If you are worried that commercially available cleaners contain too many chemical ingredients that can easily hurt your hands and health, try the natural cleaning alternatives that are commonly found around your life, which are not only cheap and affordable but also have amazing results, making it easy to have the most natural and non-toxic home environment.
The first good powder: baking soda
Chemically known as sodium bicarbonate, it is weakly alkaline and also known as “universal treasure”. It can neutralize most of the acidic grease and oil and turn it into water-soluble substance, so that the stains can be easily removed. It has the advantages of natural decomposition, non-toxic, non-polluting, non-irritating to skin and low price.
How to use baking soda?
Removal of mold and mildew
The place with too much moisture is easy to grow moldy spots, use baking soda in a ratio of 1:1 to add an equal amount of water, mix into a paste, and then use a toothbrush or vegetable gourd cloth for scrubbing.
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the carpet and wait for 2 hours before vacuuming to remove odor and moisture.
Mix half a bucket of water with 6 tbsp of baking soda and use it to mop the floor instead of floor cleaner.
Washing upholstery fabric to make it whiter
Add 1 tbsp of baking soda when washing home decor cloths to deodorize and clean them; in addition, you can also put 2 tbsp of baking soda in warm water at 45 degrees Celsius, mix with the right amount of laundry detergent and soak the curtains for 1 hour, then put them in the washing machine for cleaning, which also has a bleaching effect to keep the colors bright and not faded.
Clean furniture surface stains
Mix 2 tbsp. of baking soda with 500 c.c. of water and wipe it with a rag to get rid of the dirt on the surface of cabinets and furniture.
Unclogging water pipes
For minor clogged pipes, such as toilet pipes and sink pipes, use ¼ cup of baking soda and ½ cup of white vinegar, plus hot water to flush for about 3 minutes.
Wash the toilet
Sprinkle enough baking soda to cover the dirty area in the toilet bowl, then spray 1:1 white vinegar dilution, cover the toilet bowl and let it soak for a few minutes, then flush it into hot water and scrub it.
Remove water stains
To remove water stains on mirrors or glass, mix 500 c.c. warm water with 2 tbsp. baking soda to make baking soda water, then wipe with a damp cloth, and finally dry with a dry cloth.
Although baking soda is super useful, some things are easily discolored when you touch it, such as tatami mats, straw mats, unprocessed wood furniture, and aluminum pans, so be careful!
In addition, baking soda can be used alone or mixed with general cleaning agents as an adsorbent, but baking soda should never be mixed with bleach to avoid producing toxic chlorine gas.
The second best powder: bitter tea boy powder
The powder is coffee-colored and contains natural plant saponin, which can be used to clean dishes, vegetables and fruits, sterilizing, strong detergency, good rinsing without residue, and can also decompose the residual pesticides of vegetables and fruits, which is a natural and environmentally friendly detergent powder. Organic food stores, specialty stores or online stores are available.
How to use bitter tea powder?
Melt the bitter tea powder in warm water in the ratio of 1:1, dip it into a vegetable cloth and then use it to wash dishes and utensils.
After wetting the cloth or rag with hot water, dip it directly into the right amount of bitter tea powder and use it to brush greasy places such as range hoods or walls.
The third best powder: corn flour, flour
Both belong to the same starch class, granular surface tension, can adsorb all kinds of oil, add water and wet, the tissue fibers of starch will be swollen with water, have a strong affinity for oil, can absorb dirt and remove dirt.
How to use?
Clean solid wood furniture with cornstarch
If you have oil stains on solid wood furniture, you can sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch to wipe it first, and then use a wrung-out rag to wipe the cornstarch clean at the end.
Flour for heavy oil stains
The most heavily oiled areas can be dealt with by flour. Because starch will absorb oil and turn it into crumbs, remove these crumbs and then wipe it off with cold water.