Household Tips….Natural Cleaners…. By Rhea Cammenga
Did you know solvents found in household cleaning products contribute to indoor air pollutants? Replace Synthetic Detergents with Natural Cleaners and potentially increase your indoor air quality.
Castile Soap – the multipurpose cleaner
Glass Cleaner 1 cup water 1 drop Castile Soap
Gentle Surface Scrub 1 cup water 2 tablespoons Castile Soap
Vinegar can be used as a rinse after Castile Soap, but don’t mix the two. It inactivates the natural oil cleansing power of the soap!
Rubbing alcohol makes a great countertop cleaner, degreaser and sanitizer. Spray on, wipe off. Less expensive & I know exactly what is in it. You can add essential oils If you’d like scent to remain after it is dry.
Cast Iron Pots/Pans After using, scrub with salt and olive oil Scrub with a small ball of aluminum foil Rinse, set burner on low / warm for 1 minute, then turn off Place pan on burner to dry
DIY Laundry Detergent 1 bar of soap, finely grated (I use the unscented Zote) 1 box borax 1 box washing soda 1 large box baking soda 1 5 lb container oxy-clean (optional) Mix together and store in airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons per load. I use this in my HE washer, because it is low in suds.