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72 Uses For Simple Household Products To Save Money and Avoid Toxins

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There are so many ways how you can use certain products for other purposes as well. In this way you will lower your costs and avoid the use of some products which are packed with chemicals and harmful ingredients.

Therefore, follow reading and find out for what other purposes you can use the ingredients you already have in your home. By combining some of them you can make your own efficient cleaning agents, detergents, and soaps free of chemicals.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Household product: for repelling fleas, cleaning the microwave, and deodorizing the laundry.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: it can be used as an aftershave, for washing the hair, as a treatment of sunburns, and acne treatment.

Medicinal Uses: prevents cold, regulates high blood pressure, performs body detox, aids in weight loss, and treats yeast infections.

  1. White Vinegar

This ingredient is used for various purposes:

Household product: for polishing silver, cleaning windows, unclogging drain, and removing smells.

Beauty and Medicinal Uses: acts as a hair conditioner, aids with bee sting torment, and treats an upset stomach.

Dietary Uses: keeps vegetables fresh, better boiling of eggs, tenderizes meat, and neutralizes the unpleasant garlic smell.

  1. Baking Soda or Sodium Bicarbonate

Household product: for cleaning the grill, cleaning tubs and toilets, and for putting out fire.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: natural deodorant, used as a toothpaste, and as well as treats heartburns and diaper rashes.

Medicinal and Dietary Uses: acts as a leavening agent, when added in cooking chicken is crispier and omelets fluffier.

  1. Coconut Oil

Household product: polishes wood furniture, removes bath scum, and successfully replaces WD-40.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: natural deodorant, great lip gloss, hair serum, and prevents the occurrence of wrinkles.

Medicinal Uses: aids with the migraines, and ameliorates the function of the thyroid.

  1. Castor Oil

Household product: repels rodents, lubricates kitchen scissors and betters the health of the plants.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: for stronger eyelashes, treats cracked heels, and makes cuticles softer.

Medicinal Uses: acts as laxative, aids menstrual cramps, cures itchy and dry skin and induces labor.

  1. Castile Soap

Household product: all purpose cleaner, great for cleaning floors and dish soap.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: body wash, toothpaste, pet shampoo, and prevents eczema.

Medicinal and Dietary Uses: treats acne, cures psoriasis and eczema.

  1. Lemon juice

Household product: for efficient cleaning of mirrors and glass, brightens white clothes and toilet, and disinfects the cutting board.

Beauty and Personal Care Uses: removes sun spots and wrinkles, decreases the pores, and high-lights the hair.

Medicinal and Dietary uses: betters immunity, body detox, helps digestion, and treats sore throat.

You can combine all the above mentioned ingredients and form more cleaning products, just follow these formulas:

  • Laundry Detergent

Required ingredients:

  • 1 box of Borax (4lbs. 12oz)

  • 1 box of Super Washing Soda (3lbs.7oz)

  • 1 box of Baking soda (4lbs.)

  • 3 bars of Fels Naptha

  • 1 container of Oxygen Bleach (1.3lbs.)

  • Purex Crystals (optional)

Method of Preparation:

Start with grating the soap bars and then place them in a big bucket. Mix all of the ingredients and close it well. For one washing cycle you will need to use 1 to 2 tablespoons.

  • Dishwasher Detergent

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Washing Soda

  • 1 cup of Borax

  • A quarter of cup Epsom salt

  • Lemon Juice

Preparation:

First combine the powder ingredients and after that include the lemon juice. Transfer the mixture in ice cube tray and let it hardens. Use 1 cube for one washing cycle.

  • Soft Scrub

Required Ingredients:

  • A quarter cup of Castile Oil

  • 3 to 4 cups of Baking soda

  • 2 tablespoons of water

Method of Preparation:

Just combine all the above mentioned ingredients in order to form a paste and keep it in a sealed container.

  • Bleach alternative

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Half a cup of lemon juice

  • Water for 1 gallon jug

Method of Preparation:

In the gallon jug place all of the ingredients and mix them. Use 1 cup of this mixture in a laundry wash.

