Cleaning With Ammonia

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To clean jewellery, soak in a solution of one part ammonia and one part cold water.
To clean grease from stove burners: Place the burners in a Ziploc bag with 1/4 cup ammonia and let sit overnight.
Remove scuff marks and dirt from white shoes by scrubbing with a solution of equal parts water and ammonia.
Lift carpet stains by spraying with a 50/50 mixture of ammonia and hot water then placing an absorbent towel over the stain and ironing. See below for details.
Wash bathroom and kitchen tile floors with a solution of water and ammonia. See recipe below.
To shine crystal, mix two cups water with a few drops ammonia and wipe. Rinse with cold water.
Remove sweat stains from clothing by dabbing with ammonia before washing.
Clean hairbrushes by soaking in a mixture of 1/4 cup ammonia and one cup water.
Brighten Laundry by adding 1/2 cup of ammonia to the washing machine with your regular laundry detergent.
Soften clothes by adding 1 cup of ammonia to the washing machine when you add your detergent. Pour the ammonia into the drum after it fills with the water for the wash cycle.

Tips & Warnings

  • Never mix ammonia with chlorine bleach or any product that contains it. The resulting fumes are toxic.
  • Before using ammonia on wool, silk or polyurethane synthetics such as spandex, mix it with a minimum of equal parts water.


Carpet Stain Remover

50% Ammonia
50% Hot Water
Absorbent towels

Mix together in a spray bottle and liberally spray the stain. Then lay a clean towel on top of the stain and using a hot iron simply iron over the towel and check how the stain is being removed. Repeat until the stain is gone.

Carpet and Upholstery

2 litres warm water
1 cup ammonia

Dampen a cloth in a mixture and sponge the stain with the damp cloth for several seconds and let the mixture dry on the fibres.

Tile Cleaner

4 litres of water
¼ cup ammonia

Mix the contents together carefully and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Use to clean tiles and soap scum.