Many store-bought cleaners contain dangerous chemicals, are packaged in petroleum-based products and contribute to greenhouse gas emissions due to the extensive production, packaging and transportation process.
Common household products like vinegar, baking soda, lemons, nutmeg and cinnamon can be transformed into safe, effective cleaning products:
· 1/2 cup white vinegar
· 1/4 cup baking soda
· 5-10 drops essential oil(s) of choice
· 1-2 gallons hot water
Mix ingredients well, stirring until dissolved. Mop or scrub floors as usual.
· 3/4 cup white vinegar
· 1 DROP Dawn liquid soap
· Fill remainder of bucket with hot water.
Wash windows with a soft reusable rag. Squeegee clean. (Best when done on a grey day). No squeegee? No problem! Used newspapers work great for this job.
· 1/4 cup lemon juice
· 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
· 10 drops tea tree essential oil
· 5 drops sweet orange essential oil
· 2 cups hot water.
Mix ingredients well. Use a funnel to place in a spray bottle. Spray onto surfaces and wipe clean with a soft fabric towel.