Vinegar is one of the best natural disinfectants available. Science shows
how white vinegar destroys bacteria and viruses, often as effective as
using chemical cleaners like bleach. It’s safe and effective for many
surfaces in your home. But alone, vinegar is stinky and etches away natural
materials over time.
Do you know what ingredients are in your dish detergent? Most store-bought
dishwasher powder contains chemicals called carcinogens, which preserve the
product over time and prevent bacteria build-up. It might also have
chemicals to prevent hard water spots or add a sweet smell to the cleaner.
However, these chemicals are highly toxic.
By now, you probably already know some of the best cleaning hacks come from
using natural products like baking soda and vinegar. I even wrote about the
importance of using natural cleaning products in my DIY cleaning spray
post. But did you know you can tackle tough stuck-on messes with only a
lemon? Here’s a complete list of 33 things you can clean with a single