Cleaning with baking soda and fabric softener

How to clean a sofa with baking soda and fabric softener: the homemade mixture

The homemade mixture to clean a sofa with baking soda and fabric softener

Baking soda is the type of ingredient that if you have it at home you will be able to use it for a multitude of things. In addition to being used in various pasta recipes, it also serves to wash your hair and also to clean the house. One of the uses of this product in cleaning is to clean the sofa with baking soda and fabric softener. The homemade mixture to leave your sofa disinfected, without stains and smells takes some other very important ingredients.

In this recipe, the function of the softener is more to make the aroma pleasant. since the cleaning and whitening will be due to the baking soda, white vinegar (which also softens the fabric fibers) and alcohol. Here’s how to do it.

Separate the ingredients

This is a recipe to clean your entire sofa, but it is not meant to be kept because it loses its effect. So, there is no use doing more to use other days. Make a new recipe for each cleaning.

Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients

  • Sprinkler: 1 unit
  • Water: 1 liter
  • White vinegar: ½ glass
  • Sodium bicarbonate: 1 tablespoon
  • Alcohol: ¼ glass
  • Non-concentrated softener: 1 tablespoon.

Method of preparation

This mixture is very simple. You just need to mix all the products very well and put it in your spray bottle. Be careful, because when the bicarbonate meets the vinegar. Foam occurs because of the chemical reaction between them. There’s nothing wrong, so don’t be alarmed by it.

How to use

To use, just spray this mixture on the sofa surface and let it dry naturally. You don’t need to spray too much, just to moisten.

If the sofa is stained, use a soft bristle brush to pass over the stain after applying the mixture.

Leave the room open for faster airing and drying.

If your sofa is not made of fabric, but made of leather, dry the mixture after application using a dry cloth.

It is also important to remember that this mixture can be applied to the sofa once a week when cleaning. Before applying, remove all the sofa cushions, apply a vacuum or a brush to remove the biggest dirt and only lastly apply the mixture to clean the sofa with baking soda and fabric softener.

Other sofa cleaning products

If you don’t have all these products at home, you can use only baking soda, water, and vinegar. Softener and alcohol are not necessary and your sofa will be cleaned in the same way. The smell in the vinegar will come out over time, which is why it is important to leave the house open until the sofa dries well.

If your sofa is made of suede or suede, you can clean it only with 2 spoons of neutral detergent mixed in 1 liter of water.

As for the leather sofa, cleaning is usually easier, but you need to keep it hydrated so as not to crack. To clean you can use neutral detergent, alcohol vinegar, fabric softener or neutral soap. To moisturize, every 6 or 8 months apply a product suitable for moisturizing leather.

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