According to the Environmental Protection Agency, cleaning products may contain many dangerous chemicals that may not be listed on their labels.
This cold and season, protect your family from harm by making your own natural homemade cleaners. In fact, it’s easy, far less expensive and just as effective. Most ingredients for homemade cleaners can be found in your kitchen:
Disinfect floors: Add 2 gallons of hot water to 1/2 cup of borax. (Put the borax in the bucket first, then add water to avoid splashing.)
Wood floors: Vinegar is a natural disinfectant which pulls dirt from wood. Use 1 cup vinegar per pail of hot water to clean wood floors. The vinegar smell should disappear right away. You can also use vinegar on other types of floors because it is a gentle, but effective floor cleaner.
Carpeting And Rugs: Regular vacuuming will help keep carpets their cleanest. Sprinkle baking soda over the surface of the carpet and let it stand for 15 – 30 minutes before vacuuming to soak up and eliminate odors. Try to avoid using chemical carpet cleaners because of health concerns associated with their ingredients. If you want to steam clean your rug, use plain water and make sure it dries thoroughly.
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