Cleaning products suggested below require an investment in preparation time and may need to be left longer to act. Yet they are effective, economical and safe, and grandmothers have used them too. The effort is worth it to preserve the health of your family, is not it?
Antibacterial solution. Vinegar kills 80% to 99% of bacteria and viruses. Pour a few cups in the drains weekly to prevent clogging.
Antibacterial and deodorant spray. Add one teaspoon of pure essential oil of lavender in a cup of water in a sprayer and mix vigorously. Its fragrance is invigorating, and this ingredient is an antiseptic as effective as phenols, which are found in most household products. Lightly spray and let stand for 15 minutes or until the mixture is dry, to disinfect countertops, toilet seats, cutting boards, etc.
Detergents for dishwashers. Mix equal parts of borax and baking soda in a container. Use four tablespoons of mixture in the dishwasher.
Sanitizer large areas. Wipe with a solution made of half a gallon of boiled water and half a cup of borax. Then rinse thoroughly.
Cleaner for the floor. For wood floors, combine one ounce of olive oil with a half-cup of vinegar, half a cup of tea with peppermint and two gallons of hot water. When dry, give it a try, because the floor can be slippery if you use it in excess. For ceramic floors, combine one gallon of water with one or two cups of vinegar.
Furniture polisher. Melt in a double boiler over medium heat: one ounce of beeswax and one ounce of carnauba wax with 2.5 ounces of olive oil and 1.5 ounce of coconut oil. Remove from heat and stir in four ounces of boiled water, stirring by hand until the mixture is smooth. Put a small amount onto a soft cloth and apply to wood. The lifetime of the product is 12 months.
Laundry detergent. Add 1/3 cup of washing soda in the machine while it fills. Put clothing. Then add 1 1/2 cup of soap. If water is hard, add 1/4 cup of soda or 1/4 cup vinegar during the first rinse. Soak heavily soiled items for 30 minutes in warm water with 1 / 2 cup of washing soda. Rub the stains with liquid soap or a solution of two tablespoons of soda in a cup of hot water. Remember! Before proceeding with a detergent soap, l prewash laundry with 1 / 3 cup of washing soda to remove detergent residue, which may react with soap and cause yellowing of fabric. Do not forget also that when in doubt, it is best to check the colorfastness on a hidden part of garment.
Bleach for laundry. Add 1/2 cup soda to each load so that the white is whiter and colors brighter. Or, add lemon juice to the rinse water and hang clothes outside in the sun, a natural method of laundering and saving energy.
Oven cleaner. Make a paste with baking soda and white vinegar, apply generously in a hot oven, switch off and let sit for several minutes before wiping. If necessary, scrub with a non-abrasive scouring pad or fine steel wool. For difficult grime and stains, leave the dough to act as long as necessary.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Scrub with a brush dusted with baking soda. For stubborn stains, add vinegar and water as a soak or use a pumice stone to scrub the ceramic.
Before applying the above methods, please read them carefully and test before final use, to observe the results of your actions and make sure you do not have allergic reactions.