HELEN’S HOME CLEANING TIPS
Silver Cleaning This method is magic – it takes all the heavy scrubbing out of the silver- cleaning process. For small items like cutlery or jewellery, you can use a smallish plastic, glass or ceramic container. For larger items such as bowls and teapots, you can use your kitchen sink.
Line the bottom of the container or sink with tin foil, shiny side- up.
Place your silver items on the foil.
Sprinkle liberally with baking soda.
Add enough boiling water to completely cover the items.
Leave until the water is cool enough to scoop out the items with your hands – you should be able to see them change colour and brighten up before your eyes!
Buff with a soft cloth until shiny and dry. Air Freshener Spray This spray is antibacterial and fresh, with none of the toxic chemicals found in conventional fresheners. You’ll need a 250ml spray bottle. 20 drops tea tree oil 20 drops rosemary oil 20 drops peppermint oil 10 drops lavender or lemon oil ( depending on your preference) 6 tablespoons distilled water 2 tablespoons vodka Combine all the essential oils in a ceramic bowl. Pour your water and vodka into the spray bottle and carefully add the essential oil mixture. Shake to combine. Keep this in your bathroom cabinet and spray when you need a burst of freshness. Make sure to shake well before each use. It will last indefinitely but the oil scent may fade slightly as time goes by.