Friday, August 3, 2012


 #56 I got this from There are a bunch of these simple recipes out there for effective and environmentally friendly cleaners. And they smell better than that sweet smell of ammonia and Clorox.

How to Make Your Own Household Cleaners

Commercial household cleaners can be expensive, abrasive and nasty for the environment. Here are a few recipes for you to make your own eco-friendly household cleaners. 
Surface and General Purpose Cleaner
2  cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of soap flakes
3 tablespoons of vinegar 
A few drops of essential oil like teatree, orange or vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Use for counter tops, bathrooms and kitchens. 
Window and Glass Cleaner
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid
3 tablespoons of vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a spary bottle and shake well. Spray on glass or mirrors and wipe off with newspaper. 
Toilet Cleaner
Sprinkle bi-carb soda around the toilet bowl and leave to soak. Add a little dishwashing liquid and a few drops of essential oil and scrub with toilet brush. 
1/4 cup of laundry powder
1 tablespoon of Borax
1 cup of hot water
1/4 cup pine oil or pine-based cleaner
Slowly add ingredients to water and mix. Pour into spray bottle. Use in the bathroom for the toilet and shower. 
Carpet Deodoriser
Break open some green tea bags and scatter the leaves on the floor, Leave for fifteen minutes, then vacuum.
By: from August 9, 2011

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