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Adriana's believes in Green Cleaning. Below are some green cleaning tips that will help keep your house clean while keeping it safe as well.
Try cleaning your house with something called liquid castile soap. It's an all-purpose cleaner, grease-cutter and disinfectant. What makes it green is that it is soap that's vegetable-based, not animal-fat-based. Castile soaps are also sometimes referred to as seafarer's soap because of its broad range of uses and its history dates back to the 1600's.
Here's a great tip for an all natural air freshener for the room that might need it the most: the bathroom! Simply add a drop of two of your favorite essential oils on the inside of the toilet paper roll. With each pull of the T.P. you'll get a fresh scent of your favorite essential oil.
Here's a quick tip for cleaning linoleum floors. Simply add a half cup of white vinegar to your bucket and mop as you normally would. If there's a vinegar smell when you're done, don't worry! The odor should go away shortly after the floor dries.
Oven solvents or cleaners are often irritants. Using baking soda and water can be a great green way to clean your oven. Simply add one cup of baking soda to some water until you get a nice paste. Apply the mixture to your oven and let sit. Scrub with a scouring pad if needed and use a spatula to get under large food deposits.
Here's a quick green tip for a clogged drain. Simply pour a half cup of baking soda down the drain. Then add a half cup of vinegar and let it fizzle for a few minutes. Top it off by emptying a full kettle of boiling water down the drain. This will help keep your pipes clean and help prevent future clogs.
If you are buying toxic products to clean your home try buying the least toxic products. Chemicals which contain a "poison" or "danger label" are the most toxic products on the market. Products that bear a "caution" or "warning" label are moderately toxic. Finally be cautious of mixing toxic products together, such as chlorine and ammonia.
If you're in the market for a vacuum, check out vacuum's with a HEPA seal. HEPA vacuums have a patented filtration system that captures 99.97% of all particles that pass through it. This is a great way to keep your home clean of dust and mold particles.
Use a paste of baking soda and water to get rid of black heel marks on your floor. If you have a little tike who likes to write on the walls, use toothpaste to get rid of crayon marks on the walls. Note that this method will not work well on wallpaper or on porous surfaces.
Remove grease from wood floors by immediately placing an ice cube or very cold water on the spot. The grease will harden and you simply scrape it off with a knife. Then simply iron a piece of cloth over the grease spot.
Did you know regular household products are a great way to clean your home green? Here are a few examples ... white vinegar is a great anti-fungal that also kills germs and bacteria. Hydrogen peroxide is a great nontoxic bleach and stain remover as well as a proven disinfectant. Fresh club soda can act as a terrific stain remover and polisher. Lemon juice is a pleasant smelling nontoxic bleach, grease-cutter and stain remover.
Here are a few more examples of household products that clean green ... corn meal works great for picking up carpet spills. Olive oil can make a wonderful furniture polish and try picking up some pure essential oils to add natural wonderful scents after cleaning your house like lavender, peppermint or eucalyptus.