white vinegar

Naturally Clean – White Vinegar

White Vinegar’s cleaning power is about as strong as it’s pungent odor. It kills 99% of bacteria, which actually makes it more effective than a lot of popular chemical cleaners! It’s also quite economical.

How to use it: Mix equal parts H20 and vinegar in a spray bottle.

When to use it:

  • to clean countertops and tile floors
  • to kill insects
  • to kill mildew and mold (use full strength for this one)
  • 1001 more…


Homemade & Natural Produce Wash

For a Natural Produce Wash, combine:

  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3 Tbsp white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp baking soda
  • a few drops of lemon juice

Mix ingredients in a spray bottle.  Mist fruits/vegetables and rinse with cold water to get your produce naturally free of dirt and/or pesticides!

 

**Not recommended for mushrooms because they might absorb the flavor.

Simple & natural air fresheners!

  • White vinegar – removes odors naturally on surfaces and in the air.
  • Baking soda- absorbs odors.  Keep an open box in the refrigerator, closets, under sinks, etc.
  • Essential oils:  1. diluted in water can be used as a room spray  (try sweet orange &  lavender or lemon & cedar)   2. add to a bowl of water – adds moisture to dry, inside air during winter months   3. burn in an aromatherapy diffuser (my favorite!)
  • Soy or beeswax candles – made of natural waxes so you can enjoy the pleasant scent without harmful chemicals being released into the air.
  • Boiling spices like cinnamon in water releases its scent.