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 eggshells, banana skin and lemon - who knew?
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1. Clean a pot with broken eggshells
2. Use grapefruit & salt to clean a bathtub
Cut the grapefruit in half and sprinkle the salt onto the flesh. Take the grapefruit half and scrub the bath. Rinse and voila!
3. Clean stainless steel surfaces with olive oil
4. Lemon dust cloths
Make your own reusable dusting cloths with the juice of a lemon, olive oil, distilled vinegar and rosemary sprigs!
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 into the tiles with an old toothbrush.
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, carefully pick up 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
Fruit and vegetable peels are great for cleaning. 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.
8. Rub lemon juice on your taps
If you're in a hard water area then chances are you have limescale 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.
10. Remove paint from hair & skin with olive oil
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 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
If you're a big fan of a strong cup of tea, you'll find annoying stains on all of your mugs. If you 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 furniture to its former glory with a natural wood polish. All you need is a mixture of melted coconut oil, white wine vinegar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Spray onto your furniture and then polish and buff with a clean cloth.
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.
15. Use coffee as a surface scrubber
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?