Keeping the kitchen spotless without using chemicals that damage the appliances and harm our health is a dream that can come true. Yes, 100% natural mixtures can be used so that everything is fully disinfected and neat.
You just have to use certain homemade recipes, those that grandmothers always tell us about, but we don’t usually listen to because “oh, that’s no good”… But yes, they are very useful.
Think of all those glass cleaners, degreasers, and sprays to clean the oven flooding your kitchen cabinets. We have an arsenal of chemicals ready to start an all-out war against fungi and bacteria to clean this almost holy area of the home. However, we don’t realize that most of these products can be toxic to our health and lethal to the environment.
But don’t worry, today we’ll help you get started to make the change. So, take note of the following list.
5 natural secrets to rescue to clean the kitchen
There are 5 natural products that our grannies always had in the kitchen, which you’ll rescue from now on.
- Baking soda. Yes, the same one that can replace baking powder, and that you use sometimes to get rid of acidity. Well, it turns out that, in addition to all the above, baking soda is a powerful stain remover and a wonderful antibacterial. So this will be your favorite “all-purpose” cleaner from now on.
- White vinegar. This well-known degreaser is also a notorious bactericide, thanks to its natural acidity. It is also an anti-fungicide that will help you get rid of the hated limescale.
- It can be used for mojitos, to prepare home remedies for the flu and coughs, and also as a bleach, deodorant, and degreaser. Isn’t it wonderful?
- Essential oils. Yes, those that smell good and are used as scents in the house, because they have antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Lavender, tea tree, lemon, etc. choose your favorite one to clean your kitchen.
- This is a mineral salt used to clean, disinfect, and eliminate bad odors. Trust us, your grandmother will tell you all about its benefits, just ask her.
5 natural recipes, 5 appliances
Used alone or mixed, these products are, as we said, the secrets of a clean kitchen without the use of chemicals. Here we share simple recipes that you can use in 5 of the most important appliances in your kitchen.
Ovens and microwaves. Mix 2 tablespoons of neutral liquid soap and 2 teaspoons of borax with hot water. Apply this paste to the oven grease and let it act for about 20 minutes. Then, remove with a metallic sponge, and voila, you’ll have them as brand new.
To clean your microwave, and free it from bacteria, put inside it a bowl with water and the juice of half a lemon and heat it. The steam that this mixture produces will make the dirt come off easily, so you’ll only need to dry everything with a cloth afterward. Remember to leave the appliance open for 30 minutes.
Luxury faucets. Water droplets make faucets permanently dull. However, if you want to rescue their original shine, just rub them with a cloth soaked in lemon juice. In addition, this remedy will also help you get rid of the limescale that accumulates on them.
Clear dishwashers. Washing the dishes is a chore we all loathe. Dishwashing liquids are not only toxic and dangerous, but they also smell terrible. However, we have a natural alternative.
Pour a cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda down the drain of your dishwasher; let it sit for about 10 minutes and then let the hot water run and you will see that the problem will disappear, with no unpleasant odors.
Grease-free kitchen extractor hoods. To remove that annoying grease that so easily permeates the extractor hood, just boil water and lemon juice with the appliance on. The steam will soften the grease, making it easier to clean. As for the filters, soak them in a container with hot water and baking soda, and that’s it. They will be shiny after that process.
Odor-free dishwasher and refrigerators. Lemon is one of the most effective alternatives to eliminate bad odors in both the dishwasher and the refrigerator. Just cut a lemon in half and place it inside both appliances.
Another very effective home remedy from our grandmothers to remove bad odors in the refrigerator is to place a piece of bread soaked in vinegar inside. You can also clean both appliances with a mixture of baking soda and water, this will put an end to this problem.