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All the following ingredients can be bought inexpensively from your local supermarket: All the following ingredients can be bought inexpensively from your local supermarket:
- * '''Bicarbonate of Soda''' (Baking Soda) - cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a good scouring powder.+* '''Bicarbonate of Soda''' (Baking Soda) - cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a good scouring powder.
- * '''White Vinegar''' - cuts crease and is a deodoriser and mild disinfectant.+* '''White Vinegar''' - cuts crease and is a deodoriser and mild disinfectant.
- * '''Pure Soap''' - is a general purpose cleaner that biodegrades completely.+* '''Pure Soap''' - is a general purpose cleaner that biodegrades completely.
- * '''Lemon Juice''' - is a mild bleach, a deodorant and a cleaning agent.+* '''Lemon Juice''' - is a mild bleach, a deodorant and a cleaning agent.
- * '''Washing Soda''' - cuts grease and remove stains+* '''Washing Soda''' - cuts grease and remove stains
- * '''Borax''' - is a naturally occurring mineral salt. It cleans, deodorises, bleaches and disinfects. Borax is also used to control pests such as ants and cockroaches.+* '''Borax''' - is a naturally occurring mineral salt. It cleans, deodorises, bleaches and disinfects. Borax is also used to control pests such as ants and cockroaches.
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Natural cleaning or green cleaning is a way to clean your home with fewer cleaning products and safer alternatives - producing less waste and reducing the need for harmful chemicals.

All the following ingredients can be bought inexpensively from your local supermarket:

  • Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda) - cleans, deodorises, softens water and is a good scouring powder.
  • White Vinegar - cuts crease and is a deodoriser and mild disinfectant.
  • Pure Soap - is a general purpose cleaner that biodegrades completely.
  • Lemon Juice - is a mild bleach, a deodorant and a cleaning agent.
  • Washing Soda - cuts grease and remove stains
  • Borax - is a naturally occurring mineral salt. It cleans, deodorises, bleaches and disinfects. Borax is also used to control pests such as ants and cockroaches.


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