5 ways to clean your house naturally with only 3 ingredients

As a mum, I am always looking for ways to keep my family healthy and my home clean without breaking the bank. Since my second child has developed Eczema on his arms and face I am also trying to find new and ingenious ways to clean the house without using dangerous product that might harm him and at the same time harm our planet (all the chemical in a lot of cleaning product are not good for us or for the environment). I have come up with the best 5 ways to clean your house naturally using only 3 everyday ingredients.

The 3 superheroes ingredients are:

  • The Humble White Vinegar
  • Refreshingly Smelling Tea Tree Oil
  • Great for Baking and Cleaning Bicarbonate of Soda

And here are 5 ingenious and eco-friendly ways to use them to clean your house:

  • Tea Tree Oil Toilet air-freshener

For this air-freshener, all you need is a clean and empty spray bottle, water and tea tree oil. Pour 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and add 10 drops of tea tree oil. Give it a good shake and your air-freshener is ready! Keep it handy in the bathroom, give it a shake before using and make sure to write a new label saying exactly what it is, so your guests know as well… 😉 The Tea Tree Oil will sanitise the surfaces as well…

Cleaning mirror with a clean towel
  • Clean mirrors with water and a clean towel

This method is FANTASTIC and it only involves water and a towel. I GUARANTEE the cleanest and streak-free mirrors you have ever had! All you do is wet a corner of your clean towel with water, clean your mirror, paying particular attention to fingerprints, etc…, after the whole mirror is wet, get a dry corner of the same towel and simply dry the water off the mirror! Easy, effective, I guarantee no streaks!

  • Clean your washing machine with Bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar

Is your washing machine start to smell a bit moldy? To give it a good deep clean -from the inside- follow these steps: wash and dry the inside rubber of the washing machine, pour 2 cups of vinegar in the drum. Close the washing machine door. DO NOT PUT ANY CLOTHES IN…! In the drawers where you normally put your laundry detergent pour a mixture of ¼ cup of bicarbonate of soda and ¼ cup of water (I normally put it in all the compartment, even the ones I don’t normally use). Close the drawer and run a hot wash. Et voila’! Your washing machine is clean and smells fresh!

  • Water and white vinegar to de-grease the hob
White Vinegar used for cleaning in the kitchen

I absolutely LOVE this! When I first tried this I thought: “This will never work… I will have to scrub my poor little hob like mad…” How wrong was I…! Just mix 1 cup of white vinegar with 1 liter of water, pour everything in a spray bottle and there you have it! The most powerful de-greaser ever! Just spray your hob with the liquid, leave it to work for a few minutes and then just wipe off!

  • White vinegar soak for showerheads

When your shower head starts to show signs of limescale build-up, simply get a bag (I use a clean freezer bag), pour in 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of water and immerse your shower head making sure the little nozzles/holes are covered with the liquid. Secure your bag around the showerhead with a ribbon or an elastic band and leave overnight. In the morning just rinse off with water.

I hope you find these hacks useful! Have you tried any of them? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences!

Love

Alessandra

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