110 Uses for Natural Products that Help You Avoid Toxins & Save $

Natural Cleaner. Vinegar, Baking Soda, Salt, Lemon

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Almost every home in America already contains enough products for just about every condition or problem known to man. We go to the store to get syrups for coughs, pills for headaches, sprays for bugs, cleaners for the toilet, another type of cleaner for the kitchen, still another for the windows, then the stuff for the dog, the cat, the kids, the pool… where the heck does it stop? We need 4 car garages not because we have 4 cars, but we need two cars’ worth just to store this stuff.

It really isn’t necessary, however. Many of the everyday items you have right in your home will work just fine for more than one purpose or item. You don’t need a separate cleaner for the bathroom, the kitchen, and the windows; all you need is some vinegar and lemon juice.

Keep reading and find out how you can truly multi-task, avoid buying more junk than you need, and avoid coming into contact with more toxins and creating more plastic waste for our landfills.


1.  Lemon Juice

  • Clean glass and mirrors
  • Highlight your hair
  • Shrink pores
  • Reduce wrinkles
  • Detox the body
  • Ease a sore throat
  • Improve your immune system
  • Improve digestion
  • Disinfect a kitchen cutting board
  • Disinfect and brighten the toilet
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2.  Castor Oil

  • Clean and lubricate scissors
  • Grow and strengthen eyelashes
  • Soften cuticles
  • Treat dry or itchy skin
  • Natural laxative
  • Stops menstrual cramps
  • Makes heels and feet soft again
  • Restore sick plants to health
  • Induce labor
  • Stimulate hair growth
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3. Elmer’s Glue

  • Removes blackheads
  • Removes splinters without pain


4.  Newspapers

  • Wrap gifts
  • Ripen tomatoes quickly
  • No lint, no streak way to clean glass and mirrors
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5.  Old Pantyhose

  • Unbeatable tree support
  • Use as an emergency fan belt in your car
  • Tie up vegetables and flowers to trellises without damage


6. Alka Seltzer (2 tablet package)

  • Cleans toilets easily
  • Fights urinary tract infections with one glass
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7. Coconut Oil

  • Can do anything WD-40 can
  • Lip balm
  • Prevents face wrinkles
  • Improves thyroid function
  • Reduces the frequency of migraine headaches
  • Hair conditioner
  • Great polish for wood furniture
  • Removes shower scum easily
  • Perfect for oil pulling
  • Great skin conditioner for all skin types. More 101 uses of coconut oil.
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8.  Mouthwash (alcohol based)

  • Kills toenail fungus infections
  • Disinfects open sores


9.  Dental Floss

  • Cuts through bread like magic
  • Use in place of thread in an emergency
  • Use in place of string in a pinch
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10. Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Clean the microwave
  • Deodorize laundry
  • Treats acne
  • Natural aftershave
  • Weight-loss
  • Detox
  • Prevents colds
  • Controls high blood pressure
  • Repels fleas
  • Soothes minor burns, such as sunburns
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11.  Baking Soda

  • Cleans toilets and tubs
  • Cleans ovens and grills
  • Makes crispier fried chicken
  • Natural toothpaste
  • Natural deodorant
  • Stops heartburn and indigestion
  • Relieves diaper rash
  • Put out small fires, such as kitchen grease fires
  • Makes omelets lighter and fluffier
  • Deodorizes trash cans, garbage disposals, and refrigerators. Read more how to fight with colds and flu with baking soda.
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12.  Aspirin

  • Removes warts
  • Stops pain and itching of bug bites
  • Keeps cut flowers fresh


13.  Regular Paste Toothpaste

  • Removes light scratches from CDs
  • Makes a super salve for minor burns
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14. Castile Soap

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15.  Used Cork

  • Make a trivet
  • Attach to a keychain so keys will float if lost in the water


16.  Chalk

  • Removes oil stains from clothing
  • Keeps ants away, they won’t cross a chalk line
  • Keeps closets free from dampness, tie a few together and hang
  • Place one or two stick in a drawer to stop mildew


17.  Dryer Sheets

  • Deodorizes stinky shoes
  • Deodorizes gym lockers and gym bags
  • Repels mosquitoes, simply rub on skin
  • Removes dust and static from mini blinds
  • Rub on a wet dog to remove that wet dog smell
  • Place under car seats as an air freshener
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18.  Milk

  • Cleans patent leather
  • Can repair cracked china by boiling the cracked piece in milk (cracked, but not broken china)


19. Banana Peels

  • Polish leather
  • Removes wart
  • Cleans CDs
  • Terrific rose fertilizer
Natural Cleaners

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20. Plain White Vinegar

  • Keeps veggies fresh and bacteria free
  • Polish silver
  • Neutralize odors
  • Clean windows
  • Cure upset tummy
  • Hair conditioner
  • Soothe a bee sting
  • Tenderize meat
  • Boil better eggs
  • Perfect all around cleaner
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21.  Clear Nail Polish

  • Stops windshield cracks from spreading (be sure to use clear, not colored, polish!)


22.  Crazy Glue

  • An effective way to seal minor cuts, works better than any bandage!


23.  Honey

  • Dab some on a pimple for an overnight pimple cure
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24. Bread

  • Picks up small shards of broken glass safely, simply press bread over the area


SEE ALSO: 25 Amazing Uses for Epsom Salt


25. Extra Tip!

  • Old Paper Grocery Bags – The best cat toy ever invented, bar none!