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.
What is apple cider good for?
Many things, but for the purpose of this article, we’re going to talk about the virtues of apple cider vinegar for cleaning.
Why is apple cider vinegar good for cleaning?
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.
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 make your own apple cider vinegar for cleaning the microwave:
Apple cider vinegar is a superstar for 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! A clean microwave.
3. In the Garden
Not a cleaning tip exactly but apple cider vinegar is renowned for being a homemade weed killer. To use it, all you need to do is 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 dishwashing 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.
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 (a little longer if you need to) then rinse it with boiling water.
6. Stains and window streaks
Stains on hardtops 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.
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 a sustainable way to clean is a must and by doing so, our home and life are also improving. If you don’t have the time to do this yourself, we do offer a green cleaning service.
Be sure to check out our previous blog Eco-Friendly Cleaning – for more ways to use natural products to help you clean.