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Clean Your House With Homemade Cleaners

You may have heard of cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, but you may be sceptical if it works.

We assure you it works perfectly – and works effectively.

We know that most commercial cleaners are harmful to our health and the environment.

The challenge is to transform an old lifestyle into a new one.

You can find out the health and environmental impact of commercial cleaning products by checking the EWG rating by the Environmental Working Group.

Rating criteria include asthma, skin irritation, and cancer risk.

In this article, we will teach you how to make homemade cleaners for the betterment of your health and the environment.

A report by the British Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) says people should pay more attention to preventing the spread of germs than cleaning up dirty looking homes.

Timely washing of hands, clothes and cleaning area is essential for good hygiene.

What to use?

There are three main types of cleaning products and they work differently:


Detergents clean the surface and remove grease but do not kill bacteria.


It kills bacteria but does not remove grease and visible dirt.


The sanitizer also cleans and sanities the equipment from bacteria. First use a Detergent to wash surfaces to remove grease, use a Disinfectant to remove germs, then use a Sanitizer to kill bacteria.


Vinegar removes particularly water-based buildup. It also removes mould and wax and makes surfaces sterile.

Citric acid

Citric acid is less well-known, but it cleans excessively well and is an effective cleansing agent at home.

Baking soda

Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) deodorizes, whitens, and acts as a scouring powder.

If kept in a closed container in a dry place, it can last for many months.

You can check if your baking soda is still useful: Leave a small amount of vinegar (or lemon juice or citric acid solution) on a pinch of baking soda. If it is active, you will see foam blowing as a result of a chemical reaction.

Biodegradable cleaners

Consumers have become more concerned about the ingredients found in regular cleaning products.

You can find the best Biodegradable cleaners which are plant-based formulas on Octoclean website.

Biodegradable cleaners are very useful not only for grease removal but also for the environment.

House Cleaning Tips with Homemade Cleaners

1: Always wash and Microwave your cleaning cloths and sponges

To clean your dirty house is important to use clean tools.

You can use the world’s famous cleaning products but if your cleaning tool is not clean it will not only waste your expensive cleaning product but also make the surface dirtier.

2. Use newspaper and vinegar for glass and mirrors cleaning

Cleaning your glass or mirror is not just about cleaning its surface. It is also about removing lines and scratches on it.

Instead of using harsh chemicals to accomplish this task, try a simple solution that is safe for both the environment and yourself.

3. Remove stains from tap and steel using lemon and salt

As a result of water, invisible spots appear on taps and showers etc. and gradually freeze and thicken.

4: Clean your Toilet using lemon

Put half a cup of lemon juice in the toilet and wait for a while and then clean it with a brush which will make it glow while spreading a nice smell in the bathroom.

In addition to lemons, you can also add half a cup of honey which can make this process more efficient.

5: Remove stains using Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola is more than just a tasty drink.

Its mild acidity makes it an excellent cleansing agent.

To use Coca-Cola as an effective cleaning tool is in the bathroom use the following steps.

6: Make your Jewellery and silver new with Aluminium foil and baking soda

To make your silver new, put aluminium foil under a container, fill it with boiling water and add two tablespoons of baking soda (20 g).


Cleaning the house means not only cleaning up but also keeping the house sterile.

According to research and medical experts, the spread of diseases often begins at home.

That is why cleaning the house and all the things in it is essential for the health and well-being of the whole family.

Cleaning products can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. These cleaning hacks can make those chores a lot easier, more natural, and faster.

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