THREE FAMILIES DISCOVERED 2 formulas to clean Windows & Mirrors. Later on, they found another one that works great as a Fabric Softener. Their conclusion was that they save money, and they do not expose family members ~including their pets~ to toxic chemicals. They do their part reducing chemicals in the environment.
All of the above warrants an article to present you with the same benefits. It is wise to first elaborate, however, on important facts and guidelines to keep in mind:
1.- Do not mix Bleach and Ammonia together. It is advisable to not mix Bleach with any product. Once correctly diluted and used with caution, Bleach is safe enough to be used alone. It efficiently cleans and kills bacteria, but it is safer to leave it alone.
2.- White Vinegar is not costly, and it is very good at disinfecting, deodorizing, removing tarnish, cutting grease, and dislodging Laundry Detergent from fabrics.
3.- Sodium Bicarbonate is also known as Baking Soda. It is a marvel as a mild abrasive, whitener, deodorizer, and water softener. A highly recommended use is to make in your clean hand a paste of Baking Soda and some water. Then, pick it up with a Tooth Brush to brush your teeth. You will not regret making it a habit to do this regularly. (!)
4.- Washing Soda is known as Soda Wash. In many ways, it is similar to baking soda. However, it is more alkaline; and therefore, it is more powerful. It is to use with caution. Same properties as Baking Soda but more intensive. Do not use it to brush your teeth.
5.- Castile Soap is made exclusively from vegetable oil. The better quality Castile Soap is made with Olive Oil. It is an effective and mild cleaner.
Fabric Softener - After you start your top-load machine ~but before water level fills to the top~ add one cup [8 ounces] of Baking Soda. In front-load machines, add the Baking Soda to the machine's container labeled Softener. Later on, as rinse cycle starts filling the machine, add one cup [8 ounces] of White Vinegar.
Ensure that there is enough water for the vinegar to gradually dilute with the water as you slowly pour it in.
Baking Soda works wonders to soften each of your fabrics, and it will make more active Laundry Detergent's cleaning properties. During the rinse cycle, White Vinegar removes Laundry Detergent residues left behind and trapped in the fibers of your fabrics. Let these friends do their job. In such process, you keep your family away from chemicals; and you also keep costs of commercial products to buy healthier foods; for instance.
two efficient and trustworthy cleaners
Window Cleaner - You have below two different formulas that can be used for cleaning both glass and mirrors. You may use a spray bottle with a built-in pump. Ensure that you label that spray bottle. Also, it is highly recommended to use Distilled Water to avoid the tap water's harshness of minerals.
» Formula 1 - 1 cup [8 ounces] Rubbing Alcohol + 1 cup [8 ounces] Distilled Water + 1 tablespoon White Vinegar.
» Formula 2 - 2 cups water [16 ounces or 1 pint] + 1/4 cup [2 ounces] White Vinegar + 2 drops of Dishwashing Liquid.
Do not let a simple formula lead you to believe that it is just neither good nor efficient. In fact, it is the opposite. Just be thoughtful using either one of them, or all of them; and enjoy wisdom !
About Author Mr. George Josserme
This man located three families which tested and verified that 2 Window Cleaners and 1 Fabric Softener do their job proficiently, and wisely. He shares his findings.