~ NATURAL CLEANING TIPS ~
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Toilet cleaner: sprinkle Tang or lemon kool aid on the sides of the toilet and in the
Tub and tile cleaner: Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda, 4 T ammonia, 4 T vinegar, & 3
Bathtub Cleaner: fill the bathtub with very hot water and put vinegar or bleach in
Sublingual B complex can help correct deficiencies of vitamin B which can cause anxiety, irritation, worry, depression, skin & tongue or
Jewelweed (touch me nots) for poison ivy.
Colloidal oatmeal - soothes skin
Ledum may help with Lymes
Hypericum may help reduce
Collidal silver may be natural
Eucalyptus and honey is possible help for cataracts
Honey for healing burns and bruises. May have antibiotic effects.
Aloe-vera for healing skin. Keep
Kava kava or passion flower may decrease anxiety
Used tea bags for burns, on canker sores, and to help stop the bleeding after a tooth is removed. Also helps soothe eyes.
Raw onions for insect bites
Cucumber slices for tired eyes.
Green tea might be helpful in
Arnica and arnica gel for bruising, swelling, and pain
Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus - tick repellents. Also put drops in the water of a vaporizer to deter bacteria.
Ginger snaps for diarrhea and motion sickness
Licorice (not candy) might work as alternative to cortisone
Cottage cheese & yogurt helps develop good bacteria, especially if you are on antibiotics
Milk thistle may help liver problems
Mustard may help burns
Red raspberries may help cancer
Echincea & garlic may help the immune system
*If someone in your home gets sick, remember to change the toothbrush - or you can boil it to kill germs and stop reinfection!
Olive oil may help prevent skin cancer
Sting nettle may help hayfever
Vinegar helps itch of bug bites
Apple cider vinegar soaking may relieve arthritis
Peppermint Tea may help diarrhea and stomach upset
Boiled rice helps with diarrhea
Black walnut improves gums and teeth
Headaches a towel wet with warm water and vinegar placed on your face may help.
Hair Cutting: if you cut your kid's or pet's hair, remember to use scissors with round tips!
Make up brushes: to save money, buy craft paint brushes instead.
Remove grease stains from clothes: spray on WD40 and let sit 20-60 minutes. Then rinse with hot water and rub with dishsoap until it's clean.
For ants: paprika, garlic, mint
For mice: Peppermint - supposedly, mice don't like peppermint. Place peppermint gum where mice are hiding.
For mealybugs: Spearmint gum -
For moles: Juicy fruit - supposedly moles will eat this and then it will kill them because they can't digest it. Maybe it would work for mice, too?
Mothball alternatives - cedar chips, lavender, whole peppercorns, mint
Combine with a little salt to clean a coffee stained cup
Use it to clean gooey messes (like gum) First freeze the goo with ice or put the item in the freezer, scrape off, and then rub with vinegar
Add a little to the water in the electric iron to help it from clogging and spitting
Sprinkle some when ironing to remove a crease
Add a touch when cooking cauliflower to whiten it
Use it in the final rinse to remove static cling
Can work as a stain remover to remove coffee, tea, and grass stains
Can help relieve sunburn
Helps to remove wallpaper
Mix vinegar and borax to remove mildew
Equal parts vinegar and water brought to a boil will clean your teapot or coffee pot
For crayon on the wall - heat it with a hair dryer and then rub with baking soda
Helps put out grease fire
Use with a little lemon juice to polish your teeth
Mix with a little vinegar to clean and remove odors from cutting board
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar and a cup of water and bring to a boil to clean non-coated pans
Sprinkle a little in your shoes to reduce odors.
Other odor destroyers - To help with musty furniture smells, mothball odors, etc., try candles, charcoal pellets, and coffee grinds.
Citronella repels insects - extract at the store is very inexpensive.
Lavender is calming - you can put some drops in your bath, on your rugs, furniture
Club Soda: use for cleaning spills and stains. Takes care of catsup, cola stains, kool-aid, etc. Pour it on, than blot.
Bounce: (or any fabric softener sheet)
To prevent static shock: rub it on your clothes, tuck one in your shoe or sock or pocket. Helps keep your hair from sticking out, too.
May help to remove pet hair. Wipe it on the hair on your clothes. Also wipe it on furniture before vacuuming.
Salt and boiling water helps keeps drains flowing.
Helps put out grease fire
Mix with a little water and shake to clean coffee pots
To prevent mildew on your shower curtain - soak the curtain in salt water
Sprinkle it on your oven spill and it will help when you clean it later
WD 40: spray to keep locks and door hinges (including cabinets) quiet and working smoothly
Try it on crayon and lipstick marks that can be wiped.
Toothpaste: rub a little on lipstick stains on clothes
Use it to remove crayon marks on the walls and floors.