Today we have a guest post from our friend Zara Wade from ProCarpetCleaners in the Greater London area. In this piece Zara shares with us cleaning recipes specifically for people with sensitive skin. Please read below and feel free to comment and show our guest blogger some love!
Cleaning Recipes For People With Sensitive Skin
Nowadays, commercial cleaners are filled with all kinds of ingredients, from chemicals that ensure a longer shelf life, to substances that produce suds and act like disinfectants. Unfortunately, these ingredients do more harm than good, especially to people with sensitive skin. Below, I have provided a natural alternative to some cleaners. Check it out.
Recipes with rubbing alcohol
Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol has disinfecting properties and can be used anywhere around the house to keep your home surfaces germ-free. The best part is, it is suitable for people who have sensitive skin. It is a wonderful alternative to glass cleaners. It is available at supermarkets and drug stores.
To clean your windows, mirrors or other glass surfaces, use 1 cup of water, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 tablespoon of ammonia. Pour them into a clean spray glass. Give it a good shake before use. Clean as you normally would.
If you have stainless steel appliances, add a little rubbing alcohol to a soft cloth and wipe down the surface. It will remove fingerprints and marks. You can also use rubbing alcohol to clean and disinfect your sink. Just spray it down with the liquid and let it work for a few minutes. At ProCarpetCleaners Greater London we know that rubbing alcohol is safe to use on porcelain, glass, stainless steel and brass as well as computer keyboards.
Recipes with baking soda
It probably won’t come as a surprise that baking soda is a powerful household ingredient that can be used safely around the home. I mean, if it can be digested, then it’s perfectly safe, right? So, even though baking soda is abrasive, it doesn’t irritate the skin like some commercial powders. Feel free to use it as an alternative to store-bought scouring powders. Here is how to put it to some good use.
If you have hard water stains all over your sink, pour some baking soda over the affected areas and let it work for a couple of hours. Scrub with the scrubby side of a sponge and repeat the procedure if necessary. Rinse well.
If the drains run slower than usual, add a cup of baking soda down the drain and run some hot water to rinse it off.
If your cooking appliance needs degreasing, prepare a concoction of water and baking soda and apply it all over the greasy areas. Let it sit a couple of hours and rub it with a sponge. Use gloves if necessary.
Wood furniture polish
Rather than buying an expensive and toxic furniture polish at the store, make your own using these simple ingredients: lemon juice and olive oil. Mix ½ cup of lemon juice and 1 cup of olive oil into a container. Stir or shake. Apply a little bit of the concoction onto a clean cloth or rag and wipe down your wooden furniture. The olive oil in this recipe will protect and shine your wooden surfaces. The acids in the lemon juice will help do away with smudges and dirt.
Recipes with white vinegar
White vinegar is the magical ingredient every housewife should always have readily at hand. It breaks down hard water deposits, soap scum, and dirt. It has a gentle effect on surfaces, at the same time it is harsh on grime. In addition, it absorbs odors. Mix in one cup of water and one cup of white vinegar a spray bottle and you will get an all-purpose cleaner, dust cleaner, sink cleaner and window cleaner, all in one.
Use white vinegar to clean your shower, toilet, backsplash areas, countertops, etc. If you are faced with tougher stains, use a small amount of undiluted white vinegar. Let it sit and wipe away. Thank you for reading I hope you found my tips helpful!
BIO: Zara from ProCarpetCleaners Greater London knows a lot about cleaning. Some of the best cleaning solutions are eco and health friendly, that’s why she loves to share her experience with her readers.