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Green Tip Tuesday – Making your own cleaners!

The start of Green Tip Tuesday is going to be a list of lots of household products you can MAKE using things that you most likely have in your home already! Let’s get rid of those chemicals and use non-toxic cleaners in our homes!

ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER
Combine the following in a spray bottle: 1/2 teaspoon washing soda a dab of liquid soap and 2 cups hot tap water. Shake this combination until the washing soda dissolves. Apply to the area to be cleaned and wipe with a cloth.

CREAMY SOFT SCRUBBER
This is super simple! Pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl and add enough liquid soap or detergent to make a texture similar to that of frosting. That’s it! Then, you just put the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface. This is great for cleaning the bathtub because it rinses easily and doesn’t leave gritty film.

WINDOW CLEANER
Another super easy mixture! Just combine 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of liquid soap or detergent with 3 tablespoons of vinegar and two cups of water and put in a spray bottle to use like you would any window cleaner you buy at the store.

OVEN CLEANER
This takes a bit longer, but is worth it to not use all the chemicals you find in store-bought cleaners. You just need one cup of baking soda, water and a tiny bit of liquid soap or detergent. To start, sprinkle the water over the bottom of the oven and then cover it with baking soda to the point of it looking all white. Sprinkle more water on top and then let it sit overnight. In the morning it will be easy to wipe out the mess because it will have loosened quite a bit. Once you wipe it out, put a bit of soap on a cloth and wipe clean. If you still have a mess in the morning you didn’t use enough baking soda and water.

FURNITURE POLISH
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (or vinegar) in a glass jar (old jelly jars or baby food jars are perfect for this!) Dip a soft rag into the mixture and wipe onto wood surfaces.

These are all super easy to make and use! You will feel much better knowing that you are promoting a healthy enviroment in your home. Knowing what is in your cleaners makes you feel a lot better too! (it makes me feel good anyway!) Let me know how they work for you!

Happenings at Mama on a Green Mission this week!
Here's to a new week and a new posting schedule...

Comments

  1. These are great!! Thanks! Do you have a dishwasher soap recipe to share? 🙂

  2. lacroixfamily says:

    Great tips! Thanks!

    I also love using a lemon (just cut it in half and use it directly) on hardwater residue on faucets, etc. Works wonders!

    Oh and white wine to help get rid of red wine stains. Organic wine, of course. 😉

  3. great tips, thanks! following you back from the blog hop!

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