4 Ingredient DIY Carpet & Upholstery STAIN Cleaner

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The switch from toxic cleaning products to natural cleaners is an important one, according to David Suzuki. In Canada alone, there is more than $275 million dollars a year spent on household cleaners. Many people are buying toxic cleaning products to help fight germs, get rid of stains and odors and cut streaks so that your homes stay sparkling and clean. The purpose of cleaning is so that you can bring better well being and health to your home, but when you are cleaning with toxic cleaning products, you may be doing more harm than good. Not only can toxic cleaning products do harm when breathed in they can also give you slight headaches or the feeling of being nauseous, but there are also the long-term issues that can happen as well. Why else would there be such harsh labelling on these toxic cleaning products, such as poison, irritant and corrosive? That is why you will want to reconsider when it comes to cleaning your carpet, and think about using natural cleaner over toxic cleaning products. For this safe homemade cleaning product, natural cleaners are used that you might already have in your cupboards. The ingredients you will need include liquid dish soap, white vinegar, water and baking soda. For the full natural cleaner recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site.

When people clean with toxic chemicals, the cleaning products linger in the air that is breathed in. In the United States, researchers have found there to be 133 unique volatile compounds that were released from just a small testing of consumer products, such those that are used cleaning products. Each of these harmful consumer products tested emitted between one to eight chemicals that are considered to be toxic and hazardous.

You don't need a cleaning cabinet full of harmful toxic cleaners to help you deep-clean your kitchen. In fact, some might say that you only need a few natural cleaners to help get the job done, and one of those simple natural cleaners should be baking soda. Yes, simple and inexpensive baking soda. This odorless white powder found in most kitchen cabinets can save you a lot of money when it comes to natural cleaners. Baking soda is truly a magical little natural cleaner, with a fine grit that cleans surfaces without scratching. Baking soda reacts with white vinegar, so this acid-base reaction is also the reason that baking soda and white vinegar are natural cleaner partners in crime. The baking soda and white vinegar volcano from elementary school might be a science-fair classic, but that same chemical reaction can do wonders in your kitchen or your bathroom. Pour some baking soda and white vinegar down a drain to unclog it, slather a baking soda paste inside your filthy oven and then splash a little white vinegar on it to cut through grease and leave it gleaming. Baking soda is slightly abrasive. For some cleaning projects, baking soda works better than standard soap. Although both are basic and not acidic, soap contains fat molecules that make this natural cleaner less harsh. Baking soda, on the other hand, is a mild abrasive, which gives it the grit to help dislodge particles and remove stains from a number of household surfaces. Use baking soda to help clean the oven. Baking soda is a mild, fume-free way to help scrub the oven. Baking soda takes a little bit of elbow grease and time, but the effort is worth it.

So when you find a non-toxic cleaning product for a carpet cleaner that not only works but is made of simple, non-toxic ingredients, you want to share it around. This is just one of the natural cleaners and safe homemade cleaning products you will find on the Grandmother's Kitchen site. **

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