Baking soda and vinegar are the only products you’ll need to clean just about anything, from your bathroom, kitchen, floors and windows, to mattresses.
Here are 5 reasons why you’ll never want to waste your money on commercial cleaning products again.
Baking soda and vinegar are:
Commercial cleaners are loaded with cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, and DNA-mutant chemicals, many of which manufacturers hide under the word “fragrance” on the ingredient label.
Sodium bicarbonate is a simple chemical compound of sodium and bicarbonate. It is also found in nature.
It is such a pure and harmless substance that some people even drink small amounts of it to calm stomach ailments such as heartburn.
Distilled white vinegar, made from fermented grains, is also obviously a natural and non-toxic product.
2. They clean better
Baking soda and vinegar may be harmless to humans, but when combined they are very effective for cleaning.
They can do wonders in your kitchen and bathroom, cutting through grease, grime, mold and even unclogging drains.
Plus, the abrasive and gritty nature of baking soda gives you extra scrubbing power.
3. They kill germs just as well.
A study found that vinegar was as effective as the top 6 commercial disinfectants at killing bacteria.
Another study showed that vinegar was effective in killing flu viruses.
And more recently, a study showed that vinegar was effective against tuberculosis. Because TB is hard to kill, researchers say vinegar should also kill most other bacteria.
1L of Lysol Bathroom Cleaner with a toxic “Spring Breeze” scent is $17 on Amazon.
A 900ml bottle of Lysol Kitchen Cleaner will cost you an extra $8.
In the meantime, you can buy a 6 kg bag of baking soda for $10 and 4L of distilled white vinegar for $4, which will clean your whole house almost forever.
5. More environmentally friendly
The chemicals in most commercial cleaners are common contaminants, reduce drinking water quality, and are toxic to animals.
Volatile organic compounds such as nitrogen, phosphorus and ammonia are not removed in wastewater treatment facilities and contribute to algal blooms, water deoxygenation and serious consequences for aquatic life.