Monday, December 14, 2009

Make your own cleaning products-save yourself money, exposure to toxins, and help the environment at the same time!

The Best Bathroom / Kitchen / Floor Cleaner Ever:

• 2 Cups of Water (Approx.)
• 1 Tsp baking Soda
• 1 Tsp Dish Soap
• A Few Drops of Essential Oils: Lavender, Thyme, Juniper, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lemon, Orange, Eucalyptus or Clove (these are all tough on germs and grease)
• 5 Tbsp Vodka, Gin or rubbing alcohol (less "Green" choice, but works great, and is better than store-bought alternatives)
• 2 Tbsp White Vinegar

Mix Your Ingredients: Pour the baking soda, soap & vinegar into your spray bottle and give it a stir. It will fizz! Let it sit and calm for a minute before moving on. After it settles, add vodka, essential oil(s), and fill the rest of the way with water (warm water makes it mix and dissolve quicker. Shake it up and use it!

For Glass & Mirrors:
Put some Vinegar into a spray bottle. That's it! Cheap, easy and safe!
I use rubbing alcohol-it really works great (less "Green" choice, cleans so well, and is better than store-bought alternatives).

Awesome Furniture (Wood) Polisher:
• Olive Oil • White Vinegar • Orange or Lemon Essential Oil

Mix Your Ingredients: Fill a bottle halfway with Olive Oil, and the other half with Vinegar. Add some drops of Orange or Lemon Essential Oils. Polish Away!

1 comment:

kika said...

Thanks for this! Will most definitely try it next time.

Have you ever used Biokleen products? I'm using them now and find they smell great, and are a good nontoxic alternative in case people don't feel like mixing up products themselves.