Cleaning with Bicarb Soda and White Vinegar

Shannon Lush looks at the benefits of her favourite natural non-toxic cleaning products, bicarb soda and white vinegar.

Bicarb soda* (also known as sodium bicarbonate or baking soda), is a salt and an alkaline. It neutralises acids like white vinegar and during this process releases carbon dioxide and water, which is great for penetrating stains and dissolving grease. Try these ideas:

Lift blackened marks off saucepans:
1. Put the bicarb in a parmesan shaker and the vinegar in a spray bottle and sprinkle the bicarb on the saucepan first, then spray with white vinegar.
2. When it fizzes, give it a good scrub, then rinse.

Hand deoderiser:
1. Sprinkle your hands with bicarb soda and spray with white vinegar. Stubborn odours (like onion and garlic) will lift, and your hands will be soft because this combination works as an exfoliator too.

*Bicarb is available in the baking part of the supermarket.

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

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