These two simple ingredients have become the most talked about items in the world of green cleaning and no environmentally friendly house should be without them. We have added a few other products that we think you should know about too.

We have mentioned some of the uses for cleaning with vinegar and white vinegar in our recipe pages but there are hundreds of other uses so we thought we'd tell you about a few.

       Bulk Basics                               White Vinegar

One fantastic use as suggested by Mr. Michael Langford of Oxford: Pour neat white vinegar onto paves and areas that have become green and slimy over the winter. We tried this, we didn't even have to rinse the vinegar or use a brush to scrub, the vinegar was simply poured on neat and within a few days the slime was gone and the path was no longer slippy and dangerous.

White Vinegar is particularly excellent for those living in a hard water area. Vinegar can be added to laundry to soften clothes, it will also keep lime scale build up in the machine to a minimum.

White vinegar is an excellent weed killer, simply spray it onto the weeds and wait for them to die. make sure that you don't get the neat vinegar onto other plants.

Clean windscreen wipers with neat vinegar on a cloth to keep them clean and more effective.

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       Cosmetic & Toiletry Ingredients                             Bicarbonate of Soda

Unless you buy organic fruit and vegetables, there is a strong possibility that fruit and veg is covered with insecticides and pesticides. Use Bicarbonate of Soda in warm water to wash your fruit and veg.

Add a small container of bicarb to your fridge to soak up fridge smells. Bicarbonate of soda can also be sprinkled in the bottom of your bins to stop nasty whiffs.

Use bicarbonate of soda to clean burned pans, this can be added to a wet pan and left for an hour to soak beforehand.

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