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May 29

Top Green Cleaning Ingredients

Baking Soda

Can be used as a substitute for cleaning powders and combined with other ingredients has a multitude of uses. Baking soda is also known as bicarbonate of soda. It is cheap, non toxic and readily available at your local shop.

White Vinegar

Distilled white vinegar is one of the most useful home cleaning ingredients. Vinegar is a weak form of acetic acid produced through the fermentation of sugars and starches. Regular vinegar can be used but white vinegar is odourless and colourless making it more versatile and not leaving an unpleasant smell after use.

Citrus Fruits

Grapefruits and lemons can be used for cleaning. Their uses are similar to vinegar however their fragrance is pleasant making them nice for kitchen and bathroom cleaning.

Old Toothbrush

What do you do with your old toothbrushes? If you just throw them out you could be wasting a useful scrubbing brush! They are very handy to use for bathroom cleaning.

Essential Oils

Essential oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil and lemongrass oil can bring delightful fragrances to your home made cleaners. Many of them also posses their own cleaning properties for instance they kill bacteria and fungi.

Olive/ Vegetable Oil

Handy as a polish with vinegar or lemon, olive oil is very kind to wood and paint surfaces.

Kosher Salt

Can be used to scour pans and other surfaces.

Fresh Herbs

Great for adding fresh scents

Castile Soap

These are olive oil based soaps so named because they are manufactured in the Castile region of Spain.

 

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