All Purpose Cleaners
Natural All Purpose Cleaners
In this time and age, there are lots of options out there for natural, organic all purpose cleaners. Taking the toxins out of your home will benefit your whole family's health. Many cleaners these days contain many different toxic chemicals and con sometimes be disguised under different names you might not be aware of. Not only have we listed a few of our favorite natural all purpose cleaners, we have also listed some of the toxic chemicals you need to be aware of. If you have any suggestions or additions feel free to add them to our list in our comment area. We are always looking for favorite cleaners that are all natural and organic to provide a healthier environment.
Favorite All Natural Home Cleaners and their beneficial uses in the home that are non toxic:
- Getting rid of underarms marks (yellow or stained) – Perspiration marks can be eliminated by soaking them with vinegar before laundering in the usual way. To remove the solid residue on the underarm of a shirt left by deodorants, soak the area in white vinegar until saturated, then wash as usual. This will also remove odor as well.
- For stains caused by grass, coffee, tea, fruits and berries, mildew and ink, soak clothing in full strength vinegar.
- Using bleach to remove stains on clothing can leave them smelling like bleach. To remove the scent add 1 cup (225 ml) of vinegar to the final rinse.
- Label Remover- soak the label or sticker with vinegar, let stand until it is saturated, then peel off.
- Cleaning the top of the stove with baking soda works really well and is a non toxic cleaner to use in the home. Wet the area and sprinkle baking soda onto the top. let it sit for about 30 minutes before removing and rinsing off.
- Cleaning a microwave with baking soda proves to be healthier than using a toxic cleaner. Use baking soda in a solution to remove food spills and stuck on food.
- Countertops- Use baking soda on a damp cloth to clean countertops and leave them free of smells. You can sprinkle the powder directly onto a cloth or sponge, or make up a solution. Rinse with clean water and dry. The solution can be used to clean your cleaning cloths as well and to keep them smelling nice.
- Cleaning out the bathroom and bathroom sink using the paste of two parts baking soda to one part vinegar, you can remove the built up scum by gently applying with a damp cloth. Rinse with cold water. The drain hole will benefit as well.
- To remove burned on food from a pan, add lemon slices, and allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the food starts to break loose from the surface.
- Cleaning cutting boards with lemon can prove to be non toxic and very sanitizing. To get rid of the smell and help sanitize a cutting board (wooden or plastic), rub it all over with the cut side of half a lemon or wash it in undiluted lemon juice.
- Cleaning countertops with lemon is safe and healthy. We all know that countertops stain easily, but these can be removed by allowing lemon juice to sit on the stain for a few minutes. Then scrub the area with baking soda and watch the stains disappear. Remember, don't leave the lemon juice on the mark for too long, because it has a very powerful bleaching action.
- To clean a glass shower door, apply lemon juice with a sponge. Dry with newspapers for a sparkling shine.