How to wash a plastic shower curtain with salt

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Are you considering switching over to using all natural cleaners in your home instead of chemical cleaners? It's a very smart decision to make for many reasons. The number one reason being your own health and well-being, as well as the health of your family. The second reason being is that it's much better for the environment because all of the chemical products do make their way into the water ways and landfills on earth destroying living beings and habitats. The bottles they come in are sometimes not recyclable either so they end up going in the landfill, polluting the earth even more. One of the other great reasons to go all natural with your cleaning products is because it will save you money. Think of how much you spend on a bottle of household cleaner. Usually, it's anywhere from $3 to $5 or sometimes, even more, depending on what you're getting. Sure these chemical cleaners work really great, but it's been shown that natural cleaners work just as well as the chemical ones, sometimes even better. Some of the natural ingredients you'll want to stock up on to make your own natural cleaners are; distilled white vinegar, baking soda, salt, citric acid, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol and dish soap.

Having all of these natural ingredients on hand will ensure you have the ingredients to make any diy cleaner you want to make and try out any of the natural cleaning tips online, like this one from SFGate. This cleaning tip teaches us how to clean our plastic shower curtain with natural ingredients. Your shower curtain can gather a lot of bacteria and germs, not to mention mildew and sometimes even mould. You don't need to use chemical solutions to kill the bacteria either, just some regular salt. This cleaning tip recommends you wash your plastic shower curtain in the washing machine with some towels, only a bit of laundry detergent and a cup of white vinegar. Once it comes out of the washing machine, you can then prepare a bath of salt water. Plug your tub up with your bath tub plug and lay the shower curtain down in the tub. Fill the tub with enough water to cover the shower curtain and then dissolve one cup of salt in the water. You can use your hand to evenly distribute the salt into the water, so it gets all over the shower curtain.

Leave the shower curtain to soak in the salt water for at least 3 hours. You can shift it around halfway through to make sure that all sides of it are getting the salt water. Once you've allowed it to sit for at least 3 hours, drain the tub and then rinse the shower curtain off or just hang it up to dry. If you want to rinse it off easily, you could take it outside and rinse it off with your garden hose. Then hang it up to air dry and place it back into your shower. You can also get rid of hard water stains and mildew with vinegar. Vinegar is very acidic, so it will eat away at the hard water stains and mildew or mould. Just spray some plain vinegar on the areas with the hard water stains, mildew or mould and let it sit for a few hours. Then come back and scrub clean with a brush and rinse off. You'll find that these natural cleaners will work wonders and can be just as good as the chemical cleaners, and in some cases even better. Enjoy these cleaning tips and share them with your friends so they can try them out too.***

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