If you have read any of our previous blog posts, you know that Glynne’s Soaps is passionate about “green”. It all started with our mission to fight fleas all naturally (which you can read about here and here), moved on to skin care products, hand sanitizer and shampoo. We have researched and know first hand the dangers of chemicals and pesticides that can be found in personal care products.
We have worked hard creating skin care products that are natural and effective to replace those made with hazardous chemicals. However, dangerous chemicals are everywhere, especially in household cleaning products. We have no plans to start making safe, natural cleaners, but we can give you all natural alternatives to the commercial cleaning products you might be using now.
Baking soda is a great cleanser. When mixed with water to form a paste, it cleans soap scum and hard water stains from tubs and sinks without scratching or leaving grit.
No one like to clean the oven. However, Baking soda also works well as an oven cleaner without the nasty fumes or the need for rubber gloves. Cover the bottom of the oven with water, then sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the water. Sprinkle or spray the baking soda with water and let it sit overnight. In the morning, the grease will have loosened and will easily wipe off the oven. This works in the microwave as well.
A mix of vinegar and water makes an exceptional window, glass or mirror cleaner.
Straight vinegar can be used as a natural deodorizer. If you keep some in a spray bottle you can spray it on kitchen counters, cutting boards and other surfaces. For very strong smells, it can be left overnight. Straight vinegar will also kill 82% of mold and mildew. It can be sprayed directly in the shower and left overnight.
Dangerous and toxic chemicals can be found in most soaps, shampoos and household cleaners. Glynne’s Soaps can be used to clean yourself, your family and your dog. The above mentioned cleaners will allow you to clean your home without exposure to nasty, harmful chemicals.