To Clean or Pollute?

We kept cleaning everyday; wash our body, do our laundry, wash the dishes, mop and scrub the floor, wash our car and etc. What we care about is which [tag]detergent[/tag] on the supermarket shelves can give us the ‘cleanest’ and whitest’ effect. Most of us never give any thoughts to the [tag]cleaning agents[/tag] that flow out of our home together with the dirt, whether it could cause any harm to any living things or [tag]pollute[/tag] our [tag]environment[/tag].

You may ask how deep synthetic detergent can hurt our [tag]Mother Nature[/tag]. The answer is Ocean Deep.

The celebration of [tag]Earth Day[/tag] inspires awareness of and appreciation for the Earth’s environment. Before you start cleaning again, why not consider these [tag]organic[/tag] and earth friendly cleaning DIY tips.
[tag]Organic Kitchen[/tag]

1. Clean and deodorise your fridge
Add the mixture of 125 ml of organic lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 500ml hot water. Dip a sponge in the solution and thoroughly clean the interior of the refrigerator. Finish by wiping with a clean damp cloth. To deodorise and clear bacteria, place a few bamboo charcoals in your fridge.

2. Clean the chopping board
Your chopping board could be a source of food poisoning. What you thought was just a flu could have been from the bits of leftover food that was left out too long on your chopping board. Rub a little bit of sea salt and water into your board and rinse it off. To deodorise, mix 1 table spoon of organic lemon juice and a little bit of sea salt, or a little organic apple cider vinegar.

3. Clean and polish [tag]stainless steel[/tag]
To clean and polish stainless steel cookware, rub a thin paste of baking soda and organic apple cider vinegar on to the metal surface witwh a piece of cloth or sponge, rinse well with water and dry.

[tag]Organic Furniture Cleaner[/tag]

4. [tag]Foam cleanser[/tag] for [tag]upholstery[/tag]
Pour 500ml hot water into a medium-sized bowl and add 1 tablespoon baking soda, stirring thoroughly to dissolve it. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Add a little bit of 0% dishwashing liquid and 2-3- drops of [tag]lavender essential oil[/tag] to the mixture. Beat with a wire whisk or egg beater to create foam. Working on a small section at a time, rub the foam on to upholstery with a damp sponge. Immediately remove with a damp cloth. Let it dry.

5. [tag]Organic Stain Solution[/tag]
Combine 1 tablespoon of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Add enough water to make a paste and rub into stain. Let it sit for an hour and then launder. This works well on [tag]perspiration[/tag] stains on sofa or clothes.

[tag]Organic Surface Cleaner[/tag]

6. [tag]Glass cleaner[/tag]
Add 1 or 2 teaspoon of organic lemon juice to 500ml water. This is great for dirty or greasy windows like the sliding glass door area where the kid’s hands and nose prints are gathered. Fresh lemon juice works best, but be sure to strain it well.

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