Green Cleaning Tips and Recipes

I’m passionate about being chemical free and I wholeheartedly believe that reducing my exposure to toxic chemicals from household cleaning products has helped me on the road to optimal health.

Many common household cleaners contribute to indoor air pollution, are poisonous if ingested, and can be harmful if inhaled or touched. In fact, some cleaners are among the most toxic products found in the home!  Also, many household chemicals do not break down during waste water treatment and end up in our waterways threatening water quality for fish and other wildlife.

That’s why I decided to learn how to make my own household cleaners.  Being green is simple, good for your health and the environment, AND saves you money!  It’s simple, all you need are a few natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and a little elbow grease!

Green Cleaning Recipes

Tile and Grout Bleaching

  • ¼ c 40% vol. thick white peroxide(breaks down into water and oxygen) – purchase at any beauty supply store.
  • ¼ c baking soda
  • 2 drops melaleuca oil
  • 2 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops lavender oil

Can add water to change consistency. Mix together and apply with small brush, spray bottle. Leave for 30 min. Scrub with toothbrush and rinse clean. Wear gloves.

All Purpose Cleaner

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 Tbls white vinegar
  • ½ tsp dish soap
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Mix baking soda, water and dish soap together with lemon oil in a container. Add vinegar. Mix. Pour into spray bottle. Clean.

Glass Window Cleaner

  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 3 drops lemon essential oil

Pour ingredients into spray bottle and shake to blend.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • 1 ½ c white vinegar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 5 drops melaleuca

Mix baking soda and salt together. Add oils to vinegar. Spray into toilet bowl and add powder. Let stand for 10 min. Scrub with brush.

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