Take a look under your sink and in your cabinets. You might have noticed that you have a lot of cleaning products that can be toxic for you and the environment. Take a closer look and you will probably find all the ingredients you need to make your own cleaning supplies. Our great-grandmothers didn’t have fancy aerosol bottles full of chemicals and scrubbing bubbles to keep their house spic-and-span — and you might not need them either.
A simple solution of vinegar and water can be used in a spray bottle to cut grease on surfaces like your stove and the countertops. Vinegar and water is also a perfect solution to clean floors, windows, and the refrigerator and freezer. To clear a clog in the bathroom drain, use white vinegar and baking soda to break up whatever might be stuck in your drain. Baking soda and fine steel wool can help remove dirt from the grout in the tub and shower, around the sink fixtures, and in other places where dirt tends to collect.
There are a few tips to help you get your home spotless without breathing toxic air or spending a lot of cash.
Here are other resources for Green Cleaning Recipes:
- Make your own housecleaning products
- The Easiest Green Cleaning Recipes You Can Make at Home
- HOW TO: Make Your Own Eco, Kid-Safe Cleaning Supplies