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Are Your Cleaning Products Clean… or Green?

When it comes to cleaning your home, it’s important to know what you’re using, touching and breathing in. Most brands you find in the stores are loaded with chemicals and ingredients which can be harmful over time to you and your pets.


And, while lots of products claim to be “natural” or “organic,” knowing the difference between products that are truly organic, nontoxic, and better for the environment and those that simply claim to be “green” can require a level of expertise most of us don’t have.

The best way to clean your home with chemical-free products is to make your own! It’s easy, more cost effective, and completely safe. Get yourself some reusable glass bottles with caps, spray bottles, labels and permanent markers and create your everyday solutions with natural and non-chemical ingredients:


Liquid/Dish Soap

• 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap

• 2 cups warm water

• 2 tsp glycerine

• 2 tbsp. white vinegar

• 10 drops lavender essential oil

The lavender in this recipe makes the water smell lovely, and also has anti-bacterial properties. The scent doesn’t linger on the dishes, however.


Laundry Detergent

• 2.5kg Natural Borax Substitute

• 2kg Soda Crystals

• 500g Bicarbonate of Soda

• 3 bars of soap, grated

• 35 drops of essential oil

Be prepared for the lack of suds. It can be a little difficult to get used to, but suds don’t mean clean! You can add 1kg of chlorine free oxygenated bleach to this recipe if you have really stubborn stains to remove.


Window Cleaner

• ¼ cup of white vinegar

• 1 tbsp of cornstarch

• 2 cups of warm water

Streak free, easy to use and the cornstarch is a surprisingly effective addition to the usual vinegar/water mixture. If you can get hold of rubbing alcohol, even better!


Toilet Cleaner

• ¾ cup baking soda

• ¾ cup white vinegar

• 10 drops of tea tree oil

• 10 drops of lavender essential oils

Smells lovely and really scrubs even the most lime scale-stained toilet bowls clean.


Multi-Purpose Cleaner

• ¼ cup of white vinegar

• 1 tbsp baking soda

• 1 quart of hot water

• ½ a lemon

If you’re looking for something to clean your kitchen surfaces, bedroom furniture, bathroom and general odds and ends with then look no further! This general, all-purpose household cleaner will freshen up, scrub and naturally disinfect all in one handy mixture.

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