Thursday, January 08, 2009

Green Clean Cleansers

Cleaning basics are castille soap, baking soda, vinegar, borax and water. Furniture polish may be made by stirring Lavender oil into the mix.

The Heavy Hitters

CASTILE SOAPS: Cleans everything

HERBS and ESSENTIAL OILS: These are a great help for disinfecting and fragrance. Choose from lavender, tea tree, lemon or oregano.

VINEGAR: Cuts grease, removes stains and is an excellent water softener.

BAKING SODA: An all-purpose, non-toxic cleaner. Cleans, deodorizes, removes stains and softens fabrics.

BORAX: A natural mineral that kills mold and bacteria. An alternative to bleach, it deodorizes, removes stains and boosts the cleaning power of soap. Please note safety precautions at the bottom of this page.

All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

  • 2 teaspoon borax
  • 4 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 cup castile soap
  • One pipette of essential oil
  • Hot water (enough to fill bottle)

Fill bottle 1/4 full with hot water then add borax. Shake to completely dissolve borax. Next add vinegar, home soap, and 20-25 drops essential oil. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water. Gently shake mixture before each use.

Mark Each Bottle As You Make a New Mixture


Criação de Sites said...

I will try to make the mixture the next time!

Anonymous said...

There are a number of Organic recipes listed here

CyberCelt said...

@c de sites-It works. I use it at home.

@anon-I checked out that site, but ammonia and bleach are not my idea of organic natural cleaners.


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