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{Green Cleaning} DIY Eco-friendly Cleaners

November 28, 2009 | Filled Under Green Cleaning

green-cleaning_recipeWhen it comes to cleaning our homes there are many different DIY recipes for eco-friendly home cleaners. Making your own cleaning products not only saves you money but they are also earth-friendly, given they are made without chemicals. Using common household goods can create green cleaning products that are tough on cleaning and safe to our lungs and planet. You will be amazed at the cleaning power behind baking soda and vinegar!

Here are my favorite homemade green cleaning products and recipes.

{Green Glass Cleaner}
You need…

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cup water

Mix together in a spray bottle and use to clean windows. If you are not a big fan of vinegar, you can increase the lemon juice to cover the vinegar smell.

{Green All-Purpose Cleaner}
You need…

  • 1 2/3 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of castile soap (sold in most stores with other soaps)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tbsp of vinegar
  • Bottle with Flip Top

Mix the baking soda and soap in a bowl with a fork. Mix in the water and the vinegar last. Once all mixed, put into your squeezable bottle and shake well. If the mixture is really think you can add additional water.

{Green Drain Cleaner}
You need…

  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • boiling water

For a stopped up drain, pour baking soda into the drain and then the vinegar. Let it sit in the drain and fizz for several minutes. While the mixture fizzes, boil a half gallon of water. When your water comes to a boil, pour it down the drain. You can repeat if needed. NOTE: Do not use after commercial drain cleaners have been used.

If you would like to add some scent to your cleaners, simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.

{Green Pet Carpet Cleaner}
You need…

  • Vinegar
  • Water

To remove pet stains from carpet such as urine, add 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water into the steam machine. Steam clean carpets as usual with just water and vinegar. The vinegar breaks down the urine smell left in carpet.

Do you know of any other homemade green cleaning recipes? If so, please share them!

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Comments

4 Responses to “{Green Cleaning} DIY Eco-friendly Cleaners”
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    Kath Vent says:

    It is such a simple method to make your own cleaning products. It eliminates not only products that are full of chemicals, but the manufacturing that goes with the extra product. Great article.

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    upvc windows says:

    I can also add another idea for cleaning fridges. Lemon and baking soda. The baking soda is the paste and lemon the ingredient for cleaning. I also leave left over lemon in fridge to remove any residue smells. It works wonders.

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    Terry Allen says:

    I have used the vinegar and water in my steam machine for a while now and it really works! My house might smell like vinegar for a few hours after use, but It kills any pet stains in the carpet.

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