Christmas is a time of indulgence, excess and let’s be honest, waste. We buy, eat and throw away more than usual letting our healthy and environmentally friendly habits slip to the sideline.
This Christmas, Wecasa, wants to encourage UK households to create a healthier home environment by using eco-friendly and natural products to clean your home, which can often be found in the store cupboard.
Here professional cleaner at Wecasa, Gervaise Ovin, gives her tips on what works and how you can do it yourself: “There are so many options available when it comes to making an eco-friendly decision when cleaning your home. Often brands can be expensive, however, by being inventive and using what is in your store cupboard you can make your home clean as a whistle whilst being kind to the environment, and your own health too. Here are my favourite store cupboard cleaning agents”:
- White Vinegar: White vinegar is a bit of a wonder product as it works for mild and heavy-duty cleaning. For example, simply mix some white vinegar with warm water and apply the mixture to brass item using a soft, damp cloth. Gently wipe away any dirt or grime and allow the vinegar solution to sit on the brass for about 10 minutes.
- Lemon and baking soda: “Another household ingredient you can use to bring out the shine is to mix together lemon juice and baking soda. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently rub this mixture onto the surfaces. This combination works to break down dirt and grime, while also restoring shine and luster. By choosing the right cleaning product, combining household ingredients like lemon juice and baking soda, or opting for a commercial product, you can easily restore shine and vibrancy tor home.”
- Flour and water: “Use a mixture of flour and salt to deal with minor stains or heavy corrosion. One option is to mix together equal parts of flour and salt, and then apply this mixture directly to the surfaces using a soft cloth or sponge. Let the mixture sit on the surface for a few minutes, and then use a damp cloth to remove any excess residue.”
- Baking soda and vinegar: “Baking soda is great for removing dirt, grime, and other build-up in hard-to-clean places like the bathroom or kitchen. The combination of baking soda and vinegar is a powerhouse duo for tackling tough stains and messes.”
- Castile soap: “Castile soap is an all-natural, plant-based cleaner that can be used to make eco-friendly home cleaners. It’s versatile enough to use on dishes, floors, laundry, windows, countertops, and more. Just be aware that it is not effective against grease or oil-based stains.”
- Hydrogen Peroxide as a cleaner: “Besides being great for the environment, hydrogen peroxide is also an effective killer of bacteria, mould and mildew. The bleaching action makes it great for tackling tough stains on fabrics, carpets, and hard surfaces. The downside is that the bleaching action may alter certain colours, so be sure to test it in an inconspicuous spot first.”
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