Four Natural and Eco Friendly Cleaning Ingredients For Your Home and Laundry
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1. Bicarbonate of Soda
Bicarbonate of soda is a multi-purpose product and an affordable way to clean your home, toxin-free. If you're looking to buy just one product, this is where you should start. Use as a scouring powder, descaling product, oven , softener and much more. booster, dishwashing product,
Our Bicarbonate of Soda is technical grade and packaged in a kraft paper bag (with compostable plant based waterproof lining). It can also be used in some DIY beauty and cosmetic products such as deodorant and toothpaste.
Simple ways to use Bicarbonate of Soda to clean at home:
- Remove smells for reusable bottles - sprinkle with Bicarbonate of soda and leave overnight.
- Porcelain stained by tea, coffee - Scrub using a cloth soaked in , the will disappear in no time.
- Fabric softener: Put 1/4 glass of bicarbonate and 3/4 glass of in the rinse tank of the machine.
- .: Soak for a few hours in a bowl of hot with a glass of Bicarbonate of soda. Then rinse a little and put in the
- : Add bicarbonate to your bin while in white. To increase the effectiveness of your eco-friendly detergents (soapnuts for example), add Bicarbonate of soda during your cycle: it acts as a deodoriser, revives the colours and avoids the accumulation of .
- deodoriser: To remove the chlorine odour from your bath towels, add bicarbonate when , or in the rinse cycle .
- Descaler: descaler: To prevent the formation of scale in your machine (valid for the dishwasher too, coffee maker, teapot by adjusting the dose), perform once a month, wash with 150 g of .
- Carpets and sofas: sprinkle with Bicarbonate of soda, rub, let stand for 1 hour, then vacuum. The fabric will be cleaned and deodorised.
- Mix with to create a paste: Clean chrome, stainless steel, gold and silver with your paste. Apply, leave briefly, rinse with hot , then polish. Scrub the sink, sink, oven, cutting board, grill and more.
- Use powder as a scourer: apply bicarbonate, rub and rinse.
- and mould cream with : Attention, the chemical reaction makes the mixture lather! Protect yourself well before you start; or replace the with clean or mix ¼ cup of bicarbonate with vegetable . This mixture can be used to remove food stains and/or mould in a refrigerator and a freezer in particular. Depending on the importance of the stains, increase the proportion of sodium bicarbonate in the (3 measures of bicarbonate for a measurement of ). Apply this scouring cream with a sponge or cloth.
- for the oven: Make a paste with bicarbonate and . Apply this paste on the oven walls and leave on for 12 hours. Then remove this paste with soapy and rinse. Or spray the walls of the oven with , cover with Bicarbonate of soda, spray again. Leave it all night. Remove the powder with a vegetable , rinse thoroughly with .
- Mix 1 part and 3 parts mixed into a paste. Apply to grout and let sit, scrub with toothbrush, remove with sponge.
- Unclog the pipes: put this mixture in the pipe. Add 250 ml . Wait 20 minutes, then pour boiling .
- Clean the pipes: Sprinkle in the pipes, leave for a minute, and run the . Repeat the operation if necessary.
- For refrigerators, ovens, bins; sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda on a sponge, then rinse with clear . Or put a cup of bicarbonate of soda in your refrigerator.
- Air Purifier - Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in warm , then add , put it in your refillable purifier. You can also have cups containing bicarbonate of soda in the room.
Our is food grade and along with it's descaling properties and rust removing action, it can also be used in cooking, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or as a pH regulator.
Because hard stains, calcium deposits, lime, and rust and it also serves as a preservative in many solutions. kills bacteria, mold, and mildew, it's great for general disinfecting and . It's also effective at removing scum,
Simple ways to use to clean at home:
- Clean your kettle with : Fill your kettle with and add in a couple teaspoons of . Once it's done brewing, any build-up will be gone.
- Clean your toilet: Just add a tablespoon into the pan and let it sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes (ideally overnight). Give it a quick brush or scrub and then flush. The will wash away all the acid remains as well as any scum and mineral deposit build-ups, leaving your toilet bowl sparkly clean!
- Clean your bathroom floor: Add a tablespoon to your floor mixture/just and soak your floor mop before your clean.
- on your taps: Gently spread your solution over the taps and watch as the solution into a (you will need to add more ) for easier application. Do not use on brass taps. gets rubbed off! Alternatively, you can pour the
- Create a spray for your entire bathroom: Mix 500ml hot and one tablespoon into a clean and shake it well. Then, spray it onto the dirty surfaces. Deal with any difficult-to-deal-with stains by soaking a clean cloth or towel with the mixture and pressing it to the surface. Let it do its thing for a couple of moments and then rinse the entire surface.
