Most of us have a handful of go-to cleaners at home, whether that’s an all-purpose surface cleaner or a name brand you’ve used for years. However, you may not be able to tell from first appearances which of these cleaners are actually harmful to your home. Many traditional chemical cleaners are loaded with toxins and carcinogens that put yours and your family’s health at risk. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals with these 10 DIY cleaning hacks.
Citrus Countertop Cleaner
Citrus juices are a powerful cleansing agent that can be bought at the store or fresh-squeezed from fruits. When combined with salt, lemon juice is a fast-acting stain remover on countertops. It also provides a much more pleasant fragrance than traditional cleaners. To use, simply mix salt and lemon juice to form a paste and gently scrub the countertop stain. When the stain is removed, rinse thoroughly with water and a washcloth to prevent erosion of the surface.