There was a time (many years ago now) when I defined effective cleaning by how the air smelled. It's not really clean unless I can smell the chemicals! Thankfully, that is no longer the standard by which I measure the cleaning prowess of the solutions I'm using. In fact, I now do everything in my power to avoid those toxic chemicals I believe are harmful to my health and the health of the environment. Why? Because you can make your own cleaners with items from your pantry that work just as…
Homemade couch cleaner. Borax and grated soap mixed with hot water and lavender essential oil, apply with a scrub brush. Then, spray with lavender linen spray (directions to make some also on this website)
So simple to make. I've started using this and it works great! I used Lavender Dr. Bronner's liquid castile. My recipe: 2 tsp. Borax, 5 T. white vinegar, 1/4 tsp. castile liquid soap, 3 c. hot water. Put in spray bottle and start cleaning!
Clean Stainless Steel Faucets With Lemons to beautifully clean and shine those stainless steel faucets and make the entire room smell wonderful. You just cut a lemon in half and begin rubbing those stains away. This works perfectly for hard water stains and will also remove rust from metals in the bathroom or kitchen. Instead of harsh chemicals for those hard water stains, simply buy a couple of lemons and remove them naturally