Utilizing natural elements in our daily lives definitely enhances our lives. Cleaning our homes is an activity we all perform on a regular basis.

Using more natural elements and lessening our dependence on synthetic or chemical cleaning agents has countless benefits.

Among these benefits is the lessening of our chemical interactions which then lessens our sustained toxic exposure.

Below is an everyday element that we can utilize to assist us in our everyday cleaning activities.

Toothpaste

The combination of a mild abrasive, a surfactant (detergent), and an antibacterial agent makes toothpaste a potent stain-fighter. Stick with standard paste, not gel, and steer clear of formulas designed for tartar control and whitening.

These often contain chemicals and additional abrasives that can damage items such as fine silver.

Use It to Clean Your…

Acrylic accessories (such as desktop organizers): Squeeze toothpaste onto a toothbrush and work it into scratches until they diminish. Wipe residue off with a cloth.

Chrome fixtures: To polish faucets and taps in the kitchen or bathroom, smear a dime-size amount of toothpaste onto them, then buff with a soft cloth until they shine.

Scuffed linoleum: Reduce marks by scrubbing them with toothpaste and a dry cloth until no toothpaste residue remains.

Piano keys: Rub each key carefully with a damp cotton swab and a dollop of toothpaste. Wipe dry and buff with a clean cloth.

Tarnished silverware: Put a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth, rub it onto the tarnish, then rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.

Steam iron: Mineral deposits can stain an iron’s soleplate. Apply a dab of toothpaste and work it into the plate. Use a clean cloth to remove residue.