Natural Cleaning Tips (Phoenix, AZ)
Clean doesn’t have to be mean...to you or the environment. There are many ways to leverage the forces of nature to clean and disinfect your indoor space. Researching, testing and knowing how to effectively clean the non-toxic way isn’t your job- it’s ours. Luckily we like to share, so here are some ideas we’ve compiled to help provide you with some insight on how to tackle some of the most common tasks around your home the non-mean way. Isn’t that nice?Do it Yourself with homemade cleaning agents and put your common household ingredients to good use. Refer to the table below for ideas:Other Valuable Tips to Consider:
NATURAL CLEANING INGREDIENT
CAN BE MIXED WITH
All Purpose cleaner on it’s own is effective on glass, coffee pots, red wine carpet stains. To clear clogged drains, pour 1 cup down the sink followed by 3 cups of boiling water.
When made into a paste with water shines stainless steel and silver, removes tea stains from cups, great for cleaning sinks, counters, toilets and tubs.
Water to form a paste.
Pure castile soap to form a paste.
To make the paste-form more interesting to smell, you can add a drop of essential oil (tea tree or lavender)
Kills mold and mildew when sprayed onto surfaces.
Add just a few drops to a full spray bottle of water.
A bleaching agent on clothes.
A grease remover for stove-tops and counters.
When mixed with lemon oil and jojoba oil, can be used as furniture polish
Add 2 Tbsp lemon juice to 10 drops of real lemon oil and a few drops jojoba oil to clean and polish wood furniture.
A Lubricant and polish for wood furniture
Mix 3 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar; or 2 parts olive oil with 1 part lemon juice.
A grease cutter
A stain remover
Removes soap scum
Cleans toilets (removes scale)
Cleans linoleum floors and glass (mix with water/castile)
Pour neat down drains weekly for anti-bacterial action.
Mix with water and a small amount of castile for cleaning linoleum and glass surfaces.
Add to water in a spray bottle to kill mold and mildew.
Tea Tree Oil
Kills mold and mildew
Add 50 drops to a bucket of water to clean countertops and tile floors.
Lavender or Tea Tree Oil Anti-bacterial spray for kitchen and bathroom surfaces
Mix lavender or tea tree essential oil drops into a spray bottle of water.
Plain White Toothpaste
Can remove water stains on wood furniture; (dab on, allow to dry then wipe off)
On its own, neat.
Cleans copper pans and scours cookware.
Sprinkle onto fresh spills in the oven then wipe off.
Removes rust stains.
Add squeezed lemon or lime over salt and let sit for several hours then wipe clean for the removal of rust stains.
Cleaning Tips in Phoenix, AZ