Natural Cleaning Straight from your Refrigerator

Natural Cleaning

When it’s time to get to cleaning, looking in your frig is one of the best ways to find solutions that can make the cleaning process a natural one. Here are some of the natural cleaning products you can find in your refrigerator.


We talk extensively about lemons and the wonderful ways they can help clean your home. Try freezing lemon pieces with water in ice cube trays to create a sharpening and freshness cleaner for your garbage disposal. Or rub some lemon on your shower fixtures to make them sparkle. Once your have rubbed the lemon on the shower fixtures, rinse with water.

For more lemon uses, visit this Zen of Zada blog.


Yes, ketchup can be used with a rag to remove tarnish off copper or brash cookware. After you have the ketchup rubbed on the pots, rinse with water and wipe clean and dry.

Club Soda

Use club soda to enhance a stainless steel sink. Using the club soda with a rag should make the sink shine and remove most scuffs. Once rubbed clean, use a clean rag to dry the sink. This same process can work on porcelain in your home. Club soda is used often to remove stains and can remove most red wine stains. Once you blot the stained area with club soda, dry the area with another clean cloth.


You can use fresh or dried herbs to add to cleaning agents around the home. Use baking soda and dried herbs to create a linen deodorizer.  Place your herbs in some baking soda, let the herbs and baking soda sit for 2 weeks so the baking soda can absorb the oils from the herbs and then grind the two together to use in laundry washing or to sprinkle on mattresses or other linens for a fresh scent.  


Oranges have similar effects as lemons. Citrus and specifically oranges are full of super dynamic scents, try using orange peels in shoes to absorb odors or set aside a few with some salt in a bowl in rooms to absorb any unpleasant odors. Use orange peels and vinegar to make a homemade and natural all purpose cleaner by soaking the peels in vinegar for approximately one week.

Baking Soda

Using baking soda in laundry or combined with vinegar to create a solution to unclog your drains is quick and natural way to leverage natural cleaning solutions.Use baking soda with water and a sponge to wipe down shower doors. Try using a sprinkle of baking soda in your hair brushes and combs to remove oils and bacteria. And use it in garbage cans and on carpets to remove odors. Baking soda can be used to clean sinks and bathtubs and if you have really tough stains use a little baking soda and salt with a damp sponge to clean the surfaces.

These are just a few of the items in your refrigerator that can help you clean your home naturally.