Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Going Green - day 2

Next in the mini-series,


Make your own cleaners from natural products. They are better for the environment. Plus, you will reuse the same plastic spray bottle or bucket, thereby reducing waste by not having to throw away the empty bottles of commercial cleaners.(We'll talk more about replacing and reusing in another post.) Also, buy your natural base ingredients in bulk so you have less empty containers to dispose of when these products are empty.

What kind of natural products?

Baking soda- Sprinkle in your rugs to deodorize them. Dissolve 4 tablespoons in 1 quart warm water for a general cleaner, or use more to make a paste to clean tile and grout.

Borax- kills mold and bacteria. Mix 2 tablespoons with 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 2 cups or hot water and combine in a spray bottle for an all purpose cleaner.

Vinegar- Use it to remove soap scum or film on bathtubs and showers. Use it diluted or undiluted to clean glass.

Do some research on green cleaners or these items listed and you will find a ton of uses for these natural products.

1 comment:

  1. Does Dr Pepper count as "green"? My hubby swears by a can of regular Dr Pepper to clean our stove top and grill - canned, of course, and we recycle the empties. :-)


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