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Over the past fifty years the global production and usage of different chemicals has increased considerably. Thanks to that, air pollution in confined places has also increased and is nowadays among the top five of the risk factors that have a damaging influence on our health. In the last few years green cleaning becomes more and more popular among people all over the world thanks to its Eco-friendly policy and great practices.
We all know that the definition of cleaning is removing all forms of pollution from the surface without leaving any leftovers, small particles and other damaging factors. The real cleanliness doesn’t have a smell, although we are used to the scent of a great variety of cleaning products. However, this is often pretty deceiving and makes us think that all surfaces are clean.
Unfortunately, chemicals are everywhere and we can’t really avoid them. We use them, willingly or not, every single day of our lives and we are not always fully aware of the damages that they make to our health. So, what can we do in order to lessen the damaging effect of these chemicals on our health and on the planet? The easiest thing we can do is remember some of the old-fashioned cleaning methods that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers used on the past.
Remember – most detergents that we use in our everyday life can provoke allergies, especially when it comes to children. All of this leads to the simple conclusion that it would be much easier to try to forget about the arsenal of detergents, aggressive cleaning products and harmful chemicals that we have gathered in the cupboard under the kitchen sink and try to use natural products that we all have at home.
What can we use in order to keep our homes clean and lessen the damaging effects that chemicals have on the environment? We offer you a couple of products that you can find in your fridge or cupboards at home, which will not only make your home fresh and sparkling-clean again, but will also save you a lot of money that you would usually give for expensive cleaning products.
Were you actually aware of the fact that lemon juice can help you clean different surfaces in your home? You weren’t? Then keep reading. Lemon juice is a fruit acid that can be used for dissolving various grease stains and removing bad smells. All you need to do is apply some fresh lemon juice on the greasy surfaces and wait for about half an hour and we promise you that the results will be stunning.
Vinegar is another powerful weapon when it comes to green cleaning. You can use it in your domestic cleaning process when you want to deal with limestone, scale and different dirt accumulations in your bathroom and kitchen. You can use it separately or you can also mix it with some water if you choose the less aggressive approach. Vinegar can be also used on some worn-out cutlery and kitchen utensils and even on some clogged pipes.
At first we were also surprised to find out that baking soda is actually one of the most efficient natural products when it comes to Eco-friendly and green cleaning. You can use it in order to take care of the cooker, hot plates and burnt pots in your kitchen by scrubbing them with a mixture of baking soda and clean water. However, this product is also very efficient when you want to get rid of bad smells in your home.