Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Cleaning Without Harmful Chemicals
One of the first attempts I made to rid our house of harmful chemicals, and save money while doing it, was replacing the harmful chemical cleaners in our house. I wanted something more natural, that cleaned just as well, and didn't cost more than the .50 bottles of Lysol or Windex I could pick up with coupons.
After trying a few recipes, we have found a few that we love.
Here are the ingredients and instructions on how to make our favorites.
All Purpose Cleaner
1 tsp Washing Soda
1 tsp Dish Soap (Seventh Generation - Lavender)
Fill container with hot water
Fill bottle half way with hot water, and half way with white vinegar.
Add 5-10 drops Essential Oil (We use Orange as an extra disinfectant)
*we use this mostly in the kitchen. Takes a while to get used to the vinegar smell, but now we associate it with cleaning.
Fill bottle half way with rubbing alcohol, and half way with water
*The smell of the alcohol is a little strong, make sure the room you are cleaning is well ventilated
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