Replace some cleaning agents or do it yourself!
Some cleaning agents in the household can actually be replaced, used more sparingly or even made by yourself. Some even work better, but in any case you save money and packaging. And in any case you do something for our environment.
- 9-component rinse aid for the dishwasher can simply be replaced with white vinegar.
- You can mix 1 tablespoon of soda, 2 drops of essential oil of your choice, 1 glass of water and 1 glass of vinegar to make a surface cleaner. It is best to fill it into a spray bottle. Durability unlimited or until the bottle is empty!
- You can even make flea remedies for your pet yourself with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 glass of water. Rub 3 minutes with the mixture, let it soak for at least 15 minutes or simply brush it out as soon as it is dry.
- Pots and pans can be cleaned with a vegetable cleaning pad made of horsetail, as this plant contains silicic acid. To do this, weave a handful of horsetail-spear in such a way as to create a square that can be used to scrub metal and pots. If you don’t find any horsetail-plant yourself, simply order “fake bamboo” from a florist.
The background knowledge:
In Europe, soda is made from sodium hydrocarbonate, which in turn is made from sea salt, chalk, coal and ammonia. This fine powder is a great all-purpose product, because it is biodegradable, even in water. […]