What is green cleaning?
You can define green cleaning in many ways, but the aim of green cleaning is using cleaning solutions and methods that keep our homes and environment as chemical free as possible. There are many ways to meet this goal…Click Here! For some, green cleaning means only using products such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemons to clean surfaces. Others may seek out cleaners created with our environment in mind avoiding chlorine, phosphates, artificial fragrances and added coloring. Prepackaged cleaning products can make use of recycled packaging or donate a portion of their profits to environmental causes. A few cleaners on the market are said to be biodegradable. There is a huge variety of choices for those interested in green cleaning whatever choice you make you can Click Here! for more cleaning options. Here are a few homemade cleaning formulas:
All Purpose Cleaner
This formula disinfects and can be used
on any washable surface in your home.
Since it’s antiviral and antifungal it’s particularly
suitable for kitchen’s and bathroom’s.
1 cup water, 1 cup vinegar,
2 tsp. liquid castile soap (usually sold as a concentrate)
25 drops essential oil of Thyme, Eucalyptus,
Tea tree, Lavender, Sandalwood or Lemon
Add all ingredients to a large spray bottle
(about 22 oz. and shake before using)
premade: Green All Purpose Cleaners Basic Laundry Alternative
The vinegar in this formula will help to
remove stains, odors and soften the water.
It will also help to prevent static cling in the dryer.
1 oz. Castile soap, 1 cup washing powder
available in laundry aisle
1 cup baking soda, 1 cup white vinegar.
Fill washer with water and add each
ingredient In the order given .
Launder as usual.
Herbal Cleaning chart
Herbal essential oils can pump up your homemade cleaning formulas
Antibacterial: chamomile, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, marjoram, orange, rosemary, sage, thyme
Antiviral: cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, oregano, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme,
Antifungal: eucalyptus, lavender, myrtle, patchouli, savory, tea tree, thyme
Dip a rag into white vinegar and simply wipe off.
For stubborn mildew, spray on vinegar
let sit for a few minutes then wipe.
You can try this prepacked cleaner: Seventh Generation, Shower Cleaner / Sanitizer Natural Citrus Scent 32 Ounces
Windows and Mirrors
1 cup water plus 1 Tbs. lemon juice or just spray on white vinegar.
Fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and either white vinegar or lemon juice and a few drops of castile soap.
Mix 2 Tbs. dish soap, 2 tsp. borax and 1 qt. warm water.
Spread mixture inside oven let sit for 20- minutes the scrub with a scouring pad.
Pour ½ cup baking soda into drain followed by
1 cup white vinegar, once the fizzing stops pour in the boiling water to finish the job.
premade: Drainbo Drain Cleaner 32 oz (946 ml)
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