether it's a mark on the wall, a stain in your upholstery or carpet, or grout that just doesn't seem to stay clean, there are dozens of inexpensive house cleaning remedies to save the day. While sometimes you will need to buy something extra, most of these remedies are made with things you probably have at home already!