I ran out of Comet. For as long as I can remember that’s all I’ve ever used to clean the bathroom and kitchen sink. It always left things so sparkling and fresh.
Instead of buying more I decided to give baking soda a try. I had heard it makes a good cleaner and it works pretty well on my hair so I decided to give it a try.
What do you know, it works. And it works well. It’s great at getting up greasy grime in the kitchen sink and soap scum in the bathroom. Because it’s a bit gritty it also requires a bit less elbow grease to get stuff clean. The bonus is that there aren’t any noxious fumes associated with it like with most commercial bathroom cleaners. I don’t have to worry about any residue either.
I’m also finding that apple cider vinegar is good for cleaning as well. I use it to clean the cabinets, countertops and stovetop. I’m going to give glass a try with it. Of course it smells like vinegar for a bit, but it’s less obnoxious than other cleaners. I also don’t use it full strength. I dilute it with a 1:1 ration of water.
What natural cleaning products do you use?
5 thoughts on “The Magic of Baking Soda”
Ah the holy green cleaning trinity: simple soap, vinegar, baking soda. I was laughing yesterday as I dumped my garden contact herbicide all over my floor to mop up the sticky residue of canning peaches and jam….because of course my garden contact herbicide is white vinegar with a bit of soap mixed in. 🙂 I'm all about multi-taskers, especially ones unlikely to kill my curious 11 month old if he gets his busy little hands on them.
I have used baking soda, vinegar, borax, for many years. My Amish grandparents used it for years. I use baking soda to clean my cast iron pans, my stainless steel pans, and sinks, tubs, and use the baking soda in my hair as a rinse to freshen up the scalp during summer.
Love the stuff.
All of the above,I try to use natural products when I can. I've found that good old elbow grease gets the shower pretty clean!! LOL
All of the above, plus good old elbow grease works great on the shower.
i also spray down my countertops with vinegar to disinfect. The smell goes away pretty quickly & it deodorizes also
I probably don't clean my shower enough 🙂
But bicarb soda (which I think is the same as baking soda… international variations in english make life difficult) works well.
I'm keen to try this citrus cleaner sometime in the near future, vinegar plus citrus peelings (to make use of the oil in the skin) to make a yummy and apparently very effective cleaner: http://justlikemynanmade.blogspot.com/2011/05/citrus-cleaners-so-easy-and-good.html
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