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Interview – Folha de SP

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Polzer Environmental Management gave an interview to Folha de São Paulo, check out the link below::

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2015/09/1684258-com-usinas-ociosas-gestao-haddad-fica-longe-da-meta-de-reciclagem.shtml

 

 

Household Cleaning Products

bottle-146221_960_720If you also have allergies, or want to save money or even help preserve the environment, here are the tips on how to make your own cleaning products:

You will basically need:
• Vinegar
• Lemon juice
• Sodium bicarbonate

These three ingredients have bactericidal, abrasive and acidic properties as efficient as industrialized products. You can use for general cleaning, mold removal, slime, stains and grease.

“Most common detergents are filled with pollutants like bleach, ammonia, alcohol, environmental destroyers. These types of chemical components are bad for house air quality, and may even contribute to respiratory problems. ”


RECIPES (Source: Mulher)

DEGREASER
Ingredients:
• 300 ml white vinegar
• Juice of a lemon
• One teaspoon of household detergent (see recipe below)
• Ten drops of lemon essential oil.

Mix all elements well and use a spray gun to apply the product.
Vinegar and lemon are able to remove fats because of their major components, acetic acid and citric acid, respectively. The high concentration of such substances in the solution enhances the degreasing action. The essential oil works as a flavoring.

HOUSEHOLD GLASS CLEANER
Ingredients:
• One liter of water
• Three tablespoons of white vinegar.
Simply mix the substances and use a spray to apply the solution on the surface to be cleaned.
The main component of vinegar is acetic acid, which has good capacity to remove fats without leaving residues, besides having disinfectant action

HOMEMADE DETERGENT
Ingredients:
• Two liters of water
• 250 grams of soap in neutral bar (grated)
• Two tablespoons of baking soda
• Two tablespoons of lemon juice
Heat the water, add the soap and stir until dissolved. After cooling add the baking soda and lime juice to the solution.
The citric acid mixture from lemon to bicarbonate forms sodium citrate which, in contact with water, raises the pH and potentiates the degreasing action of the soap.
Where to use? In dishwashing and cleaning surfaces (tiles and floors in the kitchen and bathroom, for example)

HOME DISINFECTANT
Ingredients:
• Two liters of water
• 250 ml of ethyl alcohol hydrate 70 ° INPM
• 125 grams of coconut soap (grated)
• 20 green leaves of eucalyptus
Leave the eucalyptus leaves to soak in the alcohol for three or four days. Wait for the time indicated and reserve the solution. In a pan, heat the water and add the soap, stirring until dissolved. To the already cold mixture, add the sauce alcohol (without the leaves) and incorporate well.
How do you act? The soap cleans itself, while alcohol and eucalyptus have disinfectant action. Where to use? In Bathroom Sanitization

MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER 1
Ingredients:
• 180 ml of water
• 90 ml white vinegar
• 90 ml homemade detergent (see recipe)
• Ten drops of an essential oil of your choice (lavender or eucalyptus, for example).
Mix all substances well and use a spray bottle to apply the solution to the surface to be cleaned.
Where to use? General cleaning of floors and tiles

MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER 2
Ingredients:
• One liter of water
• Four tablespoons baking soda
• One tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon.
Mix all substances thoroughly and use a spray bottle to apply the solution.
How do you act? The vinegar or lemon reacts with bicarbonate and forms, in addition to water and carbon dioxide, sodium acetate (in the case of vinegar) or sodium citrate (in the case of lemon). The combination of the acetate or citrate with the water promotes the pH of the solution, causing fats and other resistant dirt to be eliminated.
Where to use? In general cleaning of floors, tiles and other greasy surfaces (stove, sink or bathroom stall, for example)


MORE TIPS (Source: M de Mulher)

VINEGAR

vinegar-768948_960_720“With high concentration of acetic acid, the liquid acts as a powerful disinfectant and degreaser. The best for cleaning are white (alcohol) and apple”

Antimold: remove that unpleasant odor from the cabinet by wiping it with a cloth soaked in the 3-quart hot water mixture with 1 or 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.

End of fat: put some pure vinegar on the fat of the stove, let it act for a minute and clean.

White grout: apply pure vinegar with a toothbrush in the tile grout. Wait at least two hours to rinse with water. The tip is also worth to clean that wall with marks of furniture or shoes.

Brightness in glasses and mirrors: dissolve 1 part vinegar in 4 hot water and wipe these surfaces. The glass is even more transparent!

New carpets and rugs: to clean these pieces, apply a mixture with the same amount of white vinegar and water.

Softener: replace the conventional product with 1/2 cup of vinegar in the last rinse of the laundry.

 

SODIUM BICARBONATE:

baking-soda-768950_960_720Based on carbon dioxide and sodium hydroxide, bicarbonate is bactericidal and an excellent alternative to abrasive cleaners. Use it, always with gloves, in cleaning the kitchen and to avoid unpleasant odors.

Bright oven: Soak a soft cloth in a mixture of 1/2 liter hot water and 3 tablespoons baking soda. Apply throughout the oven and after one hour remove it with a damp cloth.

Uncorked drains: Mix well 1 cup of salt, 1 baking soda and 1 liter of hot water. Throw in the drain.

Smell-free carpet: To eliminate strong odor caused by pets or lack of ventilation in the environment, spray baking soda on the carpet using a large sieve. Leave on for ten minutes and aspirate. Do not use a broom to prevent the carpet from turning white.

Clean refrigerator: always after cleaning the refrigerator and freezer, wipe a damp cloth with baking soda inside to disinfect the place.

LEMON JUICE

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The citric acid in the fruit helps to dissolve the slime and even rust spots.

Non-greasy: dilute 1/4 cup (tea) lemon juice in water and apply to the piece with a soft cloth.

Anti-rust: Remove this type of stain from cutlery, grills and stove by rubbing the surface with lemon juice and a sponge.

 

 

HOMEMADE MULTIUSE

In a vial of apple cider vinegar, add 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup of juá rasp extract (typical Northeastern tree, also known as juazeiro), for sale in health food stores. The solution is valid for up to six months if it is kept tightly closed and in the shade.”

 

Sources researched:
http://mdemulher.abril.com.br/…/use-solucoes-naturais-na-li…
http://umavidaverde.com/…/limpeza-ecologica-com-ingrediente…
http://mulher.uol.com.br/…/faca-produtos-de-limpeza-naturai…