With only 3 natural and ecological ingredients you can clean the whole house (or almost)! It's good for your health, for that of your family, for the planet and it's also economical.
Once you understand the basic actions of these 3 ingredients you will be able to:
use them alone because they are very effective,
innovate and make your own blends,
follow recipes to make your homemade cleaning products.
1. Sodium bicarbonate
Sodium bicarbonate (or bicarbonate of soda) is a white powder made from limestone and salt. It is inexpensive and very effective.
his action
Deodorizes rugs, carpets, fabrics.
Absorbs moisture in bathrooms and laundry rooms.
Very effective anti-limestone.
its uses
Anti-odor spray: mix 2 tbsp. at s. of baking soda with 200 ml of water and 10 drops of lavender essential oil (or any other oil you like).
Scouring powder: put a little powder on particularly calcareous places or with deposits. Add a little hot water to make a paste and scrub.
Place a jar of baking soda in bathrooms and laundry rooms to reduce humidity and odours.
2. White vinegar
This translucent liquid is obtained by acetification of beet or corn alcohol. Its strong smell is wonderfully masked with a few drops of peppermint essential oil.
his action
Cleans and degreases all surfaces.
Detaches rugs, carpets, fabrics.
Softens your laundry in the washing machine.
its uses
Multi-surface stain remover: use pure or diluted with water then rinse.
Line softener: a capful of white vinegar to replace your fabric softener.
the magic mixture baking soda + white vinegar
The proportions: 200 ml of white vinegar for 2 tbsp. at s. baking soda.
This mixture makes an ideal chemical reaction to clean, maintain and unclog drains.
Diluted with water it is a very effective multi-surface cleaner!
For more efficiency, leave to act before rinsing.