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3 Natural Ingredients That Help Keep Your Home Germ-Free

September 30, 2013

blvGot germs?

Here are three natural ingredients that you can use in your home to help wipe those germs away:

Vinegar:  Vinegar can be used as a disinfectant and also a deodorizer.  Vinegar is also great at removing mildew stains.  If you are not too keen on the smell of vinegar, add some lemon juice to neutralize the odor.  For a homemade fabric softener, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to your laundry’s rinse cycle.  For an all-purpose cleaner, mix equal parts of vinegar and water together in a spray bottle and spray.

Lemon:  Antibacterial, antiseptic, and acidic…..lemons are perfect for cleaning surfaces that are contaminated.  The smell of lemons are so refreshing they can be used as natural air fresheners!  To get rid of odors in smelly clothing, add freshly squeezed lemon juice to your laundry’s wash cycle.  To scrub your cutting board, cut a lemon in half and sprinkle with salt.  Sprinkle a half cut lemon with baking soda and scrub tough dirt on surfaces.


Baking Soda:  Use baking soda to scrub surfaces without scratching them.  For an all-purpose cleaner, mix freshly squeezed lemon juice, 3 parts water, and 1 part baking soda together.  Mix in a spray bottle and spray.  Baking soda also neutralizes odors and unclog drains.



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