Vinegar: A Non-toxic, Natural Cleaner
Posted by: Dr. Sears LEAN Team on October 10, 2012
If you are pregnant, nursing, or simply want to avoid coming into contact with the toxic chemicals found in many popular cleaning products, there is an alternative! Distilled white vinegar is a perfect solution for many household cleaning needs. It is cheap, non-toxic, natural cleaner that doesn’t harm your skin, and is a powerful degreaser, polisher, and deodorizer. Next time you are cleaning, try some of these easy vinegar cleaning solutions.
One part vinegar to three parts water is a strong mixture that can be used on:
stains in sinks, toilets, shower curtains, etc.
mineral deposits in faucets and shower heads
Add 1/4 cup vinegar to a full load of laundry in place of fabric softener.
Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar with 1 gallon of water and use to clean surfaces such as:
window shades / blinds
Appliances (refrigerator, microwave, etc.)
One cup vinegar mixed with one cup of water is a powerful concentrate that are safe cleaning solutions for small appliances such as:
As you can see, vinegar is a safe, natural solution for many of your cleaning needs. However, high concentrations of a vinegar solution can potentially harm some surfaces like steel or marble, so be sure to test the solution on a small area before cleaning the entire surface