Dimples and Beauty’s guide to DIY natural cleaning solutions and UV light disinfection

The battle continues between the two Mondragon femme fatales, Romina and Daniela or Beauty Gonzales and Dimples Romana in real life. This time, they’re taking the competition to a more domesticated and friendly match as they present DIY cleaning solutions in the 5th episode of Online Kapamilya Shows “KG Online.”

Motivated to keep the household a safe place in this time of pandemic, Dimples and Beauty think of ways to create natural and non-toxic cleaning products. These solutions are not only organic and effective but also very cheap since the ingredients are just found in the kitchen. 

For the ‘Kalinisang Ginto’ segment, Beauty kicks off the tutorial with her easy vinegar cleaning hacks. Just put a cup of water in a spray bottle, then add 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Shake and voila! Spritz the homemade all-purpose cleaner a few times on common household surfaces such as on the windows and appliances to wipe away dirt, bacteria, and viruses. It also works wonders on the floor. If the household ran out of vinegar, you may opt for vodka instead. 

Dimples further demonstrated how to make heavy-duty disinfectant scrub, perfect for cleaning the toilet bowl. Take that lemon, vinegar, and baking soda from the pantry. For the procedures, get a cup of vinegar combined with freshly squeezed lemon juice for a citrus scent. Pour it over the toilet bowl, followed by ½ cup baking soda. Next, pour another 2 cups of vinegar with lemon. Leave for ten minutes, then scrub and rinse.

Baking soda also works effectively in unclogging stubborn kitchen sinks. Just pour it down the drain, then add the vinegar. The solution will create a foamy texture. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Lastly, pour a pot of boiling water down the drain. The process can be repeated as needed. You may also leave the baking soda and vinegar overnight and wait until the next morning before rinsing with hot water. 

For the ‘Karunungang Ginto’ segment, Dimples and Beauty explained how ultraviolet (UV) lights fight virus and bacteria. The most common and natural source of UV light is the sun. So, if you wish to disinfect and deodorize household items like rugs, pillows, mattress, and even dirty tables and chairs, you may opt to expose them under direct sunlight, specifically between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

Don’t miss the next ‘pasabog’ episode of “KG Online,” every Wednesday 12nn on OKS.abs-cbn.com.