CBS did a special which stated "a straight 5% solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of viruses". That's really amazing! Apparently salmonella only needs a 1% solution to be killed. When vinegar is combined with table salt or hydrogen peroxide, it can inhibit the growth of certain strains of e.coli. NOTE: Do NOT mix with bleach! Toxic fumes can result. (She gives two recipes for diy vinegar cleaners.)
DIY Color-Safe Bleach -1 1/2 Cups of Hydrogen Peroxide -1/2 Cup White Vinegar - 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice -Gallon jug of water Here is how to make your own... Add hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and lemon juice to a gallon jug. Fill the rest of the way with water. Add 1 cup to your wash and you will have softer and brighter clothing! It really works wonderfully...and hardly costs anything!
2 part hydrogen peroxide to 1 part Dawn (original blue) will take the stains out of almost ANYTHING...even if they're old stains! // Mix in a spray bottle and use as a stain remover spray- must try this!
Homemade Bleach ~ >Recipe for Homemade Bleach for Cleaning >Recipe for Homemade Bleach for Disinfecting Surfaces & Washing Produce >Recipe for Homemade Bleach for Laundry Use. Recipes @: http://www.nourishingjoy.com/homemade-bleach/
10 Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide For Laundry & Cleaning
You may know that you can use baking soda and vinegar as a household cleaner. But did you know that you can put hydrogen peroxide to work for you as well? Not only is it cheap, its eco-friendly, and can give you some amazing results in both your laundry and everyday cleaning around your home. Want to learn more? Read on as eBay shares ten uses for hydrogen peroxide that might surprise you.
ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: ¼ cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap ¼ cup baking soda 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.
3 Ingredients:1 teaspoon oxygen bleach (she bought a 5 lb bucket of SUN brand at the Dollar store for about $3) 1/2 teaspoon Dawn dish soap 1/2 cup white vinegar (poured into a bowl or cup on the top rack of the machine) homade-cleaning-product-ideas
The Only Spot Remover You'll Ever Need- One part Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with two parts HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Pour the mixture directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC. (Particularly tough stain, can add baking soda & scrub.)
OK, this works! My shower has never been this squeaky clean. 1 cup White vinegar heated up (microwave 1-2 min) with equal amount blue Dawn, gently shake and spray on and wait and then wipe away the soap scum. Thank you Pinterest!