I am wanting to try and limit/eliminate some of the harsh cleaning products from my home. Can anyone suggest what they use instead of commercial cleaning products? I am especially interested in things that can be used for wiping down things such as benches, tables and high chair etc, and cleaning the floor. Thanks in advance to anyone who replies.
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12-04-2012 08:23 #1Senior Member
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Alternative Cleaning Products
12-04-2012 08:37 #2
Check out stay at home mum . net . au, they have some great tips for cleaning!
12-04-2012 08:47 #3
you could check out Natures Direct cleaning products. We use them at home and I highly recommend them, natural and safe (and no I don't work for them lol)
12-04-2012 08:50 #4
Vinegar and boiling water is a great (and cheap) all purpose cleaner. If you need it to clean windows, add a dash of methylated spirits for a bit of a shine to them. Make sure you wear gloves though.
Vinegar and bi carb made into a paste is great for getting burnt bits off pots and pans and other kitchen ware.
Vinegar and bi carb is also a great soaker for baking dishes. Just sprinkle some bi carb into your dish, pour a little vinegar, fill the rest with water and leave to soak overnight. No more hard scrubbing, it should pretty much just wipe off...(great for lasagne dishes!!).
Vinegar is a great fabric softener, just add it to the softener section of your washing machine instead of commercial softener....good for the environment, great on your hip pocket and won't clog your machines pipes like commercial brands can.
Vinegar is also a great rinse aid in the dishwasher. Again, just add it to the rinse aid bit and hey presto....shiny dishes!
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12-04-2012 08:53 #5
I just noticed how much i have talked about vinegar in my previous post....sorry about that! It really is so handy, and cheap, and clean, and good for your pipes, and versatile!!
12-04-2012 08:56 #6
And it also doesn't matter if little people lick your benches - cos no yukky chemicals, just vinegar! Lol. Half joking...
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12-04-2012 08:58 #7
Enjo! I got some last week and it's so easy to use, works really really well and is chemical free
These links compare other cleaning methods to it, I was really really surprised how it works the best compared to normal cleaning products, vinegar and other microfibres!
Floor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy7RTOhn7C0 (haven't watched this one)
Gastro eta. Was kitchen one in disguise.
Last edited by headoverfeet; 12-04-2012 at 09:04.
12-04-2012 09:02 #8
I use Natures Direct products too. The initial outlay is expensive but they last for ages. I like that I can clean the bathroom while the kids are in the bath.....that's multi tasking.
I also use vinegar in my rinse cycle. I add a drop of eucalyptus to make it smell nice and fresh.
Check out Shannon Lush's website and books for loads of great tips.
12-04-2012 19:39 #9Senior Member
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You should check out Norwex as a less expensive alternative to Enjo. They're great.
No-chemical cleaning is awesome
12-04-2012 20:16 #10Member
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Ditto on natures direct
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