Tuesday, January 19, 2016

How to Clean Your Home Using Only 2 Ingredients - Part 1

This article came from Today.com .  Interesting and I'm going to give it a try. 

With only baking soda and white vinegar, you have a stellar "green combo" for many household cleaning chores. Whether you're tackling a grimy oven or sprucing up your countertops, these earth-friendly products are great alternatives to harsh chemical products. We asked green cleaning expert Leslie Reichert to share some of her favorite baking soda and vinegar recipes. They'll do the job, save you money and help the environment — all at the same time.

Carpet spot-cleaner
White vinegar
Blot spills from carpet. Spray soiled area with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar. Blot with a towel. Repeat until spot is gone.

Coffee makers
2 cups of white vinegar
Run vinegar through the brew cycle. Fill reservoir with water. Run through brew cycle again.

Counter cleaner
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
8 drops lemon essential oil, optional

Mix ingredients, then spray on counter. Wipe with a microfiber cloth. For extra power, heat the mixture in the microwave until it's warm. (Do not use vinegar on sealed granite, marble or other sealed stone countertops.) 
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