If you’ve been seeking a green cleaning product that is cheap and will do most anything, then learn about the many, MANY uses for baking soda. Yes, the lowly, gold box of baking soda that you’ve most likely seen your entire life. If you’ve been looking for ways to cut down the usage of those synthetic chemical products for cleaning your home then race to the store and get a box of baking soda.
Those chemicals that are used in the synthetic cleaners have been shown to contribute to the indoor air pollution. Studies have been done to show that the air quality within our own homes is often much worse than that of the outdoors, even if one lives in a somewhat polluted area.
This is because a variety of toxic chemicals are used in the process of creating furniture, walls, floor coverings and many other items and building materials. It seems impossible to avoid them all together, but you have other options instead of continuously adding to them. By simply making a few substitutions, your home can become a little greener and much more healthy. And there will be no need to spend a whole lot of money.
You’re probably already aware that baking soda is recommended to keep your fridge smelling fresh. However this inexpensive substance has a multitude of household uses. By mixing it with a small amount of vinegar and/or water, you can use a soft cloth to clean multiple surfaces within your home.
You can replace the chemical laden powders you normally use for cleaning your stove tops, shower tiles, bathroom fixtures, counter tops and even those nasty grungy pans and pots with baking soda. Use a mixture of the water and baking soda on a sponge to make baking soda ‘bleach’ and then begin scrubbing and you’ll achieve the same result as any chemical cleanser. It can not only eliminate scum from bathroom tiles but can scour off the toughest burned on foods from pots and pans as well. It can actually cut through grime faster than artificial cleaners, and will leave no chemical odor or residue behind. This is especially fantastic for using on those kitchen surfaces that often come in contact with food during your meal preparations.
Your glass cleaners can be replaced with a simple paste made out of a little of the white vinegar and backing soda. You can even use an old newspaper or soft cloth. This handy concoction can leave your windows, glass top tables and mirrors clean and clear while inviting a fresh smell into the room.
You can even use this same white vinegar and baking soda mixture to clean your toilet bowl. Stir the mixture in the toilet bowl and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then just scrub using your toilet brush like you usually would. You will have a clean toilet, without all the lingering chemical fumes coped up in your bathroom.
It’s not surprising that all these amazing uses for baking soda are such a well-kept secret. All those companies that make the chemical cleaners will in turn lose millions if word of the uses for baking soda get out. But now with all this information about the uses for baking soda for green home cleaning, you will be able to save money – and keep your indoor air quality cleaner than before. Baking soda should be at the top of your list for green cleaning supplies!