Eco-cleaning with aroma and baking soda
Today, let’s look at part two of our ecological cleaning tips series! I’ll be showing you how to use aromas in sodium bicarbonate water.
Our citric acid eco-cleaner blog is here
Bicarbonate water is alkaline, in contrast to citric acid water, so it exerts its best effect on acidic dirt. It can be used for cleaning oil stains.
Baking soda – baking soda may have been mixed with flour or other substances, so check the ingredients!
- In the kitchen:
- Dirt in drains
- Dirt on the outside of home appliances
- Cleaning the oven and range
- In the bathroom:
- Cleaning the bathtub
- Dirt in drains
- Floor cleaning
Sodium bicarbonate water is especially recommended for bath cleaning and floor cleaning.
As with citric acid water, citrus aromas containing limonene with a fat decomposition effect will be very effective for cleaning oily dirt.
Also, adding essential oils with a high antimicrobial activity will keep the bacteria from propagating and make the space cleaner.
Tea tree, eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, clove, lemon grass, oregano, cinnamon, geranium, patchouli – these will all be effective as essential oils with a high antibacterial action.
In particular, tea tree is effective against nosocomial infections, such as MRSA .
Baking soda is an all-purpose cleaner: oily dirt, floor, bath cleaning, deodorant
- Water (90ml)
- Anhydrous alcohol (10ml)
- 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
- 10 essential oils (blended with your favourite fragrance, with essential oils containing antimicrobial action and grease decomposing action)
Make an aroma alcohol solution by mixing anhydrous alcohol and essential oil. Mix the water and sodium bicarbonate to make sodium bicarbonate water, add the aroma alcohol solution to this and then shake to mix well.
Since sodium bicarbonate has a deodorizing effect, it is an excellent way of removing unpleasant odours while cleaning. The healing fragrance of the aroma purifies the room, the space and the mind!