Squeaky Clean

March 8, 2016 – We know cleaning isn’t at the top of your list after a busy week, but hey, who doesn’t love a squeaky clean house? We know we do. Don’t go spending all your dollars on store-bought cleaners to get the best shine – go the DIY route with a few things found right in your pantry!

Coffee Lovers Rejoice!Close up of Coarse Sea Salt
Toss sea salt into your dirty glass coffee pot with some ice cubes and swirl around vigorously. Give it a couple of rinses and BAM, old coffee grounds and that unsightly yellow tint are gone.  The sea salt scours the bottom of the pot and the ice helps give it a further scrub.

The White Knight
Make room for this knight in glass armor! Distilled, white vinegar is a perfect fighter against those hard-to-remove mineral deposits. Soak an old rag in distilled, white vinegar and wrap it tightly around the faucet area that is in need of a good clean. For those harder to reach faucet areas –  those tiny crevices that usually require a toothbrush and some elbow grease – tie a plastic bag filled with 1/3-1/2 cup of vinegar. Let vinegar sit for two to three hours and use an old toothbrush to scrub off the loosened deposits.

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Stinky garbage disposal? No thank you! Luckily there’s a DIY fix that doesn’t even require leaving the kitchen. Grab the following:

  • ¾ cup Baker’s Corner Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Stonemill Essentials Iodized Table Salt
  • ½ tsp. liquid dish soap
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sheet pan
  • 1 sealable glass jar

Mix together baking soda and salt in a small bowl, add in grated lemon peel alongside the dish soap, and squeeze in lemon juice until the mixture looks like rough sand. Use a spoon to mold half-rounds of the mixture onto the pan and dry overnight. Once hardened, store dried garbage disposal refreshers into a sealable container.  Then next time that disposal starts to stink, drop in a refresher and say hello to fresh.

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For a natural bathtub clean, grab ¼ cup of coarse salt and generously sprinkle on a half side of a grapefruit. Wet bathtub and sprinkle remaining salt around the bottom. Scrub the salt-covered grapefruit around your tub, making sure to “slightly’” juice over each fixture, lifting it every few seconds to pick up fresh salt around the tub. Turn on the shower for a rinse and a sparkling finish.

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One thought on “Squeaky Clean

  1. Candace Serna

    First time on site and love all the DIY and natural products. Will definitely be visiting you ASAP. A store just opened here in Yucaipa, CA.

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