Use natural cotton cloths or flannels that can be washed rather than disposable or microfibre cloths. Microfibres are tiny fibres that wash out of synthetic fabrics and are a massive cause of plastic pollution in our seas. Re-purpose old worn out cotton T-shirts, bed linen, towels and tea towels that were destined for the bin. Cut them up into cloths for cleaning and polishing around your home.
Lemon juice is a natural bleaching agent and disinfectant, use it to remove stains and sanitise wooden chopping boards. Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle your board with a bit of salt and rub the lemon over the board vigorously. Leave overnight. Rinse off and leave to dry. Even better, use left over squeezed half lemons.
Natural stain removing soap for laundry and clothing, made with Olive & Coconut Oil, free from colourings, fragrances and all other additives. This works brilliantly on all sorts of stains and on all types of fabrics; try on grease and oil, egg yolk, chocolate, grass, mud and dirt. Just wet the stained area with cold water, rub the bar of soap over the stain, leave for 10 - 15 minutes and then pop in the normal wash or hand wash as normal.
Very easy to make and natural, of course! • Pour one part distilled white vinegar to nine parts water into an old spray bottle. Use your own infused vinegar to add a fragrance to your shine (see other Natural Washing Tips) • Spray your windows with the natural vinegar solution and use a lint-free cloth to wipe. Buff to a shine with a chamois leather or a clean dry cloth.
An old fashioned natural cleaner: non-toxic, antibacterial and very handy to have in your cupboard. • Add citrus peels and garden herbs, infuse for up to 2 weeks and then you have a naturally fragranced super cleaner • Add an egg cup of distilled white vinegar to your machine wash for extra-white whites. A natural way to get bright whites without using chemical bleaching agents
These can be used in so many ways around your home: washing hands, body, hair and teeth & hand washing clothes (great for grease stains). Naturally antiseptic: use after gardening, working with animals, sweaty/muddy sports for a good skin cleansing routine, can also be used on cuts/grazes. You can even wash your dog with this soap - leave it outside next to the outdoor tap. Replace so many bottles and products with this one soap
Use this diluted for washing walls, floors, leather, glass, kitchen surfaces, bathroom, outdoor paving and decking, the list is almost endless. Use undiluted on really tough jobs: outdoor garden furniture, BBQ and cast iron hob. Fantastic product for really dirty greasy cleaning jobs such as the cooker hood! This one product can replace lots of other chemical cleaning products in your home.