  • Grout Cleaner

Required Ingredients:

  • Half a cup of baking soda

  • A quarter cup of white vinegar

Instructions:

In a container place both of the ingredients and mix till you form a paste. Use the resulting mixture for cleaning the grout and then scrub it with a toothbrush. Let it stand for 5 minutes and after that wash it off.

  • Glass Cleaner

Required Ingredients:

  • A quarter cup of rubbing alcohol

  • A quarter cup of white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

  • 2 cups of warm water

  • An empty spray bottle

Instructions:

Put all the ingredients in a bottle and shake it well. Spray the mixture and clean the surfaces.

  • Dusting Spray

Required Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of white vinegar

  • 3 cups of water

  • Half a teaspoon of olive oil

  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)

  • An empty spray bottle

Instructions:

In a spray bottle put all of the ingredients and with this mixture spray the furniture and clean.

  • All –Purpose Cleaner

Needed Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda

  • 4 tablespoons of white vinegar

  • 400ml of water

Instructions: Just put all of the ingredients in a bottle and then shake it well.

  • Air Freshener

Required Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of fabric softener

  • Water

  • An empty spray bottle

Preparation:

In the spray bottle pour the water along with the fabric softener. Use this mixture to spray the areas you want.

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Needed Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup of Borax

  • 1 cup of white vinegar

  • 10 drops of essential oil

  • An empty bowl

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. First spray the toilet with water and then put in the ingredients. Let it stand overnight and in the morning scrub the toilet bowl.

24 Hours Across Africa

More than 70 million displaced worldwide, says UNHCR

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The number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million globally last year – the highest number in the UN refugee agency’s almost 70 years.

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The almost 70.8 million people forcibly displaced is up 2.3 million on the previous year, according to the agency’s annual Global Trends report.

This is also double the level recorded 20 years ago.

The number averaged out to 37,000 new displacements every day.

“What we are seeing in these figures is further confirmation of a longer-term rising trend in the number of people needing safety from war, conflict and persecution,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

“While language around refugees and migrants is often divisive, we are also witnessing an outpouring of generosity and solidarity, especially by communities who are themselves hosting large numbers of refugees.

The actual figure is likely to be higher as the Venezuela crisis is only partly reflected, the report states.

Around four million Venezuelans have fled their country, according to some figures from countries taking them in, making it one of the world’s biggest recent displacement crises.

The report identifies three main groups.

Firstly, there are refugees, or people forced to leave their country because of conflict, war or persecution. In 2018, the number of refugees reached 25.9 million worldwide, 500,000 more than in 2017. Included in this total are 5.5 million Palestine refugees.

The second group is 3.5 million asylum seekers. These are people outside their country of birth who are under international protection, but are yet to be granted refugee status.

Thirdly, there are internally displaced persons, or IDPs. These people are displaced within their country and amount to 41.3 million globally.

More than two thirds of all refugees worldwide came from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.

Syria had a considerably higher number than any other country with 6.7 million, followed by Afghanistan with 2.7 million.

Only 92,400 refugees were resettled in 2018, fewer than 7% of those awaiting resettlement.

The global population of forcibly displaced people has grown substantially from 43.3 million in 2009. Most of this increase was between 2012 and 2015 as a result of the Syrian conflict.

However, other conflicts have cropped up and continued across the globe, for example, in Iraq and Yemen in the Middle East, as well as parts of sub-Saharan Africa such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.

The massive flow of Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh at the end of 2017 after they were driven out of Myanmar’s Rakhine state during military crackdowns was another major crisis.

At more than 1.5 million, Ethiopians were the largest newly displaced population in 2018, 98% of them internally, more than doubling the previous number.

These were mainly attributed to inter-communal violence throughout 2018, with communities living along disputed boundaries most affected.


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Dozens get vaccine after Ebola outbreak in Uganda

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Report says, Ugandan health officials have reacted with the vaccination campaign for people who may have been exposed to Ebola.

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The outbreak, one of the worst in history, started in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year and spread to Uganda earlier this month.


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