Alternative household cleaning products - Part 2
Quite often the chemicals from commercial cleaning supplies can aggravate
your allergies. Did you know that basic household ingredients can produce the
same results? Here is a sampling of how certain household ingredients can aid in
cleaning. Keep in mind that some people with allergies cannot tolerate the smell
of ammonia or bleach.
- Ceramic tile cleaner - use a combination of 1/4 cup
baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar, one gallon warm water, and one cup ammonia
- Furniture polish - combine 1 teaspoon lemon juice with
one pint mineral or vegetable oil
- Mold growth prohibitor - dilute 3/4 cup chlorine bleach
in 1 gallon of water and apply to affected areas or apply full-strength white
- Oven cleaner - fill a small glass bowl with 1/2 cup
full-strength ammonia, place in oven and close. Let stand overnight.
- Painted wall and woodwork cleaner - combine 1/4 cup
ammonia with 1 gallon warm water OR combine l/4 cup liquid dish detergent with
1 gallon water
- Scouring powder - combine baking soda with a touch of
- Toilet bowl cleaner - combine baking soda and vinegar or
use 1/2 cup chlorine bleach
- Window or mirror cleaner - Combine 3 Tablespoons
ammonia, 1 Tablespoon white vinegar and 3/4 cup of water or 1/4 cup white
vinegar and 1 quart of water. Wipe dry with newspaper.
Sometimes combining some of the above ingredients creates
better cleaners, but remember to NEVER MIX BLEACH AND AMMONIA TOGETHER.
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