Effective and safe eco-friendly cleaning products are fast becoming mainstream as we move away from using too many toxic chemicals in our house and garden.
Looking out for the health of our pets, the environment and our family has fast become a priority for many of us.
Why use eco-friendly cleaning products?
Eco-friendly or green cleaning solutions can be as effective than more toxic products. Moving away from the many toxic products which is ultimately better for our health and the environment we live in.
What ingredients to use for eco-friendly outdoor cleaning?
A few ingredients for safe, green eco-friendly cleaning products are baking soda, vinegar and ammonia. These ingredients can be easily found in the home to make recipes for cleaning bird droppings, bricks, decking or outdoor furniture. Some fast acting cleaning recipes are below.
1: Clean bird droppings
Bird droppings can be quickly removed by pouring full strength Apple Cider Vinegar onto a cloth before wiping clean.
2: Cleaning bricks
To remove calcium on brick or limestone, spray a blend of 1/2 white distilled vinegar and 1/2 water. Let the mixture set and do its work.
3: Clean decking
Remove mildew from outdoor decking by adding 1 cup of ammonia, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda to 4 liters of water. Scrub with a decking brush then rinse with water when clean.
4: Clean wooden garden furniture
Use the deck cleaning recipe with a soft sponge to apply mixture. Rinse the furniture with water when clean.
5: Plastic furniture
Remove dirt build up and mildew on plastic furniture by spraying full strength white vinegar and wipe down with a sponge. The vinegar will also help to prevent mildew reappearing for a while.
These eco-friendly cleaning solutions are both effective and simple recipes to make. If making up your own solutions are not your thing, there are now a good choice of quality commercial eco-friendly cleaning products readily found on the retail shelves.