Salt can be used to soften hard water and clothes, and even used as a natural scent booster. And its abrasive properties can be used to scour dirty surfaces, particularly when paired into a paste with a lemon or lemon juice.
Fresh citrus, particularly lemons and lemon juice, are amazing natural cleaners. Lemons contain antibacterial properties which aid in fighting unwanted germs and bacteria in the home. Lemons also work to help brighten dull linens in my homemade whitening recipe. Plus, citrus provides an amazing fresh scent to homemade cleaners. Orange and lime peels can be added to vinegar for a fresh antibacterial cleaner.
For added fragrance and antibacterial such as tea tree.
DID YOU KNOW
Microfibre cloths and other plastic type cleaning scrubbers may seem a great cleaning cloth however they have an invisible pollution side. They shed micro-sized plastic: At approx. $2 a standard cloth they aren’t super cheap or super kind to our oceans.
Bicarb of Soda & Vinegar Tips: Quick & Clean Paste
To make a thick paste, mix 3 parts soda to 1 part water. For cleaning only a few small stains, start with 1/8 cup of soda. Slowly pour in water and mix as you go.
Apply to baking dish/oven leave to dry. Then spray with white vinegar. Wipe off.
Add to a small bowl or jar and pop a piece of netting over the top, (this helps in case it gets knocked in fridge and spills) with an elastic band to secure and place in your fridge.