Unexpected ways to use toothpaste in cleaning

When it comes to cleaning, one of the most important things is to have reliable and effective products. The shops certainly have a lot to offer, but there is also another problem. The majority of the cleaning supplies which are offered on the market are filled with different kinds of chemicals that could cause serious health complications. There is, however, another way to guarantee the good looks of your property. Using eco-friendly and other safe products will be not only cheaper, but also more effective. The truth is that you can use even toothpaste for the disinfection of certain objects and parts of your home.

ways to use toothpaste in cleaning

This may sound strange to you now, but just wait until you see the excellent results of the cleaning with this product. The brand of the toothpaste is not important, so you can use any kind you like. This means also that you will be able to clean effectively parts and objects of your place without even spending a lot of money for expensive products. Below TopDomesticCleaners SE18 will present to you some useful tips and interesting ideas on how best to use toothpaste for the cleaning of your place.

• Cleaning the iron – Your iron will be sparkling clean, if you simply apply a little of the toothpaste on its surface. This product is great for the removing of mineral deposits and old spots. You can clean your iron once every few months or as many time as you find necessary. You can use an old toothbrush to apply the product on your iron and when you are done scrubbing you can wipe the surface with a damp cloth or towel.

• Removing dirt from your fingernails – After cleaning the weed in the garden or doing some other work around the house it can be really hard to remove the dirt from your fingernails. By using a toothbrush again you can scrub under your nails until they become perfectly clean. You can apply some of the product on the whole nails and leave it there for a few minutes, in case you have yellow fingernails.

clean with toothpaste


• Disinfection of the bathroom sink – You can free your bathroom sink from the unpleasant stains and grime, using nothing more but a little toothpaste. Instead of toothbrush, however, this time is best to use a larger brush that will allow you to clean the surface of the sink faster. If you like, you can use a toothbrush while scrubbing the edges and the holes of the sink.

• Cleaning crayons from the walls – One thing that all kids love is to draw with crayons on nice clean walls. While this is fun for them, for the parents the cleaning of the crayon is a real nightmare. There is a simple solution, however, and it involves an ordinary toothpaste. You can put a little of the product on damp cloth and then you can start cleaning the wall by doing circular motions. Repeat the motions until the crayon marks disappear completely. Start with a small area, so that you can be sure that the paint is not affected by the product after all.

There are many cleaning tasks, for which you can rely just on toothpaste. This may seem like an ordinary product, but it can be extremely effective when it comes to the removing of unpleasant pollution in the form of stains, dark spots and others. Except for the previously mentioned things, you can use toothpaste also for the thorough cleaning of the refrigerator seals, for the disinfection of the plastic furniture in your back yard, for the permanent removing of old scratches from your leather sofa and for many other things. Don’t hesitate to make the toothpaste part of your cleaning supplies.

Natural Remedies for Stretch Marks
While there are many aspects of pregnancy that women thoroughly enjoy – like feeling the baby moving for the first time – there are also things most women are not crazy about. Stretch marks probably make the top of that particular list. The good news is, however, that for women who want to keep their skin intact even through all the physical changes that pregnancy brings with it. Some of the best are listed below.
Herbal Therapies for Stretch Marks
Fortunately, there are a whole array of herbal therapies available for women who want to treat stretch marks naturally. The best of these herbal therapies include:
• Calendula
Better known as “marigolds”, calendula has long been used as a skin tonic for a variety of dermatological conditions – including stretch marks. They are such a good treatment for this problem due to the fact that they stimulate collagen production to help repair the changes that pregnancy causes to the skin.
• Bilberry
Bilberry extract has excellent anti-aging and healing properties that make it an excellent choice for stretch mark treatment. This is due to the fact that it promotes healing through increasing capillary circulation and can also stabilize collagen in the skin to help preserve and restore it.
• Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter also has a long-standing history of use for skin conditions and is used even today in many lotions and other topical applications. It is valued for its anti-aging, anti-wrinkling properties and it also very effective at treating stretch marks when it is massaged daily into the skin: it moisturizes the skin deeply and promotes overall skin health.

Natural Remedies for Stretch Marks
• Lemon Juice
Lemon juice, in diluted form, has long been used to help decrease blemishes, scars and other skin conditions and is also a great treatment for stretch marks. This is largely due to its acidity. To use, apply it daily with a cotton ball, let it set for 10 minutes, and then rinse off.
• Aloe Vera
The soothing, cooling properties of aloe vera gel are good for skin health in general and stretch marks in particular. It not only reduces inflammation and irritation, it can also help to increase elasticity due to its high levels of collagen protein.
• Horsetails
An extract or tincture of horsetails is also a wonderful treatment for stretch marks because it is high in silica, a mineral which is needed to repair and protect the delicate connective tissues of the skin. It, like aloe vera, is also high in collagen which helps to promote elasticity and to support the health of the skin’s epithelial tissue.

