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  • DRAIN CLEANER


    You will need ¼ cup bicarb soda and ½ cup vinegar for this cleaner.
    Pour the bicarb soda into the drain then add the vinegar. Plug the drain until the fizzing stops then flush with a pot of boiling water.



  • ALUMINIUM PANS


    Restore the shine on aluminium pans. The acid in apple peels can help restore the shine on aluminium pans. Place some apple peels in the bottom of the pan, cover with water and boil for a couple of minutes. Discard the water and apple peels and wash with warm soapy water.



  • DISHWASHER


    Pour white vinegar in the Rinse Aid dispenser of your dishwasher. Glasses will still come out shiny.



  • BURNT SAUCEPANS


    Cover the burnt area with water, add a few splashes of vinegar, a couple of teaspoons of Bicarb Soda and some salt.  Leave over night and then clean with steel wool.



  • CEILING FANS


    Cleaning ceiling fans. Place an old pillowcase on the blades of a ceiling fan and wipe away, letting all the dust fall inside. Take the dusty pillowcase outside and shake then wash as required.



  • BATHROOM MATS


    Vacuuming bathroom mats can be difficult so just toss them in the wash every week or two instead!



  • CLEANING JEWELLERY


    Make your silverware (as well as pure silver bracelets, rings and other jewellery) shine like new by soaking them in a mixture of ½ cup of white vinegar and 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda for two to three hours. Rinse them under cold water and dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.



  • MUSTY ODOURS


    To remove musty smells from carpets and cupboards, mix 10 drops of Lavender Oil with one dessert spoon of Bicarb Soda. Sprinkle the mixture in cupbords or over the carpet, leave overnight then vacuum the area the next day.



  • SMOKEY SMELLS


    Rid your home, car & furniture from the smell of smoke by leaving a bowl ¾ full of white vinegar in the area overnight. The smell should start to disappear within the first hour.



  • STAINLESS STEEL


    To polish stainless steel, crumple up some newspaper & polish well. Alternately, rub 1/2 a lemon over the stainless steel area & rub off with a dry cloth.



  • ODOURS


    To remove odours from plastic containers, fill them with scrunched up newspaper & place them in the freezer for a few days.



  • GARDEN INSECTICIDE


    Mix 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of vegetable oil.
    Mix solution and store in an air tight container.

    When you are ready to use the mixture, just add 1 or 2 tablespoons of the detergent / oil mix to 1 cup of water.

    Spray directly onto plants but DO NOT use this formula on hot days as you will burn your garden. If it has been raining heavily, you may need to re-apply as the formula may get washed away.



  • SMELLY SHOES


    Shake some Bicarb Soda straight into shoes and leave over night (or longer depending on the smell). When you shake the powder out the smell will go too! This may need to be repeated on a regular basis.



  • WEED KILLER


    Try some good old brown vinegar poured or sprayed directly onto the weeds.
    Alternately pour boiling hot water on them to scald the root system



  • CLEANING SCISSORS


    Dirty scissors are no match for undiluted white vinegar – wipe them down without rinsing. This will also help ensure your scissors don’t become rusty.



  • WASHING


    Use a really small amount of white vinegar (less than 1/4 cup) in your washing machine – brightens colours, removes stains, brightens whites, deodorises and helps keep your machine clean as well.

    ALWAYS check the garment care instructions before adding vinegar to any load of washing that contains your favorite clothes as some fabrics may react to the acid in the vinegar.



  • WINDOW CLEANER


    Grab 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar & some old newspapers.
    Mix the water and vinegar together in a spray bottle then spray the mixture directly onto windows or mirrors. Use newspaper to wipe away the grime for a fantastic clean.



  • WOODEN CUTTING BOARDS


    Rub Bicarb Soda into the board.  Spray white vinegar over the Bicarb and leave for 5 minutes before rinsing off.



  • GRIMY OVEN


    Cleaning a grimy oven. Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC. Place some citrus peels (orange, lemon or lime etc.) in a roasting pan and just cover them with water. Place the pan in the oven for approximately 20 minutes so that the citrus peels just simmer in the pan. Turn the oven off and once it is cool you will be able to scrub away the grime more easily.



  • STAINED MUGS


    To clean tea and coffee stained mugs, use a small amount of Bicarb Soda on a cloth and rub away difficult stains.



  • COBWEBS


    Clean cobwebs with a long stick or broom handle covered by an old sock. It also works well for cleaning under stoves and refrigerators.



  • FLOOR CLEANER


    Pour 1 cup of white vinegar into ½ a bucket of hot water.



  • PET URINE ODOURS


    To remove pet urine odours. If the area is dry, wipe up the mess then sprinkle with Bicarb Soda & leave for a couple of hours before vacuuming. If wet, clean the area with warm soapy water. Sprinkle Bicarb Soda over the area & leave until it is dry, then vacuum. If the odour remains, continue using the Bicarb Soda until the odour has gone.



  • CLEANING YOUR MICROWAVE


    Did you know that spilled food in a microwave, if not cleaned, will slow down the cooking time of other meals?
    If the inside of the microwave is a bit grubby, place a bowl of water inside & heat on high to boiling point. The steam produced will soften the baked on food making it easier for you to clean it off by wiping the walls with a damp cloth.



  • WOODEN FLOORS


    To damp-mop wood floors, use plain water or a water-based floor cleaner. Don't use vinegar as the acid will reduce the shine on any polished floors and it may damage the floorboards over time as well.



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