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Using Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning

I want to start cleaning with vinegar and baking soda, but my problem is I don't know how to go about using them. I need all suggestions on how to mix and use baking soda and vinegar for cleaning.

Rhonda from Michigan


Using Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning

Here is a great site that I use (08/27/2006)

By vee

Using Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning will tell you how to use natural things for everything, including baking soda and vinegar. But I will say that I use baking soda in place of cleanser/scrub .make a paste with water. If something wet spills on your carpet put a lot of baking soda on it and it will pull up the liquid from the carpet. White vinegar is good in place of fabric softener. And it's a deodorizer and disinfectant. Then you can also use them together. To clean drains,etc. pour down some b.soda and then some vinegar. It bubbles and foams away and cleans inside of drains. There are so many ways to use them you will be surprised. You can even use them on yourself.Good luck. (08/28/2006)

By Pamela O'Brien

Using Baking Soda and Vinegar for Cleaning

This might be more than you wanted but also good info to have.

All Purpose Cleaner
Mix one quart of hot water with 1/4 cup sudsy ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and one tablespoon of baking soda


Brass and Copper Cleaner
Mix salt and either lemon juice or hot vinegar
Carpet Cleaner
Sprinkle cornstarch on dry carpet and vacuum after five minutes.

Carpet Shampoo
Mix 1/2 cup of pure liquid dish washing soap and two cups of boiling water; let it cool and then whip to jelly. Rub carpet gently with mix and dampened sponge. Then rinse with cloth and one quart of water with one cup of white vinegar. Wipe carpet dry with a clean cloth.

Chrome Cleaner
Use hot water with either rubbing alcohol or ammonia.
Difficult Laundry Stains
Blood: Soak the item in cold water or hydrogen peroxide or apply a mixture of cornstarch and talcum powder or cornmeal and water; dry and brush away.

Chewing Gum: Rub with ice and flake off.
Coffee: Try egg yolk with warm water
Fruit and Wine: Immediately pour on salt or hot water and soak in milk.
Grease: Pour on boiling water and then follow by baking soda.
Heavy Soils: Rub with a solution made up of two tablespoons of washing soda and one cup of warm water.
Ink: Soak in milk or hydrogen peroxide.
Lipstick: Rub with cold cream or shortening and wash with washing soda.

Mildew: Rub strong soap and salt on spots; place in sunlight while keeping spots moist.
Rust: Soak with sour milk or lemon juice and rub with salt; dry in sun and wash.
Scorches: Boil the article in one cup of soap and two quarts of milk.

Dish Cleaner
Use soap flakes in hot water. Add vinegar for tough grease when necessary.
Dishwasher Detergent
Mix Borax and washing soda in a one-to-one ratio or Borax and baking soda in a two-to-one ratio.
Dissolve 1/8 cup of Borax in one quart of hot water.

Drain Cleaner
Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1/2 cup of vinegar into the drain. Cover the drain until fizzing stops and then flush with boiling water.

Furniture Polish
Use olive oil on unvarnished wood. On varnished wood, spray lightly with two tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of white vinegar and one quart of water and let it dry.
Glass Cleaner
Spray with a mixture of 1/8 cup of vinegar, 1/2 cup of ammonia and one quart of water. Then dry with crumpled newspaper.
Laundry Detergent

During water fill, add 1/3 cup of washing soda. Put in the clothes and then add one cup of pure soap. During the rinse cycle, add 1/4 cup of vinegar as softener.

Oven Cleaner
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put a non-aluminum pan with 1/4 cup of ammonia and water in the oven, with door closed, overnight. Scrub clean with baking soda in the morning.

Pest Spray for Foliage
Garlic Water: Mix two tablespoons of garlic juice, one ounce of diatomaceous earth, one teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and four quarts of water. This can be frozen.
Pepper Water: Blend three very hot peppers, 1/2 onion and garlic clove in water. Boil the mixture, steep for two days, and strain. This is good for indoor plants too, and it can be frozen.
Soap: Use two tablespoons of pure liquid soap or 50 grams of pure dry soap per quart of water.
Tobacco Water: Let a large handful of tobacco stand in four quarts of warm water for 24 hours; dilute and spray (poisonous to humans).

Silver Cleaner
Immerse silver in a mixture of one quart of water, one tablespoon of salt, and one tablespoon of baking soda; bring to a boil. Remove, rinse and polish.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Apply a paste of lemon juice and Borax. Let this stand for two hours.
Tooth Cleaner Phosphate-Free
Use baking soda with lemon juice and mint extract.
Tub and Tile Cleaner
Scrub with baking soda, washing soda or Borax.

Upholstery Cleaner
Mix six tablespoons of soap flakes, two tablespoons of Borax and two cups of boiling water; cool and shake vigorously. On a small area, brush in only suds with soft circular motions and remove with a soft cloth.
Wood Floor Polish
Mix 1/8 cup of melted paraffin in one quart of mineral oil. Apply with a cloth. Then dry and polish your floor.



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