Top 3 Natural Home Sanitizers and Cleaners

mop-30035_1280Often times, we can get so caught up with cleaning our homes to perfection, that we forget about the harmful toxins contained in our cleaning products. With prolonged use of such products comes the risk of long-term health issues or even an exacerbation of allergic reactions.

Many tend to think that it’s enough to just wear a facemask when using detergents with strong odors. Although such masks do provide a degree of protection, the mere release of toxins can end up surrounding your household’s interior and affect other people in your home. Some surfaces will even absorb toxins. Here are some ways you can naturally sanitize your home:

  1. Vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide

Vinegar can be used to clean several things including kitchen tops, tile floors and even certain garments. Seeing as how it’s an acidic solution, vinegar can actually kill many microbes and even prevent them from growing.

You can simply mix a 1:3 vinegar and water solution and spray it onto surfaces rather than use other disinfectants. Seeing as how lemons and oranges have sanitizing properties, you can add some to the solution or add the juice of a citrus fruit you like to create a pleasant odor.

If you combine an equal amount of hydrogen peroxide with vinegar, you’ll have a very strong anti-bacterial solution. You might even want to do away with the vinegar and just mix the hydrogen peroxide with water, instead. This is a great and easy way to disinfect countertops.

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is the ultimate replacement for a scrubbing powder. It has incredible deodorizing properties and it can be added to practically any natural cleaning product to boost its cleaning power. You can mix an equal amount of baking soda and water to scrub off wall marks. This is a useful trick for those whose children love to show their artistic abilities on the walls.

You can even add baking soda to vinegar to clean out a drain. All you have to do is pour about a cup of baking soda down a stinky drain and let it sit for a few minutes. In the meantime, boil 2-3 cups of vinegar and then pour it down the drain followed with hot water, for a squeaky-clean gutter.

  1. Cornstarch

Like the above natural cleaners, cornstarch can come in handy as an easy-to-use household remedy for several purposes. If you spill an oily meal on your carpet, just pour cornstarch over it and let it sit for about twenty minutes before vacuuming.

To polish silver, just mix cornstarch with water and apply it to the silver. Let it sit for a few minutes, and once it’s dry, just wipe it off to start buffing. You can even use cornstarch to remove grease stains off of leather. All you have to do is sprinkle some cornstarch on the stain area and after letting it set, just brush it off.

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