Cleaning Missions

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Eco Friendly Cleaners

My mission of this post is to show you all the great possibilities of economically friendly cleaning. With having a 1 year old who will soon be walking I do not want my home full of chemicals that he can get into. Nor is it safe to work with chemicals at the same time. Not only that but cleaning supplies can become expensive as well. Here are some great ways to clean and sanitize your home without all the chemicals and high prices.
The most popular ingredients I found to have on hand is white distilled vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and dawn dish soap. Just look at all those ingredients, you could eat all but the dish soap (well you could if you wanted but it won't taste great)

The Recipes:
Homemade All Purpose Cleaner:
Use a spray bottle for any of these combination's.

Lemon Juice - Use 1/2 part lemon juice to 1/2 part cool water.

Vinegar - Add 1/2 part vinegar to 1/2 part cool water.

Tea Tree Oil
- Add 15 drops of tea tree oil to your spray bottle of water.

You can even combine all of the above to make a homemade all purpose cleaner:
1/2 vinegar to 1/2 water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
15 drops tea tree oil

Shower Cleaners
Weekly Shower Cleaning Scrub
Pour 1 to 2 cups of baking soda into a bowl, and slowly stir in drops of liquid dish detergent until you reach the desired consistency. You want a firm cream with a little baking soda grit left behind. Using a sponge or scrubber, smear this over shower walls, doors and crevices. Wipe clean with wet cloth.
Daily Shower Spray
A simple vinegar and water combination will break up soap scum and kill bacteria. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle (2 cups of each will last a long time), and shake lightly to mix ingredients. Spray this mixture on the walls, cracks and crevices of your shower once daily or after

Oven cleaner:
6 Tablespoons baking soda
4 Drops dish soap
4 Tablespoons white vinegar
Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Scrub with mixture as needed. Wipe clean with wet cloth.

Tile and Glass Cleaner
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp mild liquid detergent
2 cups very hot tap water
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well. Spray onto tiles and glass surfaces, rinse with a sponge. Label the bottle. Keeps indefinitely.

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