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The Power of Vinegar

Vinegar has many uses and is a versatile natural product that can be used through out your home. Vinegar can disinfect, preserve and heal.

All vinegar starts as alcohol, which is created through the conversion of carbohydrates to sugar. When alcohol ferments, it becomes acetic acid, or vinegar. For example, a bunch of grapes deteriorates to become wine (alcohol) and then wine ferments into wine vinegar. This is pretty impressive considering vinegar is a byproduct of something gone bad.

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10 Ways to Make Your Home a Green Home

A green home is a healthy home; free of toxins with fresh air and a clean environment for our families. A green home is also an environmentally friendly home with reduced energy use, conscience recycling efforts and sustainable living habits.

Creating a green home is easier then you think.

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Bonus Tips – Salt Uses for Your Home

More uses for Salt:

  1. Polish up your tarnished copper pots by using a little salt and vinegar. Sprinkle the pots with salt. Then with a cloth dipped in vinegar, scour your pots until the tarnished is gone. Wash as normal.

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10 Ways to Use Salt to Clean Your Home

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From stained carpet to tarnished copper; salt can do the job of cleaning your home. Salt is tough enough to tackle your hardest cleaning projects including polishing your sinks, removing stains in your carpet and revitalizing your word furniture.

10 ways to use salt to clean your home.

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10 Ways to Use Salt to Clean Your Laundry

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Salt is a wonderful stain remover. With salt you can remove grease stains, ink stains, blood stains and more. Using salt in your laundry will also help preserve bright colors and reduce the yellowing of white clothing.

10 ways to use salt to clean your laundry

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Bonus Baking Soda Tips

Here are some extra tips from the great readers at d.i.y naturally. Thanks all!

Diane from The Mommy Spot – She uses baking soda to clean her parrot cages. She doesn’t have to worry about her parrots eating any residue.

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10 Ways to Use Salt to Clean Your Kitchen

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We all know how difficult it can be to keep our kitchens clean with high traffic, spills, drips, dirty dishes, and greasy pans. It seems like it is a never ending battle sometimes. Thankfully our ordinary table salt can be of greater use other than seasoning our foods.

10 Ways to Use Salt to Clean Your Kitchen

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The Power of Salt

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The last several articles have been about using baking soda for various household cleaning tasks including the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and a few other uses such as, taking care of your kids and pets and as a beauty product.

To continue with our “No more chemical cleaners” series, we are going to shift to table salt and its many uses around your home.

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Laundry Room

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Baking soda is such a versatile natural product it can be used throughout your home. It has a mild alkali property that makes it a key player in your laundry room. Baking soda can cut grease, remove dirt, brighten and refresh your clothes, as well as save your clothes from laundry mis-haps.

10 ways to use baking soda in your laundry room

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Bathroom

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Baking Soda is a great all-purpose cleaner. For everyday bathroom cleaning, baking soda on a damp sponge can usually do the trick and for the heavy duty cleaning, baking soda mixed with a few ingredients will get the job done. Using Baking Soda in your bathroom will leave it smelling clean and looking shiny with little effort.

There are 3 ways to use baking soda, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, directly, in a solution and a paste.

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Kitchen

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Some Guidelines

You can use baking soda in 3 different ways:

  1. Directly - sprinkle it directly on a surface or on a sponge.
  2. Solution - use 4 tablespoons of baking soda per quart of warm water.
  3. Paste - add just enough water to make a consistancy that will not run when applied.

10 ways to use baking soda in your kitchen

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No More Chemical Cleaners

cleaning.jpgSpring is just around the corner and it will be time to clean your home from top to bottom. From the kitchen to the closet, using natural products have several advantages.

  • - Healthier – no harmful chemicals or additives that are dangerous to breath and absorb through your skin
  • - Inexpensive – natural cleaners will save you money
  • - Easily accessible – natural cleaners are easily found in your grocery store if they’re not already in your cupboard
  • - Safe for the environment – natural cleaners have no damaging effects on the environment and are not tested on animals

Before you begin the annual ritual of spring cleaning throw out all your chemical cleaning products.

Throw these out:

  • Degreasing cleaners for sinks and bathtubs
  • Multi-surface cleaners
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Dishwasher detergents
  • Toilet bowl cleaners
  • Floor cleaners
  • Polishes
  • Window cleaners
  • Disinfectants and bleaches
  • Metal cleaners and scourers
  • Air fresheners

Go for “soft chemistry”:

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