Check out these super simple recipes to make all natural environmentally friendly cleaners! They are easy to make, easy on the earth and easy on your wallet.
Why waste your money on “antibacterial” cleaners whose active ingredients have been linked to thyroid damage, water pollution, and the emergence of drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA? Instead, kill germs and get results with these natural homemade solutions.
All-purpose Natural Vinegar Solution
• 9 parts water
• 1 part white vinegar
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and clean away! For particularly nasty messes, such as a countertop after you’ve handled raw meat on it, squirt straight white vinegar on the surface, and follow with a squirt of hydrogen peroxide to knock out virtually all germs. (Remember to do a spot test first to make certain the surface doesn’t discolor or otherwise react.)
Great for: Windows and mirrors
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
• 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil, which gives the solution a lovely smell (optional)
Combine ingredients and store in a spray bottle. Spray on a paper towel or soft cloth first, then on the glass.
Hint: Don’t clean windows on a hot, sunny day because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks.
Bathroom Mold Remover
Mold in bathroom tile grout is a common problem and can be a health concern. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide (3%) with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas with mold. Wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and look for more natural cleaning product recipes during Earth Day Month!