The use of eco-friendly kitchen cleaning products can safeguard your health and preserve the environment. Most eco products are cheap and as effective as those that contain harsh chemicals. Here are five environmentally friendly options to consider:
1. Biodegradable Kitchen Sponges
Biodegradable and dye-free sponges made of natural ingredients such as hemp, bamboo and loofah are as effective against grease and grime as conventional sponges.
2. Sink Cleaners
Lemon juice or diluted vinegar can rid your sink of bacteria, germs and mold. After 10 minutes of exposure to the natural alternatives, the sink should be rinsed thoroughly and scrubbed with baking soda and salt.
3. Drain Cleaners
Clean your drains without harsh chemicals by treating them with half a cup of salt mixed with 4 liters of boiling water. If the drain is clogged, one-fourth cup of baking soda can be poured into the drain followed by half a cup of white vinegar. The drain should be tightly sealed until the fizzing stops. Subsequent to this, pour boiling water down the drain to remove the entire clog.
4. Dish Washing Liquid
Use two tablespoons of equal portions borax and baking soda for every load of dishes. Vinegar can also be used to kill bacteria.
5. Oven Cleaner
Mix baking soda and water to form a paste and apply to the inner part of the oven. Let the past sit for three hours before wiping it off with a wet sponge.
Eco-friendly alternatives to commercial kitchen cleaning products are easy to come by, and spare your family exposure to toxic chemicals.