We may not think twice about the household cleaning products that we use at home every day, but a quick skim through their list of ingredients (mostly carcinogenic) should tell you what they’re made of and how harmful they are for us and the environment.
How about we look at some green alternatives sitting in your kitchen, which are as effective (if not more), and don’t have any negative impact on your health or the environment’s?
1. Bread To Clean Paintings
Clean your dusty paintings with this pantry staple, instead of using any harsh chemicals that might dull the colors of your artwork. Make sure you don’t rub it too hard, and remember to remove any crumbs sticking on, once you’re done.
2. Lemon For Stains On Your Chopping Board
It’s a fairly common sight. A yellowed-out chopping board from constant use. Just sprinkle some salt onto it and rub it in with a slice of lemon. Rinse it clean with water and see the stains disappearing as fast as they appeared.
3. Ketchup To Clean Copper
Try rubbing your tarnished copper cookware with some ketchup and salt. The acid in the ketchup will help dissolve the impurities. One final rinse with water and your pots and pans will be ready to say goodbye to looking dull.
4. Walnuts To Help Restore Damaged Wood
Rub a little bit of walnut (without its shell) on a piece of wood that’s been scratched. The walnut masks the damage with its natural oils and hides all the imperfections in the wood. And your furniture comes out looking good as new!
5. Rice To Clean Narrow Vases
Not able to reach the bottom of that thin vase? Try putting in some uncooked rice, a little bit of water and some dishwashing liquid, and give it a little swirl. This should clean up all those hard to reach spots at the bottom.
6. Vodka To Remove Bad Odor From Clothes
Hard to believe, but yes. Vodka isn’t just something you can drown your sorrows in. It can even banish odors from your clothes. Just spray this strong-smelling liquid on your clothing and leave it to dry in a well-ventilated area. It’ll kill all the bacteria that cause the nasty odor and leave your clothes smelling fresh.
7. Olive Oil To Clean Stainless Steel
Give a new shine to your refrigerator, oven or other stainless-steel appliances by giving them a light coat of olive oil. This coating would also prevent any water marks from forming.
8. Lemon Juice For Stain-free Clothes
Remove underarm, rust, mildew or ink stains from your clothes with this magical staple from your kitchen. Use it concentrated or diluted with water, depending on how stubborn the stain that you’re after, happens to be.