Safe Cleaning Products
Homemade Cleaning Products
If you really want to tread lightly upon our Mother Earth, a good place to begin is to stop buying the chemicals you use to clean your home and car. These all end up in our water supply and ultimately poison our lakes and shores. Here are all safe alternatives to common household cleaning prodcuts:
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Clean up quickly with baking soda. Let it soak in well then wipe away.
Equal parts borax and washing soda. Use extra washing soda if you have hard water
1 cup white vinegar to 2 gallons of water.
2tbslp liquid dish soap and 1 tblsp borax mixed in a spray bottle. Let soakm in one hour and then scrub.
TUB AND TILE:
1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup white vinegar, 5 cups water.
baking soda mixed with dish soap or phosphate-free laundry detergent. Scrub with brush.
Mix washing soda with water and spread thinly.
SPOT STAIN REMOVER:
Use a bar soap as a pre-treat.
BLEACH FOR LAUNDRY:
Use borax instead.
1/3 cup washing soda, 1/2 cup soap powder, 1/2 cup vinegar. Add as machine is filling.
WAXED WOOD POLISH:
1/2 cup paraffin wax and 1/4 cup vinegar.
One part lemon juice to two parts olive oil.
Use Worstershire Sauce.
Rub with lemon juice ans salt.
Vinegar ans salt. Rub well.
1/2 cup ammonia
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup baking soda
1/2 gallon of water
1 cup borax to one gallon water
1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 cup vinegar, Rinse after 15 minutes with boiling water. Do this twice a week.
One part vinegar to 5 parts water.
Use walnut oil.
DESCALING KETTLES, IRONS AND SHOWER HEADS:
Use one part vinegar to two parts water.