There are safe options for cleaning using items from around your house that are organic (not manufactured), natural, non-toxic, multi-purpose and usually more affordable than store bought cleaners. You may have many products around your home that can be used for cleaning-you just never knew it.

Most people have hydrogen peroxide in their bathroom to use for disinfecting wounds. Did you know it has many other uses?

  • Disinfect toothbrush
  • Soften calluses
  • Mix with water and add to humidifier to kill airborne germs
  • Disinfect wounds
  • Mix a capful with water for mouthwash
  • Add 3 drops to your ears to rid ear wax

If you clean windows with 1 cup of vinegar to 1 cup of water

Other uses include:

  • Add to coffeemaker to eliminate mineral deposits and odor
  • Clean clogged drains in kitchen or shower by pouring an entire box of baking soda down the drain followed by vinegar
  • Microwave can be cleaned with ¼ cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water to loosen food particles
  • Clean refrigerator with equal parts vinegar and water
  • Add to bottom of dishwasher to keep eliminate watermarks on glassware
  • Remove soap residue by using a sponge soaked in vinegar.
  • Tough toilet stains can be removed by soaking 3 cups of vinegar in bowl for an hour.
  • Clean the shower head of mineral deposits by either unscrewing the head and soaking in vinegar or wrapping a towel soaked in vinegar adhered to head overnight.
  • Use on a wet towel to remove pet accidents
  • Use vinegar to get rid of gnats and ants in your home

A cut lemon can be used in a small bow of water to remove residue when cooked in microwave for 3 minutes. Clean your cutting board with coarse salt and wiping clean with a lemon half. Clean stubborn cooking pots with a paste made from lemon and salt. Add lemon juice on clothes with a small dab of cream of tartar to remove rust stains.

Baking Soda can brighten your whites and colored laundry when added to wash. Use baking soda with a toothbrush to clean sinks, countertops, and refrigerator spills.

  • Grease fires
  • Cleaning silver
  • Removing scuff marks
  • Deodorizing carpets and rugs
  • Clean grout adding ½ c of baking soda + 1/3 c of lemon juice + ¼ c vinegar + 7c water in bottle

Other home cleaning remedies:

Homemade furniture polish made with equal parts of olive oil and vinegar.

Disinfectant Formula= I cup water + 1 cup rubbing alcohol

Household Cleaner= 2 cups water + ½ c white vinegar +1 cup dish soap+ 1 tsp baking soda