by Teal Graham
When you think of green what is the first thing that comes to mind? It's probably organic or plants. Or maybe you think about Mother Earth. Many people talk about being green in that they are buying products from companies that are using recycled materials but there is more to being green than that. You could help the environment by simply changing your household cleaning products.
Many of our cleaning products that have become a staple to a cleaning routine, clean effectively and are pleasant smelling; however many of these products are harmful and expensive. They have harmful chemicals that can cause serious health issues in children, the elderly and pets.
For a safer environment in your home you can find great alternatives in your kitchen. Things like baking soda, salt, vinegar, lemons, and olive oil are great cleaning agents that have been used by people for years.
Here is one idea that you can try today. Not only will it clean your home but it will help your budget too.
Grapefruit Bathroom Cleaner
This is wonderful for removing tough stains such as calcium and lime build up and the remains of a single grapefruit acts as double duty that will clean your entire bath as well as leave behind the wonderful aroma of grapefruit.
All you will need is one grapefruit and 1/4 cup of salt for your average cleaning task.
Simply cut your grapefruit in half and sprinkle with salt. Use the Grapefruit and salt as a scrubbing pad. The salt acts as an abrasive that removes the tough stains and the acid from the grapefruit helps to prevent mold buildup and the peel has the essential oils that leave the bath smelling clean and fresh.
There are a world of simple tips like this that will keep your family safe, not harm the environment, and will have save on your household budget. How simple was that?