Green Cleaning Products That You Already Have at Home

Posted by Justin Havre. on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 8:01am.

With all of the natural green cleaning products that are sitting in your kitchen cupboards, there's really no reason to reach for many of the toxic chemical cleaners that you may be currently using. A lot of common household cleaners can easily be substituted with natural products that you probably already have. Here are just a few of the most common household items that you can use to clean up some of the dirt and stains in your home.

Club soda

If you have a stain in your carpet or somebody has spilled a fresh glass of grape juice, club soda can often handle the job. Before using this soda, however, you should test it out first on a piece of carpet that is in a hidden area of the room. This carpet test should be done before you use any type of cleaner on your carpets!

If it is a fresh spill, blot out as much of the liquid as possible and then pour a small amount of club soda onto the carpet. Scrub the area with a soft brush and then rinse and dry the spot. You may need to do this a few times to see results.

Lemon juice

Mix 1/2 cup of lemon juice together with 1 cup olive oil and you’ll have an instant hardwood polish. Lemon juice can also be used to remove stains, clean glass and deodorize.

Baking soda

This can be used as a natural disinfectant in any part of the home. It can also be mixed together with water to help remove stains on countertops and cutting boards. Baking soda is also fantastic as an oven cleaner. Fill up a spray bottle with water and add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Spray on the sides of your oven on a daily basis. Let the baking soda sit on the walls of the oven as you continue to spray the sides. You'll be amazed to see the black stuff start to get crusty and then fall to the bottom of the oven. You can simply scoop this crust up. No fuss, no scrubbing and no toxic fumes to inhale!

Vinegar

Vinegar can be used to clean almost anything in the house. Dilute one part water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle and you’ll have a low-cost green cleaner to work with. To clean up water rings in a toilet bowl, it can be used full strength. Don't worry about the smell - it will go away when the vinegar dries.

These are just a few of the many green cleaning products that you probably already have in your home right now. There are a lot of other uses for the above-mentioned items and there are many other products that you can use as natural cleaners. Take a look around the Internet to find out what other ingredients you can use as a cost-effective green option for household cleaning.

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