If you're looking for alternative non-toxic cleaning products to keep your home lovely and sparkly then you've come to the right place. Find out now how to clean your home with egg shells, banana skin and lemon - who knew?
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1. Clean a pot with broken eggshells
Have you made a lot of hard-boiled eggs for lunch? Use a handful of broken eggshells to scrub clean your pots and pans. Mix it with soapy water for a brilliant abrasive. Visit 21 uses for eggshells - they will really surprise you!
2. Use grapefruit & salt to clean a bathtub
If you've moved into a new home and the bathtub looks really grimy, don't despair! Grab a grapefruit and a quarter of a cup of salt. Follow the instructions at ApartmentTherapy.com and enjoy a shiny new tub to soak all your troubles away in.
3. Clean stainless steel surfaces with olive oil
I can't wait to try this, the surfaces in my home are looking a little dull. Grab a bottle of olive oil and a cloth and buff your stainless-steel surfaces. Enjoy the shine!
4. Lemon dust cloths
Make your own reusable dust cloths with a lemons, olive oil, distilled vinegar and rosemary sprigs! Follow the instructions and find out more amazing tips from Anushka's 28 unexpected uses for lemons.
5. Clean your bathroom tiles with Epsom salts
If your tiles need a good clean then go and grab some trusty Epsom salt! Mix together some washing-up-liquid with Epsom salt and rub the mixture with an old toothbrush. Read more now on why you need to keep Epsom salts at home.
6. Clean up broken glass with a slice of bread
Bread acts like a sponge and all those pesky small fragments of glass will stick to it. First grab the large pieces of glass with your hands, then use the soft side and gently press them down on the shards.
7. Polish your shoes with a banana peel
I've tried this and trust me, it works! If you've run out of shoe polish, peel that banana you've got for lunch, take the skin and rub it all over your shoes. Head to 25 astonishing uses for your fruit and vegetable peel to find out more.
8. Rub lemon juice on your taps
If you're in a hardwater area then chances are you have lime scale problems. Grab a lemon and rub the juice all over your taps. Let it sit overnight and in the morning you can wipe it all away with a damp cloth.
9. Clean your vases or bottles with rice
Do you have some strange-shaped vases or bottles that need a good clean? Take 2 spoonfuls of rice and pour in some warm water to soak for 15 minutes. Shake it well, pour it out and rinse with more water. The rice will help to scrub stains away. Check out 18 astonishing uses for that rice in your cupboard.
10. Remove paint from hair & skin with olive oil
If your kids have got into a bit of a mess with their paints one rainy afternoon, grab a cotton wool pad with olive oil and gently rub the stain out. For other great uses for olive oil, check out Anushka's 18 unexpected ways to use olive oil around the home.
11. Use lemon to remove rust from a t-shirt
If you've discovered your lovely white t-shirt has a nasty rust stain on it, grab a lemon. First wet the stain with water, then rub a cut lemon on it. Saturate it with lemon juice and then hang your precious t-shirt out in the sunshine. Let the sun naturally bleach it, then give it a wash as you would do normally.
12. Use table salt to clean stained mugs
I'm a big fan of strong tea so often find annoying stains on all my mugs. If you like strong coffee or tea and want to get rid of them, rub the area with some table salt and the stains should come off in no time.
13. Make wooden furniture shine with coconut oil
Restore your beautiful wooden furniture to their former glory with a mixture of melted coconut, white wine vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Spray onto your furniture and then polish and buff with a clean cloth. Check out Anushka's 21 clever uses for coconut oil that may surprise you for more coconut oil secrets.
14. Jar room scents
Make your home smell wonderful for weeks on end with some beautiful DIY natural room scents. Fill a jar wih herbs, spices and fruit in simmering water. See this tip and more in my post on 19 natural ways to make your home smell wonderful.
15. Use coffee as a surface scrubber
This is a great use for some old coffee grounds - as they are mildly abrasive they won't damage your surfaces, but you can use them to scrub food from kitchen counters, dirty dishes and cooking hobs. Check out these curious uses for coffee - there's 21 of them!
16. Brighten whites with lemon juice
Lemons are so fantastic, they can do so many things. If you want to brighten your white load then add half a cup of lemon juice to your rinse cycle. Give it a go in your next wash!
17. Clean artificial flowers with table salt
Artificial flowers look perfect all year round... except for when they get all dusty and dirty. Grab your fake flowers and put them in a paper bag with some table salt. Shake as hard as you can and then the dust and dirt will be dislodged by the salt.
Natural cleaners, I really hope you enjoyed this blog post. Do you have any tips you'd like to share with us?