Natural cleaning products are used to clean, deodorize and disinfect which have natural substances as their active ingredients. These products are less damaging to the environment and safer for human and also for animals or your pets, unlike the household cleaning products.
These household cleaning products contains a toxic chemical ingredients which are eventually contact the air, water and soil where they can cause a significant and irreparable harm to animals, plants ,drinking water and food supplies. This can be a really big problem. So try to use natural cleaning products to avoid those problems.
What else can you do? Dispose of hazardous household cleaning products responsibly. For information on proper disposal in your area, contact your local or state department of solid waste disposal or household hazardous waste. But if your community doesn't have a household hazardous waste collection program, encourage your community leaders to organize one.
If you want to save more money in cleaning your home and furniture's try to make homemade cleaning products. It's very simple and easy to do. Here are some examples of ingredients using baking soda: All-purpose cleaner: Place 4 tablespoons baking soda in 1 quart warm water and shake well. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) neutralizes acid, softens fabrics, as well as deodorizes, cleans and polishes metals and plastics.
Another natural ingredient is vinegar. Vinegar removes mildew, grease, and wax; deodorizes; cleans windows, brick, and stone. Some ingredients using vinegar: Air freshener: Place shallow plates of vinegar in rooms to absorb odors; sprinkle ½ cup borax in the bottom of trash cans or diaper pails to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold that cause odors.
You can also make a toilet bowl cleaner: Mix ¼ cup baking soda and 1 cup vinegar pour into toilet, let set for 5 minutes, then scrub with brush. My father had tried it last September he accidentally mixed baking soda into a cup of vinegar while cooking then he placed it on a container.
While my father was cooking, my mother asks for the muriatic acid to clean the toilet bowl. My father had mistakenly gave the container of mixed baking soda and vinegar, my father remember that container but it's too late my mother had already used it and it is effective. Start on that day until now my mother still using that ingredient. They both learned to use homemade natural cleaning products and also to save more money. It's too easy making homemade cleaning products, simple and affordable unlike using household cleaning products which are expensive and dangerous cause of its toxic ingredients.
Homemade cleaning products you have in your kitchen: vinegar, lemon juice, salt, baking soda and others. Lemon juice is another natural substance that can be used to clean your home. It cleans and shines brass and copper. Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section.
Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains. Mix 1 cup olive oil with ½ cup lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture. You can use salt in cleaning your accessories like silver. I had always used salt in cleaning my accessories. You just need to boil water then pour the salt and your silver accessories for 5 minutes. Try it at your home and see to believe that a salt can make your silvers clean and shine like new sold.