3 Homemade Natural Cleaning Products One of my earliest memories is of my mother cleaning with what looked to me like cooking ingredients. She would be listening to the radio as she poured baking soda, lemon, and vinegar combinations on the surfaces of our home. Magically these natural cleaning products kept our home clean and smelling fresh, without stretching an already thin household budget. Here are a few basic household ingredients and items you can use to clean your home. Vinegar naturally cleans like an all-purpose cleaner. Mix a solution of 1 part water to 1 part vinegar in a new store bought spray bottle and you have a solution that will clean most areas of your home. Vinegar is a great natural cleaning product as well as a disinfectant and deodorizer. Always test on an inconspicuous area. It is safe to use on most surfaces and has the added bonus of being incredibly cheap. Improperly diluted vinegar is acidic and can eat away at tile grout. Never use vinegar on marble surfaces. Don"t worry about your home smelling like vinegar. The smell disappears when it dries. Lemon juice is another natural substance that can be used to clean your home. Lemon juice can be used to dissolve soap scum and hard water deposits. Lemon is a great substance to clean and shine brass and copper. Lemon juice can be mixed with vinegar and or baking soda to make cleaning pastes. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on the cut section. Use the lemon to scrub dishes, surfaces, and stains. Baking soda can be used to scrub surfaces in much the same way as commercial abrasive cleansers. Baking soda is great as a deodorizer. Place a box in the refrigerator and freezer to absorb odors. Put it anywhere you need deodorizing action. Try these three kitchen ingredients as natural cleaning products in your home. (http://housekeeping.about.com/cs/environment/a/alternateclean.30.10.2009. Adaptado) 1 - Questão 23744. Inglês - Nível Superior - Engenheiro Ambiental - CETESB - VUNESP - 2009 According to the text, the natural cleaning products are a) controversial. b) inconvenient. c) inneficient. d) harmful. e) cheaper. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? 2 - Questão 23745. Inglês - Nível Superior - Engenheiro Ambiental - CETESB - VUNESP - 2009 According to the text, vinegar must be avoided a) as a disinfectant. b) because it is acidic residue. c) on marble surfaces. d) for its bad smell. e) when mixed with other products. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? 3 - Questão 23746. Inglês - Nível Superior - Engenheiro Ambiental - CETESB - VUNESP - 2009 The term as in - She would be listening to the radio as she poured baking soda, lemon, and vinegar combinations on the surfaces of our home. - can be correctly replaced by a) therefore. b) but. c) instead of. d) while. e) by. Comentarios (0) Erro questão? Corrigindo... pode demorar um pouco, não atualize.