Freshen Up Your Home the Natural, Non-Toxic Way
By Robert Nickell
Spring 2014 is here! Do you want to ensure that your spring cleaning efforts are both effective and earth-friendly? Then say no to all of the toxic, chemical-filled cleaning agents on the market this season. Instead, use these natural cleaning agents and methods to help get your home fresh and clean this spring while protecting the environment:
Natural Cleaning Agents:
Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a natural and inexpensive way to regulate the pH levels of either an acidic or alkaline substance. In layman’s terms, it works great for both cleaning household surfaces and keeping odors at bay. In fact, you probably have a box in your freezer right now! But did you know that its uses don’t stop there? Here are just a few tips for keeping your home sparkling using this age-old, economical and eco-friendly product:
*Make your own “soft scrub: Sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and scrub bathtubs, sinks, and tiles the same as you would with the commercial brands. It’s great on greasy, stubborn pots and pans too!
*Polish silverware: Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water and rub gently on the surface with a clean, dry cloth. Rinse thoroughly and let dry for a brilliant shine.