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Sustainable Cleaning Products for Spring Cleaning 2022!

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It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting warmer and also the mood is improving steadily. Since spring is here, that only means one thing: it’s slowly time to start the spring cleaning.

There are many different cleaning products on the market, but a lot of them are simply not sustainable. To make spring cleaning, and all the cleaning sessions afterwards, more sustainable in the long run, we show you some tipps how to do so.

Mix your own cleaning supplies

Instead of buying common cleaning sprays and detergents, just mix your own products together. This is a particularly good way to avoid some side effects caused by the chemicals in the detergents. Some active ingredients of the purchased detergents can cause allergies. At this point, it is recommended to prepare the detergents yourself in order to know exactly what is contained in them.

Baking Soda

Sodium bicarbonate, generally known as baking soda, is a sodium salt of carbonic acid and is a fine, white powder. Also known to be an all-rounder among home remedies. In fact, if you add some baking soda to water, stubborn residues can be removed. For pots or pans, simply add both, heat the water and residues are gone.

Of course, there are other plus points! For one thing, this substance dissolves fat and is at the same time also antibacterial.

But baking soda always has more to offer: With its help, the oven can look shiny again. But not only the oven: The kettle also loses its limescale residues. In addition, baking soda neutralizes unpleasant smells.


For the kitchen and the bathroom you need heavy-duty guns. Above all, regions with very chalky water are at a disadvantage. How good that here vinegar turns out to be a clear all-rounder. It not only dissolves annoying residues of limescale, grease and rust, but also disinfects the cleaned surfaces.

Vinegar is also a tremendous help when cleaning windows. Here, simply use vinegar and warm water in a 1:5 ratio. This simple cleaning agent works wonders!

But beware: Not every material tolerates acetic acid! In the case of rubber seals and silicone joints, the vinegar may attack the material. The seals can become brittle or even tear.

With natural stone and especially with copper, caution is also required here. In the case of natural stones, the lime contained can be dissolved out and promote the formation of white lime edges. When vinegar comes on copper, both materials react and toxic verdigris can occur.


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Problems with greasy surfaces? Soda is first choice for this obstacle.

Whether the stove, the countertop or pots have greasy spots, these problem areas can be easily fixed. Furthermore, soda can be used almost anywhere – for incrustations and dirt, it helps and removes impurities. The mixture of two tablespoons of soda with a whole liter of water makes this possible.

Soda is available in powder form, as crystalline soda (with water retention) and as a liquid solution. In the powder form, even a small amount is enough, because it is already very concentrated.

Citric Acid

As with vinegar, citric acid is also an effective cleaning agent against limescale. Unlike vinegar, citric acid can be used on most surfaces as well as on plastic and fittings.

Most supermarkets sell the acid in liquid and powder form. Simply mix two to three tablespoons of citric acid with a liter of water and the happy cleaning party can begin.

Especially kitchen appliances such as egg stoves or kettles are happy about a thorough cleaning from chalk. But also kitchen and bathroom fittings such as faucets or shower heads like to shine in a clean condition.


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Cleaning sustainably doesn’t seem so difficult! Most of the utensils are already on the shelf at home. Mix them a bit and you have a cleaning product that is environmentally friendly.

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