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11 unexpected ways to use ammonia in your home
11 unexpected ways to use ammonia in your home

It will restore the shine to windows, help with insect bites, get rid of stains - and that's not all.

11 unexpected ways to use ammonia in your home
11 unexpected ways to use ammonia in your home

Ammonia is an aqueous solution of ammonia. It is sold in pharmacies, usually at a concentration of 10%. Like baking soda, it can be an indispensable household aid. Just before using, you need to remember a few rules:

  • Never mix ammonia (and any products containing ammonia) with bleach. They react and form toxic fumes. If you are going to combine ammonia with a ready-made cleaning agent, be sure to check that there is no chlorine in the composition.
  • Ammonia is irritating to mucous membranes and skin. Wear rubber gloves and ventilate the area when working with it.
  • If ammonia gets into your eyes, flush with plenty of cold water. If after this you notice problems with vision, immediately consult a doctor.

1. Purge the fat

The grate from the oven or from the stove is rather difficult to clean if a lot of grease and carbon deposits have accumulated on it. The ammonia will soften these stains.

Pour into a large basin or tub of warm water, add 100 ml of rubbing alcohol and soak the wire rack for 20 minutes. Then rub the dirty areas with a rag and rinse the grill thoroughly with clean water so that no alcohol remains on it.

2. Relieve itching from insect bites

Soak a cotton swab in ammonia and rub the bite with it. Do not do this if you have already combed the bite, otherwise it will pinch strongly. If you have sensitive skin, you might be better off using other remedies.

3. Shine glass surfaces

With ammonia, your windows, mirrors, crystal and glassware will sparkle like new. Mix 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol and 2 cups of water and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture onto the glass surface and dry immediately with a soft cloth. A microfiber rag is best suited, after which there will be no lint on the glass.

4. Get rid of unpleasant odors

If you need to get rid of the smell in the refrigerator, wipe it with a mixture of ammonia and water (1 tablespoon per 1 liter). Then rinse with clean water and leave it open for a few hours so that the smell of the alcohol itself will definitely disappear.

5. Remove soap deposits

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of ammonia in 4 liters of water and apply the mixture to your bathtub or sink. Leave it for about ten minutes, and then wipe the dirty places. Then rinse thoroughly with water.

6. Return the white color to the sneakers

Mix ammonia with water in a 1: 1 ratio, wet a rag and wipe your shoes. If this method does not give the desired result, try others.

7. Feed the plants

This fertilizer will be useful for plants that like alkaline soil. Among them are chrysanthemums, mallow, clematis, violets, lilacs, cucumbers, legumes, cabbage, pumpkin.

Dissolve 1 tablespoon of ammonia in 4 liters of water and pour over the ground. Try not to get on the leaves, this can cause burns.

8. Treat stains on clothes

Mix 150 ml of ammonia, 150 ml of dishwashing liquid, 6 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 cups of warm water. Apply the mixture to the stain and leave it on for half an hour, then wash the item as usual. For stubborn stains such as blood or grass, you can use a 1: 1 mixture of alcohol and water.

This method will help remove stains on cotton and polyester fabrics. But ammonia cannot be used on wool and silk, these fabrics are too delicate.

9. Get rid of stains on carpets and upholstery

Mix ammonia with water in a 1: 1 ratio, apply the mixture to the stain and hold for 10 minutes. Then put an old towel on this place and put a preheated iron with steam on. Leave the iron on for 20 seconds and check the stain; it should begin to transfer to the towel. Repeat the process and add a mixture of alcohol and water periodically until the stain disappears.

10. Refresh the tiles

Liquid ammonia will relieve it of soap streaks, streaks and other contaminants. Mix 4 liters of water and 60 ml of alcohol. Soak a rag or sponge in this mixture and wipe down the tile. Scrub especially dirty areas with a soft-bristled brush. Finally, wash everything with clean water.

11. Drive off the mole

Mix 1 liter of water and 100 ml of ammonia. Wash cabinets, drawers and shelves where you store clothes with this mixture. Let them dry. Remember to open the windows to ventilate the room.