Homemade non-toxic cleaning products have great appeal for those who want to trade a little elbow grease in return for healthier green cleaning supplies.
Not only will it spare you and your family exposure to dangerous toxins commonly emitted from conventional house cleaning products, but making your own green cleaning kit will save you money.
And lest you worry about the efficiency of natural cleaning products, many homemade cleaning recipes today are every effective. Not all, mind you, but it is important to target the particular house cleaning job with the right recipe.
If you’re a novice at green cleaning or you have lots of experience in how to make non-toxic cleaning products for your home, it’s always good to have a good, basic green cleaning kit around when you need it.
Here’s one you can make for under $10 and may even be able to use some items you already have around the house.
Be sure to have a handy organizer in which to store your kit and don’t forget to label each product you make.
That’s pretty much it!
So here goes with your recipes and suggested applications for your 7 piece homemade non-toxic cleaning kit:
Baking soda, Washing soda, White distilled vinegar, A good liquid soap or detergent, Tea tree oil, 6 clean spray bottles, 2 glass jars with lids, Sticky labels for each container
CREAMY SOFT SCRUBBER
Pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl, and add enough natural liquid detergent to make a texture like frosting. Scoop the mixture onto a sponge, and wash the surface.
ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER
Combine 1/2 teaspoon washing soda, a dab of natural liquid soap, 2 cups hot tap water. Put ingredients in a spray bottle and shake until the washing soda has dissolved. Apply and wipe off with a sponge or rag.
MOLD/SOAP SCUM CLEANER
Combine 2 teaspoons tea tree oil, 2 cups water in a spray bottle, shake to blend. Spray on problem areas. Do not rinse. Makes two cups.
Combine 1/4-1/2 teaspoon liquid natural detergent, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 2 cups water, Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit. Use as you would a commercial brand.
Take 1 cup or more baking soda, water, a squirt or two of liquid detergent. Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven, then cover the grime with enough baking soda that the surface is totally white. Sprinkle some more water over the top. Let the mixture set overnight.
Keep a clean spray bottle filled with straight 5 percent vinegar in your kitchen near your cutting board and in your bathroom and use them for cleaning. Vinegar is also great for cleaning the toilet rim.
Add 1/2 teaspoon oil, olive, 1/4 cup vinegar or fresh lemon juice together in a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously, then pour ingredients in a glass jar. Dab a soft rag into the solution and wipe onto wood surfaces. Cover the glass jar and store indefinitely. Shake jar when ready to use again. Best used on solid wood furniture, cabinets, and wood trim that is not laminated or has a sealed finish.
You can always substitute certain ingredients if you don’t like the odors. Be sure, however, to only replace an ingredient with a natural, non-toxic house cleaning substitute in order to keep your kit green and healthy!
After you have assembled your new cleaning kit, label each one to avoid confusion.
And always…be creative!
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