As a whole, we are all much more conscious of using chemicals in the house and on our skin these days. The cost of buying different products could see our weekly grocery bills skyrocket. Here are few tips to try at home by using natural everyday household items.
I have personally tried most of them and can say the all purpose cleaner is wonderful!! Try and see just how effective they are.
To remove fishy or garlic smells from fingers, rub your hands with a metal spoon under running tap water and the smell will go away. Magic!
Avocado’s best kept secret
When you’re making a salad with avocado, don’t toss the seed in the bin – leave it in the salad and it will keep the salad green and fresh and stop the avocado going black.
Help your flowers last longer
Add a few teaspoons of brown sugar to the water in the vase to keep your flowers fresher for longer.
Have you ever tried white vinegar as a cleaning product? Use a little in a spray container – it’s great for mirrors and windows. Mixed with eucalyptus oil it is fantastic on basics, kitchen boards and stainless steel – plus it’s toxic-free.
Natural carpet deodoriser
Mix 4 teaspoons of cornflowers with 4 drops of lavender oil and lemon myrtle. Sprinkle around the carpet before vacuuming.
Clean up spills in the oven the easy way by sprinkling salt on them immediately. When the oven has cooled, brush away the burnt-on food with a damp sponge. Works like magic!
DIY furniture polish
Mix together 1 teaspoons olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon whisky or brandy and 1 teaspoon water. Rub on furniture with a cloth and buff for a deep shine.
Give old socks a good home!
Use old socks and t-shirts to clean the house. Cotton is better than the plastic materials sold for cleaning and is better for the environment.