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The 5 most TOXIC cleaners in your home and safe DIY alternatives!

Maker's Cleaning Cloths: WANT MORE DIY CLEANING RECIPES? CHECK OUT MY BOOK: 5 DIY Recipes to Replace Toxic Cleaners in Your Home! Many of you comment about not wanting to use toxic cleaning products in your home - and for obvious reasons - they smell, are dangerous to have around the house, and the DIY alternatives are safer and in most cases, just as effective. Here are 5 of the very worst offenders for toxic cleaners and how to make homemade versions for a more enjoyable cleaning experience! ** Drain Cleaner ** Commercial drain cleaners are among the most dangerous of all cleaning products. Most contain corrosive ingredients such as sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) that can permanently burn eyes and skin. Many can be fatal if ingested. Here's a DIY Drain Cleaner: 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup Baking Soda 1/4 Cup cream of tartar Mix in a bowl. Using 1/4 cup of the mixture at a time, pour it down the drain followed by 2 cups of boiling water. Wait at least one minute before repeating The boiling water changes the chemical composition of the ingredients and makes it strong enough to eat through grease and grime. This method may take few tries, but it often does the trick! ** Toilet Bowl Cleaner (Can also be used in the shower/tub) ** The corrosive ingredients in toilet bowl cleaners are severe eye, skin and respiratory irritants. Some toilet bowl cleaners contain sulfates, which may trigger asthma attacks in those with asthma and sodium hypochlorite (bleach) which can irritate lungs and burn eyes, skin. Here's a DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner: 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup dish soap 1/4 hydrogen peroxide 15 drops tea tree oil ** Oven Cleaner ** One of the primary ingredients in oven cleaner is Sodium Hydroxide, more commonly known as Lye. If you remember that scene from Fight Club, then you know what this stuff can do to human skin. Hint - nothing good! Here's a DIY Oven Cleaner: 1 cup baking soda 4 tablespoons dish soap 1/2 cup vinegar 15 drops (sweet) orange essential oil - GREAT DEGREASER Make a heavy paste, leave for several hours or overnight, wipe up with clean water. ** Degreaser ** Much like oven cleaner degreasers contain a variety of potentially harmful chemicals which when inhaled can have serious side effects. Here's a DIY Degreaser: 1/2 cup baking soda 1/4 cup dish soap 20 drops sweet orange EO ** Bleach ** Bleach is a highly toxic and dangerous chemical. Bleach causes respiratory problems and the fumes should never be inhaled. Bleach can also burn the skin. Here's a DIY Bleach: 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide 3/4 cup washing soda water FIND OUT MORE IN MY BOOK! COMMENT QUESTION: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE DIY CLEANING RECIPE? Subscribe for a Cleaner Life! *** FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM! *** Melissa: Chad: Clean My Space: *** START YOUR JOURNEY TO A CLEANER LIFE! *** YouTube: Blog: Maker's Microfibre Cloths: Facebook: Pinterest: Melissa's Channel: Chad's Channel: *** HOME PRODUCTS WE LOVE *** Vacuum Dyson V6 Absolute: Cleaning Caddy: Essential Oils: Barkeepers Friend: Spray Bottles: Tide Free & Gentle Detergent: Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap: Cascade Dishwasher Detergent: Oxo Squeegee:

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink / Sink cleaning / How to clean your kitchen sink naturally

How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink We get a lot of questions from people who are confused about how to clean a stainless steel kitchen sink or other stainless steel sink and what products to use to clean it. It can seem confusing and daunting, but is really pretty simple. Join us for this easy step by step demonstration of several methods you can use, including a natural, non-chemical method. Here is the outline of things we discuss in this garage sale video: Introduction to stainless steel and why I prefer stainless steel sinks. 1:03 I’m going to give you 2 methods — 1) Comet cleanser and 2) baking soda and vinegar. You can also use a great product called Bar Keeper’s Friend, but I don’t demonstrate it in this video. 1:08 Comet cleanser - I use just regular Comet. It doesn’t scratch your sink if you make a paste with water. I like it because it has a little bit of bleach in it and disinfects well. 1:20 The other method is baking soda and vinegar. It’s a good alternative if you don’t want to use Comet. 1:31 The only thing I don’t like about it is that the vinegar does not disinfect as well as bleach, despite all the rumors going around the Internet. Read about using vinegar or bleach to disinfect here: 2:07 I use the washrag I had already been using to clean dishes to clean my sink because I’m getting ready to toss it in the laundry. 2:26 I start by cleaning the soap off the outside of my soap bottle. This also helps me use the soap on the rag to start cleaning. 2:50 First, I wipe down the sink to get it wet. 3:54 Cleaning with Comet (If you use products with bleach, rinse immediately because bleach can pit your sink if let it sit.) Bar Keeper’s Friend is another good cleanser, which does not contain bleach, so it will not harm the stainless steel. 4:50 Rinse 5:25 After you’re done cleaning the sink, wipe down the counters. 5:33 Then, after you’re done cleaning, dry the counters and the sink. This is what makes it look shiny and extra clean. 6:19 Demonstrating cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. 7:30 Baking soda and vinegar makes a great drain opener. You can get the recipe here; 7:50 Rinse 8:26 Grab a towel and dry the sink and counters 9:00 If you want to add an extra polish to your sink, you can also wipe it down with mineral oil or olive oil. 9:20 Let us know your ideas 9:56 Sign our son put on the light/disposal switches Find our post about How To Clean A Stainless Steel Sink here: For More Easy Ideas, Visit Our Website: DINING ON A DIME COOKBOOK with over 1200 recipes and tips including homemade cleaners ________________________ OUR FREE NEWSLETTER! SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! OUR FACEBOOK! OUR PINTEREST! WATCH SOME OF OUR OTHER VIDEOS! How To Fold A Fitted Sheet How To Fold A Fitted Sheet With Elastic 10 Organizing Secrets #1: How To Get Organized Decluttering Your Home Room By Room, Part 1: Grandma Is OK With It! Decluttering Part 2: You Paid Good Money For It. Now Get Rid Of It! How To Make Homemade Laundry Detergent #cleanastainlesssteelsink #stainlesssteelsink #housekeeping #tips #cleaningtips

