Making your own cleaning products has many advantages. Not only are they cheaper, but they are also better for your health and the environment. With just a few ingredients and a little time, cleaners are very easy to make yourself. We’ll show you how it works in the following article.
With just a few products, you can make a lot of the cleaners yourself. You decide which ingredients you want to use and in what quantity. In addition, you save plastic packaging and do not pollute the water with chemicals unnecessarily, as is often the case with conventional cleaning products.
You will need: many commercially available cleaning product bottles can be opened and filled. So you can easily use them for your homemade cleaning products.
Mix one part baking soda, one part citric acid and one part Marseille soap and dilute the mixture with water, if necessary. This cleaner is perfect for everyday dirt and can be used on all surfaces.
A homemade citric acid or vinegar (acid) based cleaner is effective against limescale. Citric acid can also be used without hesitation on sensitive surfaces, such as faucets. To do this, mix 300 ml of warm water with 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar or citric acid in a spray bottle. If necessary, you can also add a little washing-up liquid.
These ingredients can also be used to easily descale kitchen appliances. The correct dosage is indicated in the instructions on the package.
Curd soap will make your laundry shine again and remove stains from upholstery and carpets. Because curd soap has a strong cleaning effect and works successfully against grease and oil stains. For very stubborn and dried out stains, you can also use vinegar or baking soda. The acid loosens the fibers and dissolves the dirt. But be careful, these products can have a bleaching effect. Please test it beforehand on an inconspicuous area.
Baking soda is very suitable as a cleaning agent for the kitchen and bathroom. There, baking soda and vinegar help to unclog drains. Indeed, the active ingredient has a softening effect on water and dissolves grease and lime. Thus, the soda is considered a real miracle weapon against stubborn dirt.
For clogged pipes, pour the baking soda into the pipe to be cleaned. Then slowly pour in the vinegar and place a damp cloth over the opening. Wait about 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly with hot water.
Even the toilet cleaner can be made yourself with home remedies. In addition to the ingredients already mentioned above, you will also need cornstarch and ecological washing-up liquid. This is how you proceed:
Boil 100 ml of water and set it aside. In a saucepan with 500 ml of water, add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until it becomes a milky, viscous mass. Stir the citric acid into the previously boiled water until all the crystals are dissolved and then add 10 ml of washing-up liquid. Now, just mix the two mixtures together and your own toilet cleaner is ready!