More and more people prefer using homemade cleansers and for their preparation they use natural and very common ingredients that can be found in any store or house. The practice of our professionals shows that there are several basic ingredients that can be used while preparing almost all the cleaners.
Baking soda is the most common ingredient; it has a lot of cleaning properties. Baking soda can neutralize acid-based odors and it absorbs odors from the air. If you use soda solution, then it is considered great kitchen cleanser. Baking soda neutralizes different non pleasant smells.
Many people use baking soda as a carpet deodorizer.
Baking soda is commonly added to washing machines as a replacement for softener and it helps to remove odors from clothes.
It is also effective in removing tea and coffee stains from cups when diluted with warm water.
Washing soda is a chemical that is very close to the baking soda, but its pH is around 11, while baking soda’s pH is 8. While preparing cleaners using washing soda, don’t forget to wear gloves because washing soda is caustic.
Washing soda will help you to fight with grease stains, petroleum oil stains; it can remove wax or lipstick and it also, as baking soda, can neutralize odors.
White Vinegar and Lemon Juice
Vinegar and lemon juice are the most used ingredients for cleaning. They have lots of cleaning properties. Both of these ingredients can be used in the mixtures and solutions that help to fight with germs and bacteria.
White vinegar and lemon juice are perfect cleaners for glass and mirrors.
Vinegar is mostly used as an all-purpose cleaner. All you need is to mix a solution of equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle and the solution is ready.
Lemon juice is another natural general cleaner. Lemon juice dissolves soap scum and hard water deposits. It is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper.