How To Make Easy Household Cleaners
Keep these homemade-cleaning-supplies on your grocery list and whip up your own homemade-cleaning-recipes.
These non-toxic-cleaning concoctions have become quite popular, but some don't really feel something is truly clean unless there are chemicals involved in the process. My husband is one of these people. If it isn't comet, it isn't any good.
Actually, chemicals leave a residue that the dirt attaches itself to and surfaces get dirtier even quicker.
The good news is that many of these supplies are probably in
your kitchen cupboard or refrigerator. If you are willing to
take the time to make some non-toxic-cleaning recipes for use around the home, it's quite easy.
They are much cheaper than buying the typical store-bought
products and as mentioned will require a bit of your time to mix up in batches. But once mixed, you will have them on hand and you are good to go.
Keep These Homemade-Cleaning-Supplies
Non-toxic, scours well, natural deodorizer
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Deodorizes, inhibits mold growth
Fights natural bacteria, an acidic cleanser
A nice deodorizer
Breaks down protein, and can be purchased at
Health food stores. To remove chocolate from a
rug or upholstered furniture, grind the pepsin
and mix with water to make a paste. Rub in the
paste and let sit a few hours. Wipe away.
Liquid, flakes or bar form, great for plumbing fixtures
TEA TREE OIL
Deodorizes, disinfects, cuts mold and mildew
Optional but nice for scent - orange, peppermint, rosemary
Removes ink from ceramic tile, clothes
and laminate counters
Natural Antiseptic, works well in bathrooms
Wipes soap scum, mildew, grease, waxy build-ups
Vinegar is an absolute must for your list of
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Tea Tree Oil Makes A Great Addition to Your Supplies
Here is a sample of just what you can do with some of these supplies.
Cleaning The Microwave
2 slices of lemon or 1 tblsp. lemon juice
in a cup of water. Microwave on high 30 seconds, wipe down with
a dry rag.
You can do this without the lemon, if you prefer.
Or, leave out the lemon, and substitute vanilla or almond
Liquid Dish Soap
1/4 cup soap flakes grated from a bar.
Dissolve this item in 2 cups hot water.
Add 1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/2 tsp. lemon or tea-tree oil
Let cool. Store in a squeeze container.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
Shake gently, store in a glass spray bottle.
Store in a cool dark place.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
2/3 cup borax
1/3 cup lemon juice
Let sit for 1 hour in bowl and flush.
Multi-purpose Bath Cleaner
1 1/2 pints water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 tsp. household ammonia
1 tsp. liquid soap
1 tsp. lemon juice
Spray and wipe with a damp cloth.
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Organic Dishwashing Liquid
will protect your hands from skin irritants.
Consider switching to an
Organic Laundry Detergent
or combination of basic kitchen ingredients to prolong the life of your wardrobe, be gentle on your skin, and protect the environment as well.
Tips For Storage of Your Homemade-Cleaning-Recipes
Keep spray bottles, glass jars and pails handy for keeping your
pastes and sprays in that you will make up. An empty windex bottle works best as vinegar degrades ordinary plastic eventually.
Have toothbrushes handy for scrubbing faucets and grout.
Clean with washable and reusable rags rather than paper towel.
A good supply of sponges.
An old metal cheese grater for grating bars of soap.
Cut your SOS pads in half; gets double the use, and sharpens your scissors at the same time!
for all of your specific carpet cleaning needs.
General Green Cleaning Tips
Use a damp cloth to collect toxic household dust. It won't be let back into the air.
Keep any conventional cleaners that you still may have, out of the children's rooms.
Chlorine is vaporized by hot water and released into your air. Use chlorine-free dishwater products.
Keep microfibre cloths in your homemade-cleaning-supplies kit.
You are really helping to reduce your carbon footprint by
using natural homemade-cleaning-supplies mainly because there will be
no additional chemicals released into the air.
Your air at home will be much easier to breathe and less harmful
to your family, your pets, and you.
The quality of what you are breathing indoors especially after dusting is important too.
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