I try to avoid using chemical cleaners if at all possible. With the exception of one product (a terribly toxic substance that seems to be the only solution to wiping out the ring of dirt and hard water around the tub - might anyone have a natural remedy to this problem?), everything in our cleaning cupboard is safe to use and wouldn't kill our children if they were to accidentally ingest it. Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Lemon go a long way!
These lemon dust cloths take just minutes to prepare and can be stored in an airtight jar until you're ready to use them. Sometimes dusting with a dry cloth does more harm then good as it moves the dirt around instead of catching it. These cloths are damp and infused with vinegar to help catch and kill the bugs at the same time. The addition of olive oil and lemon rind bring a soft polish to your furniture.
To make, you'll need six things:
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 lemon rind
- 2 dust rags
- 1 glass jar with lid
Mix the vinegar, water, and olive oil together. Soak the rags in the solution. Ring out until damp-dry. Alternate rinds with rags inside your jar and seal the lid tightly.
Do you have any natural cleaning solutions to share? I'm especially interested in learning how to get marker off fireplace stone. It seems someone in our house decided the slab looked to boring in grey. :-)