February 23, 2015

Tip# 85: Recipe for the Naturally Clean Kitchen

Nothing could beat the feeling of clean and fresh Kitchen. Kitchen is heart of our home isn't it? And by using simple, natural homemade cleaners, we can eliminate many other toxins that could otherwise leach their way into our systems.

  • Sprinkle corn starch onto carpet. Allow it to sit for 10-20 minutes before vacuuming. This can work as an all-over treatment or be used to treat specific spots on your carpet. Corn starch is especially good at drawing out oily spots on your carpet.


  • White vinegar is a mild acid that dissolves dirt, hard water stains and other nasty residues. 

  • In its diluted form, you can use white vinegar in the kitchen to clean smooth surfaces like countertops, stoves and the inside of your microwave. 

  • Lemon juice can help dissolve soap scum and hard water stains and polish many hard surfaces, like hardwood floors or wood furniture. It cuts odors, decreases and even whitens.

  • Pour olive oil and lemon juice into a spray bottle and shake. Add more or less oil depending on how shiny you want your wood and polish your wooden furniture.

  • Baking soda is a natural mild abrasive and deodorizer. You can sprinkle a bit onto a damp sponge to use in place of harsh chemical abrasives to get rid of grime in the bathtub, stuck-on food in the sink or scrub vanities.

  •  Make a paste with water and baking soda, spread it over the hard-to-clean surface and allow to sit for 10 to 20 minutes, and then scrub and rinse.

  • Sprinkle baking soda over the cut end of the lemon. Use the lemon as a scrubber to clean kitchen or bathroom tile, bathtubs, showers and vanities.

  • Stir the baking soda and lemon mix until it forms a delicious smelling paste.Use a soft cloth and apply the paste on Brass utensils.When you're done, give the brass a really thorough rinse. You  will get sparkling result.

To clean the  fridge, use the following recipe:

2 cups hot water
1 cup white vinegar
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Combine the ingredients in a bucket or spray bottle. Switch off the fridge and take out all items. Use the mixture and a cloth to scrub the inside of your fridge. Replace all of your food and turn the temperature back down.