Kitchen Basics as Cleaning Tools? What to Use Instead of Chemicals!

You might be worried about the impact your cleaning materials are having on the environment – and with good reason!  Everytime we use chemicals in our cleaning routine, we are washing lots of dangerous things down our plugholes and into our water system.  There are ways around using dangerous chemicals though, so try out our tips for using natural and kitchen basics in your cleaning!

Vinegar:  Great for use with newspapers to clean windows and mirrors – streak free and shiny!  Cuts through grease with ease.

Salt:  A good item to add to other cleaning products to act as an abrasive.

Lemon: Another acid a bit like vinegar, but smells nicer!  Cuts through grease and grime

Bicarbonate of Soda: A gentle abrasive, good for use with lemon juice to clean counter tops and cookers

Cornflour/Cornstarch:  good for soaking up wet spills on carpets and upholstery before stain removing!