Dangerous house cleaning
It has long been known how dangerous the phosphates contained in detergents are. They cause active growth of blue-green algae, from which the water in reservoirs begins to "bloom". According to some researchers, the toxins of these algae are dangerous for invertebrates, fish and other aquatic animals.
With the proper operation of treatment facilities, water with phosphates from the sewage system should not enter water bodies, but, alas, they do not always work efficiently and there is a certain percentage of phosphorus compounds even in purified water.
Other household chemicals are no less dangerous for the environment. For example, chlorine, contained in many bleaching and disinfectants, often causes diseases of the cardiovascular system, atherosclerosis, anemia, and hypertension. Petroleum distillates are included in polishes for metal surfaces: they can adversely affect vision and the nervous system.
Many of these chemicals enter the body through inhaling - even when we only smell the pleasant lemon flavour, we are actually inhaling harmful chemicals that get on our mucous membranes and cause irritation.
If buying environmentally friendly goods is difficult and expensive, try do the cleaning using grandma’s remedies.
Did you know that in most cases, home cleaning detergents can be replaced with 3 products:
- soda bicarbonate,
- cleaning vinegar,
- citric acid.
Try essential oils to add fragrance to your DIY cleaning products.
These natural substances do an excellent job of disinfecting and cleaning surfaces, whitening, killing bacteria. They are safe for children and do not cause allergies.
SAFE CHEMISTRY RECIPES:
Citric acid copes with any dirt, it is an excellent detergent for washing dishes, glass, taps, tiles. Pour two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda into a 1 liter bottle of detergent or into a spray bottle and pour ½ l of water. Add two tablespoons of liquid soap, shake well. Separately, dissolve a teaspoon of citric acid in 500 ml of hot water. Top up the bottle, shake it - it's done.
Citric Acid will also help get rid of stains on clothes. With its help, you can get rid of faded stains, yellow sweat spots.
Dissolve a teaspoon of citric acid in a glass of warm water. Soak the item completely or soak only dirty places. Wait for an hour and then wash the laundry with usual eco-friendly detergent.
Bathroom Limescale cleaner
Mix vinegar and water in a 1:1 or 1: 2 ratio in a spray bottle and add 20-30 drops of essential oil.
This solution can be used to clean faucets, sinks, floor and wall tiles screens and plumbing fixtures in the shower, and any other surface that is susceptible to limescale contamination. Also, the product is suitable for cleaning kitchen surfaces, refrigerator, mirrors, windows and for removing organic contaminants.
Use citric acid to clean loo without draining the water. Pour two hipped table spoons of citric acid into the toilet, and one into the tank. In three to four hours, a significant part of the limescale will soften, so that you can intensively clean the toilet with a brush.
Sprinkle the carpet with salt, moisten the broom in warm soapy water and sweep, rinsing the broom in the same water as it gets dirty. To brighten the carpet colors, you can pour a water solution of white vinegar into a spray bottle, spray it on the carpet, and then clean it off with a damp cloth - the pile will acquire a fresh shine and softness.