Must-have ingredients to clean your house

We love natural ingredients and they have so many amazing properties and uses.

Cleaning your house with them is another thing you can do.

Here are a few natural ingredients you must have at home to make it clean, shiny and bright (by Live Simply)

Baking Soda: Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring substance. Baking soda is used in homemade recipes to fight against dirt, grease, and odors.

Vinegar: Vinegar is 5% acetic acid. This acid fights against bacteria and other yuckies you don’t want living in your home. Vinegar can’t be used on every surface (like marble and granite), but even with its limitations vinegar is an extremely versatile product to keep in your natural cleaning toolkit.

Castile Soap: Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made of ingredients you can actually pronounce. This soap is gentle on the skin and effective in the fight against dirt, grease, and unwanted germs. Castile soap can be used to clean just about anything and everything: your face, your laundry, and even your dog!

Alcohol (Vodka and rubbing alcohol): Vodka’s high alcohol content is perfect for killing germs, and even mildew or mold. You can also use alcohol to help shine chrome and glass. Simply wipe a surface with a cloth that’s been moistened with vodka, and viola–squeaky clean! Vodka may also be used to kill odors and freshen-up fabrics. Rubbing alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, is considered an anti-septic and sold as such in grocery stores. Rubbing alcohol is used in homemade cleaners to kill germs.

Your home will love natural cleaning ingredients!

Lemons (also, limes and oranges): Fresh citrus, particularly lemons and lemon juice, are amazing natural cleaners. Lemons contain antibacterial properties which aid in fighting unwanted germs and bacteria in the home. Lemons also work to help brighten dull linens in my homemade whitening recipe. Plus, citrus provides an amazing fresh scent to homemade cleaners.  Orange and lime peels can be added to vinegar for a fresh antibacterial cleaner.

Essential Oils: Essential oils are basically concentrated oils derived from plants and do not only provide a pretty, natural fragrance to homemade cleaners, but also important disinfecting properties.

Olive Oil: Olive oil can be used to condition furniture and dust surfaces. When it comes to skin cleansing, olive oil is a great facial cleanser.

Borax: The results of using Borax in homemade recipes is quite impressive, so don’t skip this ingredient if a recipe specifically calls for Borax. Just ake care to avoid inhaling this ingredient and keep it away from little hands that may choose to taste-test some of the white powder.

Kosher or Sea Salt: Salt can be used to soften hard water and clothes, and even used as a natural scent booster. And its abrasive properties can be used to scour dirty surfaces

Hydrogen Peroxide: Keep quite the stock of hydrogen peroxide in your home due to its amazing disinfecting properties (hey, clean ouchies and laundry!). Hydrogen peroxide demands a bit of extra storage care since it’s sensitive to light, so it should be kept in a dark container/space.

Water: When making homemade products, clean tap water may be used for temporary storage; for long-term storage use distilled water or boiled and then cooled water to limit the possibility of bacteria growth.

Hope it helps you have a much brighter Snug home!


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