- your dishwasher: Fill the cup with a Tablespoon. Run the dishwasher on a hot cycle, letting it do its thing. All the grime and build-up hanging out in there will be broken down and rinsed away.
- Get rid of mineral deposits: Mineral deposits from hard are tricky to get rid of. Add a few tablespoons to hot , scrub with a sponge and rinse.
While completely eco-friendly and great at a lot of home areas, citric acids should not be used on natural stone surfaces or brass items. That includes things like stone flooring, marble countertops, brass taps, brass ornaments and brass antiques.
3. Oxygen Bleach
Also known as Percarbonate of Soda or Soda Ash, it breaks down to oxygen, products. and sodium carbonate (soda ash) in your wash . When added to , Percarbonate of Soda removes stains, whitens and deodorises your and textiles. The ingredients are derived from raw materials (salt, and chalk). It's an excellent natural bleaching agent (oxygen bleach), , softens and tremendously increases the efficiency of
Sodium Percarbonate is used to destain, deodorize, and whiten. It is very effective as a presoak for heavily stained articles.
- Place inside the drum to boost your . 1 tablespoon for 4-5kg of ot 2 tablespoons for tougher stains.
- You can apply directly to stains, dilluting the product a little in .
- To whiten and deodorize cloth nappies add 3 tablespoons of Sodium Percarbonate into the soak cycle. Soak in hot for at least 30 minutes, or overnight, then complete wash cycle.
- For whitening old linens, deodorizing and trainers, or to get rid of yellow armpit stains on shirts: soak in 2 tablespoons of Sodium Percarbonate per 4L of for at least one hour, or overnight, then rinse.
Percarbonate of Soda is a must-have for slow fashion followers!
It's colour and fabric safe. It brightens colors and continual use will not cause yellowing or graying of cotton fabric. An excellent effective in a broad range of temperatures. It prevents fabric from becoming yellowed or darkened and does not weaken the strength of fabrics like chlorine bleach. Lengthens time between linen replacement particularly.
Sodium Percarbonate solutions will remain active for 5 to 6 hours, after which they should be discarded. Unused material may be poured down the drain. It will actually help clean and deodorize your sink or toilet. Sodium percarbonate solutions are most effective when mixed and used in warm to hot solution (40-65F).
- General : Mix 2 tablespoons of percarbonate in 1L warm or hot .
- Heavy : Mix 4 tablespoons of Percarbonate in 1L warm or hot .
- Soaks: Mix 6-8 tablespoons of Percarbonate in 1L hot .
- Paste: Mix 1 to 2 ounces of Percarbonate with just enough to make a paste.
4. Soda Crystals
Concentrated soda crystals are almost three times as active as traditional -containing soda crystals. The powder is soluble in and it cleans, removes odours, saponifies grease and neutralises acids. Its alkaline pH allows the neutralisation of acidity and removes any greasy stains. It can also be used to clean enamel surfaces (bathtub, toilet, washbasins, etc.), marble or to clear blocked pipes (build-ups made of organic material).
Mild: One tablespoon (20g) to one pint (500ml) of
Regular: Half a cup (100g) to one pint (500ml) of
Strong: One cup (200g) to one pint (500ml) of
- Blocked Pipes: Shift a build-up of trapped grease and debris from your sink, bathroom basin, bath, or shower waste pipes by pouring a mug of crystals down the plughole. Flush through with hot .
- Greasy Pans: Soak greasy pans or those encrusted with burnt-on food in a solution of soda crystals and hot - the longer you can leave them to soak the better. And if your roasting tray is full of fat after, sprinkle on dry crystals while the tray is still hot. Leave to stand for a few minutes so the crystals soak up the fat, then scrape the mixture into the bin.
- Tarnished Silver: Bring your silver pieces back to their gleaming best. Line a bowl with foil and pour in hot . Add 200g soda crystals to 1 pint (500ml) of hot and wait for them to dissolve. Immerse your silver pieces (but not precious stones) in the solution. You'll see a fizzing reaction as the tarnish dissolves. Rinse each piece and dry.
- Soiled Baby Clothes: Babies and young children have delicate skin that may be irritated by the enzymes and fragrances in many detergents. You can remove dirt and stains in a way that's gentle on by soaking clothes in a solution of 100g soda crystals to 1 pint (500ml) hot . Leave to stand for at least an hour, but preferably overnight, then machine or hand wash.
- Mossy Paths & Patios: Make easy work of removing unsightly moss and algae from paving by sprinkling soda crystals on the affected areas, then moistening with using a watering can or hose. Leave the solution to soak in for 24 hours, by which time the moss will turn brown and be easy to remove.