Common household ingredients for cooking like vinegar and salt can clean your house even better than store-bought cleaners. Before you start, here’s an important tip: do not combine chlorine-containing products with ammonia-based cleaners because it will cause a chemical reaction that will create hazardous fumes.
All you need for this cleaner, lemon rind, rosemary sprigs, one part white vinegar, one part water, and a tablespoon of salt. This solution can remove water strains, wall smudges, clean trash cans, and the list goes on. The lemon’s acidity will add extra cleaning strength that can remove even the most stubborn stains.
The ordinary bouquet of fresh flowers lasts around seven days. That means you have one week until your gift will slowly wither away. Surely there must be something you can do to help them last longer?
This is where salt comes in, simply add some salt to your water, and your flowers should perk up a little longer.
Stop Candles Dripping
In came the rain, and out went the power. You already know the drill so you have some candles ready until you can get the light and heating back. But what are you going to do with all that dripping wax? If you want your candles to stop dripping all over, then you can use some salt water.
All you need to do is stick your candlesticks in some very salty water for a few hours, causing a layer of salt to form once you leave them out to dry.
Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer
Try this DIY suggestion, and you might find yourself in awe at how effective these affordable alternatives can be. You'll need four tablespoons baking soda and 1-quart warm water.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Pour the solution on a clean sponge and wipe kitchen counters, appliances, and the insides of your refrigerator. Baking soda works great as a deodorizer that can also shine stainless steel appliances and sinks.
To clean the windows of your cars, or even your home you'll need 2 cups of water, half a cup white or cider vinegar 1/4 cup sea salt, and a few drops of orange essential oil for a citrusy fragrance.
Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle. Spray the solution on a paper towel or cloth, and wipe your windows clean. Don't do it on a hot sunny day because the mixture could dry too fast, causing the appearance of unaesthetic streaks across the see-through glass.