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5 Effective Green Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

Cher
- 653 days ago - greenerideal.com
Residential cleaning products are notoriously toxic and unnecessarily expensive. Families can save the environment and their budget by making these simple yet effective cleaning products from home and reduce indoor pollution and exposure to potentially



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Nyack Clancy (445)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:16 am
Noted- thanks
 

Donna Hamilton (144)
Monday January 7, 2013, 7:47 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday January 7, 2013, 8:26 am
Mix one part dishwashing liquid with 5 parts white vinegar in a spray bottle.

Use it to spritz on surfaces after every shower....no soap scum, no water marks, clean all the time!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday January 7, 2013, 10:45 am
I use a lot of baking soda and white vinegar already.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:30 am
noted, thank you Cher and Pam!
 

Julie E. (364)
Monday January 7, 2013, 11:37 am
Noted. Don't forget that lemon is a disinfectant for your counter tops.
 

marlene barrett (6)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:07 pm
Thank you for the info, shared
 

Winn Adams (193)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:23 pm
Noted
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:36 pm
Great info
 

Cindy Roett (1)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:49 pm
Noted!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:30 pm
Great tips, thanks.
 

Bonnie B. (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:49 pm
Thanks, Cher, great tips. I've been using white vinegar and baking soda for years, and like Pam, keep a spray bottle with vinegar and a few drops of dish soap for cleaning (although I read that 1 part water, one part vinegar is sufficient to disinfect.) A mixture of lemon juice and olive oil is a great furniture polish and will take away water rings! A half cup of white vinegar added to the wash is also a great deodorizer and brightener! I also read that detergent is not really what gets clothes clean, it's the agitation (hence beating clothes on rocks!), sure makes companies a lot of money though, doesn't it. It does make your clean clothes smell nicer, so I use just a little in a load...and I use as old spray bottle from a stain pre-treater with a little detergent and water...works great and is not nearly as expensive.
 

James Maynard (68)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 10:07 am
I just searched for something like this the other day.
Thanks for the link.
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:15 am
TY. I use vinegar in the laundry as well. I think it helps rinse out the detergent better - less residue left. It's also good for rinsing shampoo out of hair (diluted with water of course and then rinsed again).
 
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