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Natural Cleaning Products for Allergy Sufferers

For those suffering from allergies and for those of us who want to cut back on the chemicals in our homes, there are four cleaning products you should never be without.  Some of these things you may already have in your home.  You can purchase generous-size containers of all of them for under $15 and they will last for months.  The cleaning products are white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and club soda.

White vinegar.  Use white vinegar to remove heavy soap scum and mineral deposits from showers, tubs and sinks.  Use it to remove soap scum and mildew form plastic shower curtains.  Vinegar can also cut grease on dishes and crystal.  Vinegar is amazing!  It can neutralize pet odors, deter bugs, clean laundry, clean toilets, and even remove lint from dark clothes.

Baking soda.  Baking soda is a great deodorizer, cleaner, and mild abrasive.  Use it as you would a soft-scrubbing product or cleanser in tubs and sinks.  Baking soda can remove perspiration stains and odor from clothing, keep food disposals fresh, remove crayon from hard surfaces, polish silver, clean up pet vomit, clean screen stains, and even be used as a bug killer for aphids!

Lemon juice.  Lemon juice is a nature’s bleach and disinfectant.  Apply to clothes to remove fruit-based stains.  Lemon juice removes rust from clothes, cleans bleach spots off Formica counters, bleaches wooden breadboards, and can be used as a bleach alternative when washing clothes!

Club soda.  Club soda is the best emergency spotter there is.  Keep club soda on hand to clean up spills on carpet and clothing.  Club soda can remove red wine, coffee, tea, soda, juice, and any other spills you can think of!  Club soda can even work on some old stains too!

If someone in your family has asthma or allergies, green cleaning products or natural green cleaning products are safer to clean your home with than chemical cleaners.  Natural products are safe, user-friendly and good for the environment!

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