6 Ways To Clean With Apple Cider Vinegar for a sustainable 2020

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Apple Cider Vinegar.

What a hero!

Diet experts and health enthusiasts have tried and tested this magic potion and they swear by it. This fermented product has so many health, beauty and cooking benefits. Furthermore, this magic potion is even used in preserving food as well as improving your skin and hair.

Is apple cider good for cleaning?

Yes.
Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid, with potent biological effects. It has antibacterial properties and can act as a deodorizer.

How can you use clean with use apple cider vinegar in your cleaning?

1. Eliminate odours

Because of its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar can eliminate bad smells.
How to:
Mix apple cider vinegar with water to make a spray. Use it around your home or office for a fresh new smell.

2. Make an all purpose cleaner

Apple cider vinegar is actually a natural alternative addition to commercial cleaning products.
You can make your own by combining it with water on a 1:1 ratio. You now have an all purpose cleaner, perfect for countertops, tables or office desks.
How to:
Apple cider vinegar is a hero in cleaning your work or home microwave. Just mix it with a little bit of water and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Place it in the microwave and run it for 4 minutes on the highest setting. Voila!

3. In the Garden

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Not a cleaning tips exactly butt apple cider vinegar is renowned for being a homemade weed killer. To use it, all you need to do it to spray undiluted vinegar on weeds and that’s it. For bigger and stronger weeds, you can mix it with soap and lemon juice.

4. In the Kitchen

Using apple cider vinegar as part of your dish washing technique will kill off any bacteria and keep your dishes clean and sparkly. Alternatively, you can add it to the dishwasher to remove stains from coffee cups or wine glasses.

5. In the Bathroom

Bath and shower mildew cannot resist the magic potion of apple cider vinegar. Depending on the amount of dirt, you can use diluted or undiluted vinegar to clean around the edges and the walls. If you think the smell is too strong, try adding some essential oils to the mixture.

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But it’s not just the mildew, apple cider vinegar is strong enough to unclog your bath or shower drain. You can pour ½ cup of baking soda down the train, then follow by a cup of vinegar and one cup of hot water. Give it 15 minutes to work (longer if you need to) then rinse it with boiling water.

6. Stains and window streaks

Stains on hard tops or carpets, window streaks or even wax stains. All can be tackled with apple cider vinegar.
Use full strength vinegar to clean stubborn water stains from coffee tables or work desks. To clean a wax stain use diluted apple cider vinegar and rub it away with a dishcloth.

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And finally, apple cider vinegar is a safe and effective solution to clean windows and walls. No need to mix it with water, full strength vinegar will do the trick in no time. These are just some examples of how you can cut back on buying and using chemicals in plastic packaging.

Choosing the sustainable way to clean is a must and by doing so, our home and life are also improving.

Be sure to check out our previous blog Eco Friendly Cleaning – All Your Questions Answered.

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Tracy

Tracy has been working with Total Clean for 3 years, developing online and offline marketing strategy, planning and managing campaigns and copy-writing for the website. “Cleaning is an essential part of all of our lives so we should all take an interest!"

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