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Eco-friendly House Cleaning Tips

Are you looking for ways to clean the house with eco-friendly products? Let’s look at eco-friendly products that are perfect to use around the house.

According to an article at care.com, “Green Cleaning”

“1) Air Freshener

Use baking soda and natural oils instead of aerosols to freshen the air in your home.

Here’s How: Open a box of baking soda and place it in your refrigerator or the bottom of your trash cans. Place citrus extracts or plants, such as lavender, into boiling water over the stove before guests come over, for an air freshener that actually smells fresh, rather than artificial.


2) Scouring Powder

Many commercial scouring powder products contain chlorine or other harmful chemicals. But baking soda and table salt are natural substances found in your home that can replace the abrasive solvents traditionally used to clean hard-to-scrub surfaces.

Here’s How: Use a wet-bristle brush to clean surfaces and use natural soap and salt or baking soda on greasy residue. Karyn Siegel-Maier, author of “The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning”, also recommends store-bought extracts from natural sources like rosemary, lavender, lemon, rose or ginger.

Add a few drops to baking soda or borax for some extra cleaning power. But because these concentrated oils are skin irritants, wear protective gloves when cleaning. Essential oils can last indefinitely if kept in a cool, dry and dark place. (The exception is lemon extract, which usually has a shelf life of one year.)


3) Window Cleaner

Some glass cleaners contain ammonia, which can create harmful fumes if mixed with chlorine. Vinegar and water can cleanse greasy surfaces without such bad-to-breathe-in chemicals.

Here’s How: Siegel-Maier says that making cleaning solutions can be as simple as mixing three basic ingredients: one-part vinegar, four parts water and a few drops of herbal oils. Pour this mixture into a reusable spray bottle and use it to clean surfaces like glass or appliances without leaving streaks” To read the entire article click here.

For all your house cleaning needs White Lotus has you covered. To schedule your house cleaning service, contact White Lotus at 775-856-2345 or visit WhiteLotusReno.com.

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