Spring often means great cleaning! The time for renewal has come. It’s an opportunity to clean your house from top to bottom and clean it every nook and cranund. So when it comes to purifying everything, it’s best to use natural and healthy ingredients. While clay is known for its benefits on the skin, body and hair, it also has undeniable advantages in the maintenance of the home and is used in a thousand and one ways to take care of your interior.
Why use clay in your home?
Clay is a natural 100 rock with multiple proven properties. Ultra absorbent, disinfectant, deodorant, it is also very economical and environmentally friendly. That is why she is a considerable ally for the maintenance of her home.
If clay exists in different colors (green, red, pink, yellow, white…), green clay and white clay are the most commonly used to clean, shine and sanitize your home. Green clay, thanks to its absorption powers, is very effective against moisture, grease stains and bad odours. The softer white clay has an exceptional whitening power and allows to maintain the sanitary facilities (WC, bathroom) in a snap.
Remove grease stains with clay
Green clay is known for its absorbent capabilities and tackles grease stains on all surfaces. On the fabric, green clay eliminates all kinds of oily traces such as make-up, food or drink stains on clothes, linens and even carpets or sofas.
To remove fat stains on fabrics, it’s simple:
- Heat up the task with a hairdryer
- Apply a layer of powdered clay to the stain
- Let it sit for a whole day, then rinse or vacuum the clay
Thanks to its gentle abrasive power, green clay is also an excellent maintenance agent for cooking plates, hoods and kitchen utensils (pans, pans…) on which the oil tends to encrust. For this, you can use ready-to-use clay paste or mix clay powder with a little water and rub with a soft sponge.
White clay to clean walls and bathrooms
Whether it’s to destarate your shower, make your joints whiter, clean a wall or give shine to your faucet, white clay is the perfect ally.
To make a white clay scouring paste, mix these three ingredients using this recipe:
- 1/3 white clay
- 1/3 sodium bicarbonate
- 1/3 salt
Gently rub the different surfaces and leave for a few minutes before rinsing with clear water. Your water parts will be back to a new youth!
You can also buy our Argiletz clay stone, ready to use, it comes with a small sponge to unincrurate all surfaces and make them shine.
Green clay powder against bad odors
The absorption power of green clay is formidable against bad odors. Whether it’s to deodorize a room or your refrigerator, you can place a clay cup in every room of the house. Clay also works wonders in closets and wardrobes, including shoe cabinets. For this, you can put some clay in a cloth bag. It will dry out the air and eliminate any unpleasant odors, for a fresh cloth longer.
You’ll also find our absorbent odor-absorbing cups with citrus or lavender essential oils. All you have to do is put them on a surface to take advantage of their absorbent and odour-neutralizing effect!
Clay stone to clean its windows without leaving a trace
Who hasn’t dreamed of cleaning their windows and mirrors easily and without leaving a trace? With clay stone, it’s possible! We forget the glass washer with a dubious composition and opt for natural and effective ingredients. Argiletz clay stone respects your skin and surfaces. It consists of clay, water, a little soap and vegetable fat with a touch of lemon fragrance.
To clean your windows and mirrors, all you need to do is:
- Take some clay stone with a damp sponge
- Gently rub the surface
- Wipe the glass and rinse it with a damp cloth
- Shine the glass with a clean cloth (microfiber) or paper towel
The clay stone has the advantage of leaving a thin protective layer on the glass that prevents the microparticles from sticking to it and allows rainwater to bead without leaving a trace. So your windows will stay clean and sparkling for longer!
If you don’t have ready-to-use clay stone, you can also make it yourself with the following ingredients:
- 50g white clay
- 50g baking soda
- 25g liquid or liquid Marseille soap
- 30 drops of lemon or eucalyptus essential oil (depending on your taste)
Mix the clay and bicarbonate with a wooden spatula and add the dishwashing liquid and essential oil until smooth. Place the dough in a box and let it dry in the open air for one to 2 weeks. After each use, remember to allow the clay stone to dry before closing the box.
Plus: Argiletz clay stone is a real multi-function product, you can use it to clean multiple plastic, glass, synthetic, metal surfaces… Argiletz clay stone is formidable especially on oven windows, silverware, brass, vehicle bodywork, shoes… For a smooth, scratch-free cleaning!