Thursday, March 24, 2011

Homekeeping --A Natural Shine to Cleaning

To Disinfect - These two recipes work well on bathroom and kitchen surfaces

1/2cup Borax dissolved in one gallon of hot water
2 cups of boiling water poured over 2 cups of fresh thyme;steep for ten minutes, strain and cool

All Purpose Scouring Powder-

Grind dried petals or fragrant herbs and mix with baking soda

Metal Cleaners-

Silver : Use toothpaste
Brass: Use equal parts salt and flour,add a touch of vinegar to make paste.Let sit before wiping dry.
Copper: Use a paste of lemon juice and salt

Floor Cleaning Recipes -

All purpose floor cleaner- 1 cup vinegar in pail of water
Greasy floors: 1/4 cup washing soda and TBS vegetable oil based soap to every two gallons of hot water
Polish linoleum floors with club soda
Clean and Deodorize carpets: Mix two parts cornmeal with one part borax. Sprinkle generously over carpet,allow to sit for one hour then vacuum

Windows and Mirrors-

One part vinegar added to four parts water
One cup strong black tea with 3 TBS vinegar

Oven Cleaner -

A paste of baking soda and hot water or sprinkle the soda on a damp sponge and wipe.

Water Spots on Furniture -

Massage white toothpaste on the spot, let dry and buff with a clean cloth
Scratch or Stains: Rub the meat of a walnut into the scratch

Who Knew !!!

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