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Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleaner

Updated on April 3, 2012

Vinegar

Vinegar or baking soda has been used by the Babylonians, the ancient Egyptians, the Romans and the Greeks. They are tried and true cleaners. They are very simple cleaning agents and substances in general. This simplicity allows their widespread usage. Both are inexpensive substitutes that are safe for use around pets, children and husbands.

When pure vinegar is in a bottle it contains no dangerous preservatives or chemicals. Hooray! It is acidic with a low ph, which kills many germs, viruses, molds and fungi. A spray bottle of distilled vinegar can sanitize a cutting board, counter top, door handle and just about any other household surface. It's Organic! I use organic apple cider vinegar for my household cleaning needs. It can be used for baking, cooking, and tasty salad dressings too.

Baking Soda

Baking soda also know as sodium bicarbonate was used by early Egyptians as a type of soap. It is a neutralizer which makes it great at absorbing odors. If you've ever been to Grandma's, you've seen that little box of Arm & Hammer in her refrigerator. It is very effective at cleaning rust off of metals. I use it on my hand tools at work. Baking soda can also clean that nasty junk that builds up on your car battery (your car will thank you).

Baking soda is an ingredient found in many natural products, like toothpaste and deoderants.

Here is a first time cleaner testing the cleaning properties of baking soda and vinegar:

Using Green cleaners is a great way to clean because it presents little harm. Not only are they safe for you, but they are safe around pets and children. Remember that whenever you clean over the drain, that water has to go somewhere.

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