#globalite Chandini is back with 10 tried and tested eco-friendly solutions for your home! #ecotuesday


EcoTip #1: If you have lot of ants anywhere near your home, sprinkle a little talcum powder and the ants will go away as they do not like the fragrance but they will not die.
EcoTip #2: You can also mix some lemon or lime juice with some salt and sprinkle in that area where you find ants. Sprinkling turmeric powder will keep ants away.EcoTip_TurmericEcoTip_Lemon_Salt
EcoTip #3: For cleaning windows, fill the spray bottle with 2 cups of water and 1 cup of distilled vinegar, and spray. For the first time you can add 2 spoons of natural liquid soap to this solution.  Spray this mixture and scrub the window with squeeze scrubber, and squeeze the liquid down to a single corner and wipe with a rag.EcoTip_soda_liquidsoap
EcoTip #4: For removing hard water scale, use a spray of 1/4 cup of white distilled vinegar or lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap and 3/4 cup of hot water, spray, let it stand and then rinse.EcoTip_Lemon_vin_LiqSoap
EcoTip #5: For removing soap scum, combine 1 teaspoon of borax or soda bicarbonate with 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap and 2 cups of hot water, spray and sponge clean.EcoTip_LiqSoap_Soda
EcoTip #6: For cleaning bath curtain, use detergent with 1 cup of vinegar.EcoTip_Vinegar_WashPow
EcoTip #7: For clearing mold, use 2 tablespoons of tea tree oil in 2 cups of water, spray, let it stand for 1 hour then wipe and clean.EcoTip_TeaOil
EcoTip #8: Toothpaste can be used as metal polish.EcoTip_Toothpaste
EcoTip #9: Olive oil mildly applied is a good wood polish.EcoTip_OliveOil
EcoTip #10: For removing rust stain use 1 tablespoon of tartar with enough hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) make it as a paste, apply to cover the stain, let it stand for few hours and then wipe and clean.EcoTip_SaltSodaEcoTip_Peroxide

 [Image Credit: Sastha Prakash]

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