We are sorry to inform you that you have wasted all that money on so many different household cleaners, while you’ll only need two things to clean the entire house: vinegar and baking soda.

They can be used separately, together, or mixed with other natural products, and they will always be the healthiest and less toxic way to clean the home.

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a mild alkali that cleans and deodorizes, while vinegar is an acid that is an effective alternative to popular cleaners, including bleach. It also deodorizes and removes rust, mold, and stains.

Here are five reasons why you should replace all those store-bought products and turn to baking soda and vinegar:

1. Non-Toxic

While commercial cleaners are full of cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting, DNA-mutating chemicals, these two are non-toxic. Baking soda is a simple, chemical compound of sodium and bicarbonate. It is also found in nature.

Distilled white vinegar is made from fermented grain, and is natural and non-toxic.

2. Vinegar Kills Germs

One study found that vinegar is just as effective as, or even better than, 6 top commercial disinfectants at a microbial reduction. Moreover, vinegar effectively kills flu viruses.

US researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine discovered that vinegar efficiently killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis — the bacteria that causes tuberculosis — after 30 mins of exposure to a six percent acetic solution.

According to Professor Peter Collignon, an infectious diseases physician at the Australian National University’s medical school, “TB is a hard-to-kill bacteria, so the fact that it works against them means most other bacteria will likely be killed by vinegar as well.”

3. Clean Better

The combination of baking soda and vinegar can do wonders in the bathroom and kitchen. The abrasive of the baking soda gives extra scrubbing power, so you will easily clean all dirty surfaces and grease.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Commercial cleaners contain pollutants that are toxic to animals, contribute to smog, and reduce the quality of drinking water. On the other hand, vinegar and baking soda are the most green options for cleaning your home.

5. Cheaper

To clean the entire house for nearly forever, you will spend $10 for a 13.5-pound bag of baking soda, and $4 for a gallon of distilled white vinegar. Now compare this with the prices of commercial cleaners!

Sources:
realfarmacy.com
www.aciscience.org
www.angieslist.com
www.abc.net.au