Pour Baking Soda on Your Bed, and See What Happens

Subscribe to Bright Side : For copyright matters please contact us at: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The modern market is full of various cleaning products that can harm your health. However, you can easily find a safe cleanser in your kitchen, which is capable of creating a real miracle in your house. Yes, we’re talking about baking soda. Here are the most unusual ways of using baking soda that will help you avoid costly dry cleaners. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: 5-Minute Crafts Youtube:  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

5 Homemade Cleaners! DIY Cleaning Products! Easy Ways to Save Money & Stay Clean! (Clean My Space)

Maker's Cleaning Cloths: Subscribe for a Cleaner Life! Join the Community! Watch this video to see what I make vs. what I buy: Wondering how to save money and use more natural ingredients to clean your home? Cleaning Expert, Melissa Maker, will show you her 5 favorite cleaning recipes! Visit for the full post. Here's 5 MORE! You likely have all these items in your house as it stands; so this should be relatively simple to put together. Remember, it is wise to use these as a compliment to products you buy in-store. Store bought products and homemade products both serve a purpose. I use about 50% store bought and 50% homemade cleaners in my house. The 4 key ingredients you'll require are: Vinegar - mild disinfectant, grease cutter, de-scaler, glass cleaner Dish soap - neutral pH - gentle and safe on essentially every surface and a mild soap that can lifts off dirt and grime Rubbing alcohol - at least 65% USP in order for it to qualify as a disinfectant, can be mixed with water Hydrogen peroxide - naturally occurring bleach, used in Oxy powders. Uses oxygen to break bonds between dirt and bacteria and the surface they are on. A great disinfectant, stain remover and natural whitener. Baking soda - abrasion, deodorizing, great for replacing a scouring powder. It's not actually used in any of the recipes but can be used to boost cleaning power by sprinkling on a sprayed surface. If you wish to, select an essential oil that you like (and perhaps has some extra beneficial properties) and add 10 drops to the bottle. Here are the recipes: Glass cleaner - 50/50 water and vinegar mix, use to clean windows and mirrors - smell dissipates quickly Disinfectant - 50/50 water and rubbing alcohol, use to spray and leave after you've cleaned a surface, only use where required i.e. points of contact, cutting boards, bathrooms etc. Note that a disinfectant does not necessarily clean (i.e. lift dirt off) so this is the 2nd part of a two-step cleaning process (first part is the actual cleaning with a cleaner). All-purpose cleaner - 1-2 tbsp dish soap per bottle of water. Great to use for cleaning kitchen, bathroom surfaces, hallways, most furniture. Won't leave residue behind. If you are finding residue, reduce the amount of dish liquid being used (they vary in recipes). Tub and tile cleaner/degreaser - 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup dish liquid. Use for soap scum on tiles and glass, greasy kitchens etc. Spray, let it sit for 5 minutes and start to clean. Stain remover - 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup dish liquid. Amazing, simply spray on a stain, rub it in, rinse it out. Can also be used as a pre-treatment for stains. Test in an inconspicuous area first as the hydrogen peroxide may discolour. Some general tips: Label bottles using easel tape and a permanent marker (easel tape is much easier to remove than a sticker label and is more water-resistant). Label the ingredients, date and name of product. Use clean bottles and triggers only - don't use a bottle from another product until the trigger and bottle have been thoroughly rinsed and do not spray out or smell like the old product. Use different shapes, colours and sizes of bottles if possible to further ensure you are using the correct product. Make enough for 1-2 months of use and that's it. These don't have the same stabilizers that store-bought products do. Less additives means lower shelf-life. Never mix a recipe that you make up yourself without checking to see if it is safe to do, some items you cannot mix together! Remember, a cleaner does not disinfect and a disinfectant does not clean - clean first, disinfect second (many store-bought products can do both). Do you have any great cleaning product recipes that you want to share? We would LOVE to hear them!

How To Clean Grout Using Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda & Vinegar

Cleaning grout is one of most boring chores in the world. I’m going to show you an amazing DIY method without using expensive chemical cleaners. These easy and inexpensive grout cleaners will help romve stains, mold and mildew. Put on some sunglasses; your bathroom and kitchen are about to shine bright. Here’s how to clean grout, so you can enjoy a shiny bathroom and kitchen once more. Baking Soda Baking soda makes a perfect cleaner for most grout because it has a slightly grainy texture, which helps get deep into the pores of the grout. It helps scrub away stains and hard water buildup. Hydrogen Peroxide Thanks to its oxidizing properties, this liquid makes a spectacular cleaning solution for many household needs, but especially for grout cleaning. It’s much safer than chlorine bleach or ammonia-based products, and, best of all, less expensive. Materials Baking soda Hydrogen peroxide Vinegar and spray bottle optional; Scrub brush bowl Instructions Fill your spray bottle with a 1:1 solution of vinegar and water and spray the work area generously. Let the solution sit for about five minutes. Mix three parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide to form a paste using the bowl. Scrub the paste into the stain on the grout. If you have used vingar first you may get a bubbling reaction. Let sit for up to an hour. Wipe or mop away the paste Be sure to test the grout cleaner in an inconspicuous area to make sure it does not discolor your grout before you use it, particularly on dark-colored and epoxy-based grouts. Do not use this combination on grout that is surrounded by marble or stone tiles. All that’s left to do is to get srubbing

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