For more natural remedies visit Medicine Today website
Best Oils to Use on Stretch Marks
There is also a great selection of oils to choose from to be able to treat stretch marks. Some of the best of these oils include:
• Castor Oil
Castor oil is commonly used to help naturally treat a variety of skin conditions like age spots, wrinkles, and moles but is also a great remedy for stretch marks. It is deeply moisturizing and promotes overall skin health, especially when it is used in combination with a heating pad or warm compress after being applied.

Natural Remedies for Stretch Marks
• Olive Oil
Olive oil is great for the skin during pregnancy because it is incredibly rich in vitamins, mineral and antioxidants. Because of its high nutrient value, it is good for other skin conditions as well. Massaging daily with olive oil can also help to reduce stretch marks by increasing circulation and promoting healing to the affected areas of skin.
• Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is used topically for a variety of skin conditions and is valued for its medicinal properties. Tea tree oils help with stretch marks because it reducing inflammation and can promote the general health of the skin. It can be massaged in daily, but it is best to dilute it in a carrier oil (such as almond or olive oil) to avoid irritating the skin.
So don’t worry – stretch marks might seem inevitable while carrying a baby, but any of the remedies listed above can help to greatly reducing them and promote elasticity and health of the skin and make for a beautiful pregnancy.

The Groovy food company kindly sent me these two agave dressing to review. Both are delicious summery dressing that are free from artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.If you are a vegan like myself the list of salad dressings that you can buy is quite limited, but now I have this 2 to add to my vegan shopping list. Hooray! 

agave nectar dressing review


If you don’t mind a bit of agave nectar every now and again these dressing are perfect for you. I love every ingredient in both of the dressing. Nice pungent balsamic, fresh basil taste , a bit of garlic and of cource that sweet taste of agave work very well together, I love the fact that every ingredient in the dressing can be eaten by itself and it’s vegan friendly

I have used agave nectar from the Groovy Food Company, but used in dressings takes to another level, which I prefer.

Here are only a few ways that I used them in the last few days. 

agave nectar drssing


This is very easy to make. All you need is your favourite onion bhaji or vegetable pakora. You can make them yourself, but I normally get mine from Sainsburys or the Co-op as they are vegan. I roasted some courgettes for extra juiciness. It takes only 15-20 minutes to prepare them in the oven with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add your favorite leafy greens, chop some tomatoes, spring onions and sprinkle with hemp seeds. Although the packaging said marinade I used it as a salad dressing and it was perfect-nice, rich and delicious. 


portobello mushroom burger


This combination is very easy to make and if you are having a BBQ you can easily make the mushrooms on the grill. For more variety you can also add some other vegetables like aubergines and courgettes. All nicely seasoned with this creamy dressing. I used an iron cast griddle to cook the mushrooms and the peppers. To make the spicy bean mix simply fry 1 medium onion until golden brown, then add some cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and a bit of coriander.Then add 1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes and 1 tin of butter beans and let it cook for about 10 minutes on low heat, until the tomatoes are cooked. Serve on a bed of spinach and sprinkle with some chives. It is a delicious hearty meal, that I enjoyed with the family. 

The Groovy Food agave dressing compliments this dish perfectly with it’s sweet and creamy texture. It is a meal I will be making again and it would make a nice addition to a dinner party as well. 


spicy vegan wrap

Here is another idea.This bean wrap takes only 10-15 minutes to make. Simply fry some of your favourite beans with some leeks and parsley, season with paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper. I also added a few mushrooms, as I had to use them up. Add about 1/2 cup of water and cook on a low heat until the water evaporates. Then on a side chop some celery, iceberg lettuce and avocado. Add a few green olives and a nice dollop of the creamy balsamic dressing. Roll up and enjoy!   

If I  have to compare the two dressings I would choose the creamy balsamic.the main reason for that is simply because I love basil in any shape or form. The combination of all the ingredients creates a truly deep and rich taste, which made my bean wraps and Portobello mushroom burgers even nicer. It is also a dressing that I can bring when I am going to a BBQs this summer. The part that I like the best about the dressings is that I find them very versatile and very tasty.

These are only a couple of the vegan friendly products that The Groovy Food Company offer.

Why not try some today? Click here to see them all