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Natural Home Cleaning Tips (with video)

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Natural Home Cleaning Tips (with video)

Is it crowded under your sink with bottles of cleaning products? Healthy cleaning at home starts with some basic ingredients that keep toxins at bay, the EcoNest sparkling and your pocketbook happy.

Below are great tips for creating pure and natural cleaning products for your home. These tips and recipes were found on Eco Etsy, and submitted by SimplyNu. Below are some links to Care2 articles about natural cleaning and a YouTube video that shows how to make some basic cleaners. Check it out!

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Ingredients

Baking soda: An all-purpose cleaner. Especially effective on glass coffee pots and glassware, baking soda also removes red-wine stains from carpeting. A paste (made with water) can shine stainless steel and silver and can remove tea stains from cups and saucers. Make a paste by mixing baking soda with a Castile or vegetable-based liquid soap and a drop of essential oil (tea tree or lavender) to clean sinks, countertops, toilets and tubs. To clear a clogged drain, pour 1 cup down the sink followed by 3 cups of boiling water.

Boiling water: Use weekly to flush drains and avoid clogs.

Coarse salt: Cleans copper pans and scours cookware. Sprinkle salt on fresh spills in the oven, then wipe off. Sprinkle salt on rust stains and squeeze a lime or lemon over them, let sit for several hours and wipe off.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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4:24PM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thanks , good advise !

2:36AM PDT on Apr 6, 2011

If you want your home to be maintained in a clean and proper way for you, you can trust http://anewapproachcleaning.com.

2:17AM PDT on Jul 20, 2010

thanks.

1:31PM PDT on Jun 28, 2010

great, thanks a lot!

11:59AM PDT on Jun 6, 2010

thanks for the information

4:12AM PDT on May 24, 2010

Great article!! Thanks Ronnie!!

Have a good day everyone!!
:)

11:18AM PDT on May 23, 2010

You forgot white vinegar!

7:06PM PDT on May 20, 2010

I started using baking powder to clean the sink because I ran out of the chemical cleaner. I thought it worked great and I am thankful someone else agrees.

I will definately look into the oils ... especially the lavender ... I'm a big fan of lavender.

5:12PM PDT on May 19, 2010

I love that little video!

3:22PM PDT on May 11, 2010

thank you!

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