Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DIY Eco-Friendly Natural All Purpose Cleaner

My goal is to clean green in my home. I started by making an all purpose cleaner, mainly for the kitchen counter and cupboard doors. Everything here is white and requires constant maintenance, which truthfully doesn't always happen. 

I filled one spray bottle with a simple mixture of water and vinegar, which can be used first to cut grease and disinfect if needed. I filled another spray bottle with two cups water, 2 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp castile soap infused with eycalyptus and spearmint (which not only smell great, but are also antibacterial). It smells so much better than the off-the-shelf chemically loaded stuff. And I'm not polluting the water or air with contaminants. Baking soda, castille soap and vinegar are cheap and I can continue to reuse the same spray bottles. A healthier home and environment at minimal cost. 

1 comment :

  1. We use vinegar for cleaning everything, mostly because we don’t want the dogs (we have 5, one with a bad liver) to be anywhere near the chemicals that most cleaners have in them. I tend to use a 50/50 mix of vinegar and water, but we also add a few drops of lemon oil (essential oil, not fragrance oil). It smells better and, I’m told, the lemon oil has some additional antibacterial qualities!


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