Grout Cleaner

7 cups water, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/3 cup ammonia (or lemon juice) and 1/4 cup vinegar

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The Oven That Needed Cleaning

The Ingredients
Dawn Dish Soap- 3-4 drops
4 T of Baking Soda
5 T of Vinegar
Juice of a lime or lemon
1.) When you are pouring the vinegar on the baking powder, GO Slow, otherwise, you will get a bit of science experiment mess.
2.) Slather on the paste into the oven. Get all sides (including your window)
3.) As Ron Popiel would say “SET IT AND FORGET IT”- Let is soak in for a few hours
4.) Using a sponge, scrub where some of the deep scorches/messes exist
5.) Using a kitchen washcloth, wipe out until all cleanser is gone.

Dr Axe’s Homemade Melaleuca Lemon Household Cleaner

Total Time: 2 minutes  Serves: 30-90
INGREDIENTS:

8 oz water
4 oz distilled white vinegar
15 drops tea tree oil
15 drops lemon
Glass Cleaning Spray bottle
DIRECTIONS:

Fill spray bottle with ingredients.
Close bottle and shake to mix.
Swirl/shake bottle before each spray.

Note: Citrus essentials oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties! Because of this, we recommend you use glass containers when storing them so they do not eat away any of the plastic.

Natural Homemade Bleach Alternative

Natural Homemade Bleach Alternative
12 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Directions

Mix the ingredients together.
You can use it as a  household cleaner or you can add 2 cups per wash load.

Regular bleach is one of the most toxic deadly chemicals around. Unfortunately, bleach has been used around the house as a cleaning agent for years now. The fumes from bleach can affect the nervous system,  immune system, respiratory system, cancer, asthma, autism, ADD, and allergies. And for the most part conventional bleach is not that effective because it has to dry on the surface you’re trying to disinfect in order to kill all the bacteria.

Chlorine Bleach is a strong corrosive material.  It will irritate the eyes, skin and the respiratory tract by just inhaling the gasses.   When this happens a poisonous gas is released that can cause bloody noses, neurological disorders, headaches and even death. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found dioxin (a toxic byproduct of chlorine) to be 300,000 times more potent as a carcinogen than DDT.

When bleach is mixed with ammonia, toxic gases called chloramines are produced. Exposure to chloramine gases can cause the following symptoms:

Coughing.
Nausea.
Irritation to the throat, nose, and eyes.
Pneumonia
Shortness of breath.
Watery eyes.
Chest pain.
Did you know that mixing chlorine with dish soap produces mustard gas, the same gas used to kill many people during World War I?  Bleach is dangerous. It is as simple as that.

Why This Natural Bleach Alternative Works

The citric acid in lemons acts as a natural  bleach, stain remover, and sanitizer. Hydrogen peroxide is also a great  disinfectant because it rapidly breaks down in the environment to plain oxygen and water.

Natural Homemade Bleach Alternative
12 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup hydrogen peroxide

Directions

Mix the ingredients together.
You can use it as a  household cleaner or you can add 2 cups per wash load.

Removing spots from carpet

Solutions:
Synthetic-Carpet Cleaners

Dip a white cloth into these solutions and apply to the stain. Never pour the solutions directly onto carpeting.

Detergent solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn or Joy, into one cup of lukewarm water.
Vinegar solution: Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water.
Solvent solution: Use an oil solvent. Or substitute nail-polish remover, such as Cutex Quick & Gentle non-acetone polish remover.

Wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea, beer, milk, tomato sauce, berries, hard candy, juice, soda, Gatorade, Kool-Aid
1. Dip a white cloth (or a white paper towel with no printing) into the detergent solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait 15 minutes (it takes time to break down the stain), then soak up the excess liquid with a dry white cloth.
2. Dip a cloth into the vinegar solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait another 15 minutes. (This is an important step, because white vinegar removes residual detergent, which will attract dirt if left in the carpet.)
3. Rinse by blotting with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water. Wait one hour or until the carpet dries completely. For bad spills, place a 1/2-inch-thick stack of white paper towels over the stain after step 2, then lay a glass baking dish on top for 15 minutes.
4. As long as you see the stain lightening, repeat these steps until it is gone.

Butter, salad dressing, cheese, eggnog, cooking oil, tree sap, crayon, lotion, mascara, lipstick, nail polish
1. Apply a small amount of solvent to a white cloth. Dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. 2. Rinse by blotting with a white cloth soaked in lukewarm water.
3. Wait one hour or until the carpet completely dries. If the stain is getting lighter, repeat until the stain is removed.

Dirt, mud
1. Vacuum any dry dirt to remove as much as possible.
2. Dip a white cloth into detergent solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait 15 minutes, then soak up the excess liquid with a dry white cloth.
3. Dip another dry white cloth in lukewarm water and dab repeatedly, then press it on the spot for a few seconds.

Chewing gum, wax
1. Gently rub the spot with a Ziploc bag filled with ice cubes until the stain hardens. Shatter it with a blunt object, such as a spatula, and vacuum up the chips.
2. Apply a small amount of solvent with a white cloth, then blot.
3. Rinse by blotting with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water.