Tuesday, July 3, 2012

DIY Green Cleaning...Natural and Cheap Cleaning Recipes

Here are some recipes for safe and non-toxic cleaners for your home that will get great results at a fraction of the price.  Best of all, you may already have all the ingredients in your home.  Happy Cleaning!

Windows & Mirrors

White Distilled Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Mix 2 tbsp of vinegar to 1 gallon of water.  Pour into a spray bottle and it's ready for use.  Spray on windows and mirrors and scrub with newspaper which doesn't leave any streaking as paper towels do.

Clogged Drains

Baking Soda
Boiling Water
White Distilled Vinegar

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into clogged drain followed by 2 cups of boiling water.  For very clogged drains.  Pour 1/2 cup vinegar after the baking soda and cover while it bubbles and works it's magic, then follow it by pouring 1 gallon boiling water.

Floor Cleaner

Dish washing Liquid
White Distilled Vinegar

 Mix a solution of 3 drops dish washing liquid to 1/3 part white distilled vinegar, 1/3 part alcohol, and 1/3 part water. Spray sparingly and mop.

To Kill Germs

Spray full strength white distilled vinegar to doorknobs and wipe dry.

Shine Chrome Sink Fixtures
(remove lime buildup)

Distilled Vinegar
Table Salt

Make a paste from 2 tbsp of salt with 1 tsp of vinegar and clean.

Much Safer Oven Cleaner
Baking Soda

Make a paste from baking soda and water and coat the inside of the oven and leave overnight.  Put on gloves and scour, then wipe with a moist glove.

Keep me posted if you try any of these or if you already use some of your own recipes!
For more cleaning recipes and info:

Cleaning with Vinegar
10 Ingredients for homemade cleaning


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    ~ Jessica

    1. Thanks! They are wonderful aren't they and cheap!!!!!! I will go on your blog now takeitlikeamommy! Thanks!

  2. Having this alternative upon cleaning our own home do helps a lot. Especially on mommy's who wants to protect children from those hazardous chemicals... But most of all for those mommy's who has a tight budget, do saves a lot...

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