Clean Green!

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Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of your store bought kitchen cleaner or bathroom spray?  It’s kind of scary to see all the chemicals you’re releasing in to your home each time you clean your house.  It doesn’t have to be that way, though!  Truth to be told, making your own natural cleaners is SUPER easy and very inexpensive.  All you really need are 4 main ingredients:

White vinegar

Baking soda

Salt

Borax powder

Once you have them, you are ready to go.  Here are 4 of my favorite natural cleaner recipes that are perfect for all that spring cleaning that’s probably on your agenda :-)

All purpose Cleaner

Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.  Shake it up and you’re ready to clean.  The only surface I wouldn’t use it on is marble.

Rug Deodorizer

Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet or rug.  Vacuum after 30-40 minutes.

Scouring Powder

Pour 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt and 1 part borax powder in to a jar.  Cover the jar and shake to mix.  Lightly wet the surface you want to clean with water.  Sprinkle powder on and let sit 10 minutes.  Scrub with a brush until clean and then rinse with water.

Glass/Window Cleaner

Combine 1/3 cup vinegar, 1 tsp of your favorite liquid soap and 2 cups of water in to a spray bottle.  Shake and you’re ready to clean!

Do you make your own cleaning solutions?  If so, share your recipe!

3 Comments on “Clean Green!

  1. Very helpful. I would add, don’t use vinegar on any stone surface like countertops. Our granite tops dull and etch with anything acidic. But, for everything else – marvelous.

  2. A really easy soft scrub – baking soda mixed with dish soap (any natural dish soap you like will work). Smells good and works like a charm! Just put a small amount of baking soda into a container and add soap and stir until you get a gooey paste. Then smear it on and scrub away!

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