After talking to you about furnishing, our team made a small selection of grandmother's recipes to take care of your beautiful kitchen and your bathroom. But not just any old way! We have decided to only offer you recipes that you can make yourself. Already because of Do It Yourself, it seems that it is super trendy. But in addition and above all because it is ecological, practical, and ultimately not that complicated to do.
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The products our grandmothers used are very easy to find; you already own the most of the time. And the chemical cleaning products found in supermarkets are often either not really effective in really bringing shine to your interiors or downright dangerous for health and the environment.
While these recipes, in addition to being effective and internally tested, even if they sometimes require a little elbow grease, are above all more ecological and much less corrosive for your interiors. This does not mean that they are miracle or magic products, it simply means that for daily maintenance, we often do just as well with fewer chemicals. And it's ultimately better for the whole family.
VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA FOR ALL TYPES OF HOTPLATES.
Baking soda and vinegar are multi-purpose. Whether it's for food, cosmetics, cleaning, or pharmaceuticals, these ingredients are the ones most often found in grandma's recipes, and there is a good reason for that.
Sodium bicarbonate has many virtues. We advise you to have the food version, which is the most versatile, unlike the technique which is targeted on cleaning.
To whiten teeth, replace baking powder, relieve feet or make your kitchen and bathroom shine, we discover quite quickly that we cannot do without it. Add other products to your baking soda, and it will be a perfect ally. Discover with us today its virtues when combined with white vinegar.
For our recipe, you need baking soda, water and white vinegar.
Gradually add water to your volume of baking soda.
When it forms a sort of paste, apply it to your stainless steel hobs, taps, and other surfaces that may be greasy.
Leave on for a few hours, or even overnight if the dirt is too encrusted.
After this long pause, add the vinegar, which will have an effervescent effect on the bicarbonate, allowing you to easily clean your surfaces.
All you have to do is add a little elbow grease, and you're good to go!
TOOTHPASTE AND WHITE VINEGAR FOR THE TAPS
And yes, surprisingly, toothpaste does not just whiten our teeth . It can be used on your faucets to make them shine by getting rid of limescale.
Toothpaste works like car polish or very, very fine sandpaper. It is an abrasive product. It is made up of tiny particles that “grate” the surface against which they are rubbed. When you use a thick grain, such as on sandpaper, you will see scratches appear. But when we use a paste with micro-beads, such as a polish or toothpaste, we very finely smooth the micro-scratches that are present in the material that we polish to leave room for an infinite shine. Coming back to our toothpaste, its abrasive action will allow limescale to be very effectively removed.
Nevertheless, it is complicated to remove the internal limestone. Also, once a year, we advise you to disassemble your faucet and soak the elements for two hours in basins of white vinegar. The vinegar is going to have the same effect as toothpaste, but it doesn't work at all the same. Vinegar is your anti-limescale ally.
By soaking your faucet, you will allow you to thoroughly clean the interior, becoming clogged when the water is too hard. The vinegar is acidic, and the limestone basic. When the two are put in contact, the vinegar wins. It attacks and dissolves the limestone, leaving the metal quite clean, sometimes after a wipe with a sponge and a rag. Try it at home: clean any faucet with vinegar, and you'll see it shine like never before!
Our last little tip: use flour to finish polishing your sink. Apply the flour and use a soft cloth to buff. Rinse, and the shine will be like the first day.
BLACK SOAP FOR WINDOWS, FLOORS, AND WALLS
Black soap is to cleaning what Marseille soap is to body care. Our dear grandmothers swear by this product for their interior. It is an economical product, which is found in concentrate in different forms, liquid or solid.
For your kitchen, prefer the liquid form that you will not need to melt, the solid soap being more used for cosmetic care.
Black soap has a sanitizing effect and will protect your young children who crawl on all fours on the floor because it is not highly toxic, like bleach or more chemical household products. Be careful. However, this remains a household product that should not be ingested! Keep away from the hands of little ones who put everything in their mouths.
Thanks to its vegetable oil base, it slows down the reappearance of stains and pollution that would soil your tiles and windows. The recipe is very simple: mix two tablespoons of this product in 5L of hot water before applying it with a cloth on your surfaces. No need to add more, you risk leaving a film of soap all over the place, which will grease the surfaces and require you to rinse. You can use it for windows, wall tiles, and all types of floors. No need to rinse, voila!
You can also use black soap to degrease your pots and other greasy kitchen appliances like a deep fryer. It is an effective product that is inexpensive and ultimately very practical. We could write pages and pages of tips and recipes. Did you know that most of these products are used in household products sold in stores? They are replaced by chemicals to avoid their inconvenience, such as the smell of vinegar.
So keep in mind these few products that are useful for everything: black soap, white vinegar, baking soda, and toothpaste. They will replace the chemicals and toxic products that we use every day.