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Natural Cleaning 101: Ingredients & Recipes

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, home, natural cleaning )

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You've heard it before: One of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do for your home health--and the environment--is to replace toxic household cleaning products with a natural, green version.

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Elle B (84)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:22 am
Thank-you for posting.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:37 am
Thanks for the info; very helpful!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:10 am
I use lemon+vinegar 4 everything...and both work miracles! Thanks

. (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:18 am

Kit B (276)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:30 am

Add some baking soda to vinegar, pour down the drain and after about 10 minutes flush with boiling water, do this about one a month and you will not have clogged drains, (and garbage disposal) cleaner, safer and cheaper than those nasty things one can buy. I have not found anything that can not be cleaned with some vinegar, lemon and sometimes add some baking soda. Combine vinegar 1/2 c and 1/4 c baking for washing clothes, both are going to get your clothes clean (even diapers) and soft.
Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar for really tough stains. These two will save you a TON of money, help the environment and clean whatever you need cleaned - even grease.

. (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:30 am
It's amazing that 120 years ago, people were using products that today are still most effective.
One caution about the olive oil and furniture...USE IT IN VERY SMALL AMOUNTS. You would be better off with lemon oil; it absorbs better, and gives a better shine.

Kay M (347)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:46 am
good stuff.

S S (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Thank you.

Winn A (179)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:37 pm

Debra G (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:57 pm
While looking at new countertops, I learned that acids (vinegar, lemon juice, wine) on unsealed granite leaves pits and stains. And most people do not reveal their granite after 3-5 years. Cleaning with oil-based cleaners is better if your granite isn't sealed.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:44 pm
Thanks--I did not realise that many people did not know these tips.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:57 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Azaima A (207)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:43 pm
heloise lives on

greenplanet e (155)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:43 pm
Anyone had any luck with lemon juice, and/or salt, or clove oil getting a little mould off (cream/white) curtains (it's been humid).


Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:40 am

Danuta W (1248)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:48 am

Karen Chestney (112)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 2:34 am
Thanks for all these great tips I;ll be sure to try some of them.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:00 am

Manuela Gewert (88)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 5:02 am
Vielen Dank Cher, viele gute Tipps :)

Lindsay K (6)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 7:59 am
Thanks for sharing - useful info. Thanks to Kit, too!

Gvapo T (22)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 2:05 pm
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