7 Edible Products with Serious Cleaning Power


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All-natural cleaning products might be easier to find than you think. The following edible products can do a superb job of cleaning. Here’s how to use them.

Apple peels clean discolored aluminum pots. Fill the discolored pot with water, add the peels and boil for 30 minutes.

Mayonnaise removes water rings from wood furniture. Place a small amount on your finger and rub it into the ring. Let it sit overnight.

Vinegar loosens the grime from the inside of your microwave. Place ½ cup of distilled white vinegar in your microwave and heat it to boiling (about 2 minutes). The acid in the vinegar works to loosen the buildup on the inside of your microwave, making it easier to wipe the filth away.

Ice and salt clean the inside of your coffee pot. Just place 6-8 ice cubes in your dirty coffee pot and sprinkle them with ½ cup of table salt. Roll the cubes around in the pot and the salt will scrub off the coffee stains. Rinse out the pot and it’s good as new.

Vodka removes grease stains from clothing. Put a few drops on any stain that looks like it contains grease. Then rub the stain with a little dish soap. The alcohol will work to break down the grease.

Baking soda is a great bathroom cleaning agent. It’s perfect to use on sinks, tubs and even the toilet. You can also use it to remove stains on your grout. Just dip a wet toothbrush in the powder and scrub away.

Lemon juice and salt can clean copper. Mix equal parts table salt and lemon juice (a few tablespoons of each should do the trick). Dab a rag into the mixture and wipe over the copper. It will work immediately.

Vinegar is a great disinfectant when mixed with hydrogen peroxide.  A new study has shown that together they can kill 99% of the bacteria. Place a spray nozzle in bottle of hydrogen peroxide and add in some vinegar.  Spray down your countertops and let the mixture sit for ten minutes. This will kill almost all bacteria. Do not ingest hydrogen peroxide.

Photo credits: Leslie Reichert

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