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You’ve probably heard of some of the amazing health benefits of olive oil. Rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, it has proven to work wonders from the inside out. In recent years, however, we’ve seen olive oil turn into more than the awesome health bomb that it is. Now, hair stylists recommend olive oil for chemical-free hair treatment and estheticians for skin solutions ranging from rosacea to acne. It’s no wonder then that we’ve found great success using olive oil as a mild and natural leather treatment for seats and the dashboard. If you’re looking for a quick condition but don’t have anything on hand, then reach for your pantry for a jar of
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extra virgin olive oil. Avoid applying directly to the seats and dash, however, as this can cause stains. Instead, put some olive oil on a lint-free cloth and gently swipe at the area, refraining from scrubbing. Your car won’t just look shiny, it will smell and feel great, too.
Vinegar for Windows and Upholstery
White vinegar may seem surprising as a car cleaning agent, but this kitchen item can deliver some impressive results. You can use it as a deodorizer for the interiors and clean the windows. To remove foul odors from upholstery, create a mild solution with vinegar and water, apply it to a sponge, and brush it over the areas that need cleaning. You can also remove frost on your windshield by applying a stronger mixture of one part vinegar to one part water.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Microfiber Cloth?
Microfiber cloths trap dirt and dust better than any other cleaning cloth. They can be used dry or wet. These are ideal for cleaning the interior of a car because they won’t scratch your upholstery or hard surfaces. You can wash microfiber cloths in between uses to cut back on the waste of using paper towels or disposable wipes. Some microfiber cloths also have bacteria-fighting capabilities.
Baking Soda for Carpets and Odor Removal
Create your very own baking soda solution by sprinkling the dry powder on car carpets, then vacuum the surfaces to remove the bad smells. You can also use a combination of white vinegar and baking soda to create a paste to apply to stained areas of upholstery. This home-based mixture produces powerful results.
Baking soda can also be safely used on your wheel trims. Mix toothpaste with baking soda, and use a toothbrush to get the paste into the crevices where grease, oil, and grit accumulate. Leave the product to soak for a while on the toughest areas of dirt.
You know that frustrated feeling when your windshield wipers don’t so much wipe as they do smear? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, smearing wipers are the kind that typically needs to be replaced. The problem, of course, is that many people do not have the time to head out to get new wipers when this happens. If you’re in a pickle and need to get your wipers in a workable order as soon as possible, then grab a bottle of rubbing alcohol. Using a piece of cloth or washcloth to spread the alcohol across the rubber part of the wiper blade. This will help seal the blade, making it slide more easily across your windshield, making your wipers work as they’re meant to.
How To Clean Your Dashboard With Oil
First, give your dash a quick dusting to remove any dirt, grime, or dust that’s built up over time. Then just apply a small amount on a clean, soft cloth and wipe down your dashboard. Test this out on a small unnoticeable area first to make sure that no discoloration occurs and that you’re pleased with the results. Natural oils will actively restore shine while conditioning the surface of your dashboard while also helping prevent cracking and fading caused by UV rays.