Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simple Recipes for Cleaning Your House

Posted by Green Team at 3:02 PM
Here are some quick and easy recipes to clean your house and they work great too!


*This cleaner works wonders. It cuts grease better than any other commercial product I ever used. Just be careful because the Borax is toxic. I have known people that just eliminate the Borax and use a little elbow grease to make it work.

Liquid soap or detergent (I use Dr. Bronners)
White Distilled water
Purified water (though I use tap water)
Essential Oils for Fragrance (optional)

Additional Items:
A 16oz spray bottle

  • Mix 2 tablespoons vinegar with 1 teaspoon borax.
  • Fill the bottle with hot water.
  • Add 1/4 cup liquid soap or 1/8 cup liquid detergent last
  • Scent with 10-15 drops of essential oil


*This cleaner is amazing on soap scum. I had used commercial products to try and get the soap scum off that we get because of hot water and NONE worked as well as this cleaner.

Baking Soda
Liquid Soap (I use Dr. Bronners)
White Distilled Vinegar

Additional Items:
A 16 oz squeeze bottle or I like to use a pint size wide mouth ball jar. You can use the quart size but it is difficult to get to the bottom if you have bigger hands.

  • Mix 1 2/3 cups baking soda with 1/2 cup liquid soap
  • Dilute with 1/2 cup water
  • Add 2 tablespoons Vinegar last (it will foam and is fun for kids to watch)
  • Mix until lumps are gone and if it does not run easily into your container add more water
*I generally make a double batch of this. Also if it dries out you can just add water and it works great.

What other kinds of cleaners would you like to know about and I will gladly post more?


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