Sunday, September 5, 2010

Green and Frugal Homemade House Cleaning

Green Homemade Natural House Cleaning Cleaners
    Green Homemade Natural House Cleaning Cleaners

    Environmentally friendly, natural homemade cleaners:

    Most modern synthetic cleaning products are based on age-old formulas using
natural ingredients that were passed down through the generations  because the chemistry was right. Going back to the original naturally derived ingredients is a way to make cleaning products that work, don’t pollute and save you money.

 Most are found in your kitchen cupboards. Mix and match with well-chosen and environmentally friendly green cleaning products found in health food stores, and you can easily and simply transform your home into a non-toxic and healthy haven.

    Non-toxic green house cleaning can give you a deep feeling of gratification in

    knowing that your family’s health is protected, and that your home is a

    place for your bodies to rest and recuperate rather than promote harm.

    Homemade Window Cleaner

    1/4-1/2 teaspoon liquid detergent

    3 tablespoons vinegar

    2 cups water

    Spray bottle

 Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, and use as you would a commercial brand. The soap in this recipe is important.

 It cuts the wax residue from the commercial brands you might have used in the past.

    All Purpose Homemade Spray Cleaner
    1/2 teaspoon washing soda

    A dab of liquid soap

    2 cups hot tap water

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved.

    Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.

    Non-toxic Mold Cleaning

    Tea Tree Oil: Nothing natural works for mold and mildew as well as this spray.

 I’ve used it successfully on a moldy ceiling from a leaking roof, on a musty bureau, a musty rug, and a moldy shower curtain. Tea tree oil is expensive, but a little goes a very long way.

Note that the smell of tea tree oil is very strong, but it will dissipate in a few days.

    2 teaspoons tea tree oil

    2 cups water

    Combine in a spray bottle, shake to blend, and spray on problem areas.

    Do not rinse. Makes two cups.

    Vinegar Spray

    Straight vinegar reportedly kills 82 percent of mold.

    Pour some white distilled vinegar straight into a spray bottle, spray on the

    moldy area, and let set without rinsing if you can put up with the

    smell. It will dissipate in a few hours.

    Source Annie B. Bond

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