A Guide to All-Natural Ingredients for Cleaning Your Car
Some people just want to use branded commercial cleaning products for their vehicle. This is understandable if you don’t know the ingredients of the products you are buying. There are chemicals in these products that can damage the environment and harm human health.
Vehicle owners should realize that there are ways to clean their cars without exposing themselves to these toxic chemicals. If you want the best cleaning products for your car, then you should choose natural cleaning products and tools to do so.
Here are some natural alternatives for cleaning your vehicle.
Together with a cotton jersey fabric or natural sea sponge, clean your car body with a mild dish detergent from plants with no harmful chemicals. Soak and rinse you sea sponge several times before using since its pores often contain abrasive sand. The car should be rinsed thoroughly before soaping. This will prevent road dirt and grit to scrape or rub on your cleaning tools.
Vinegar and water can be used to clean your headlights. Mix a solution of equal parts water and vinegar and spray it on the surface of your headlight. Wait five minutes for the acid in vinegar to loosen the debris. Then wipe the headlights with a clean cloth. Baking soda and toothpaste can be applied with a toothbrush to remove stains, fog, and discoloration.
Clean your windshield and windows with glass cleaner made of equal parts vinegar and water and spray on your windshield and windows. Spray the water, vinegar solution on the windshield, then remove with a squeegee and rinse with water. A dampened clean cloth should be used to remove the sprayed natural glass cleaner on your interior glass surfaces. Then wipe with a dry cloth to finish the job.
IF you want to remove large debris around the hubcaps and mudflaps, use a soft-bristled natural brush with a small head and a long handle to get into tight spots. Use a piece of wet aluminum followed by a cloth to remove rust spots from your metal hubcap or rims. Or, you can use a small, soft-bristles metal brush and a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to scrub rust spots gently.
You can deep clean your fabric seat covers and mats with a mild plant-based detergent. The detergent should be sprayed on your upholstery and the vacuumed to suck up excess liquid. Remove the detergent with clean water then vacuum the excess dirt.
Other natural cleaning products include natural coconut oil bar soap for tough stains, ice cube for sticky substances, and boxes of refrigerator baking soda for bad odors.