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DIY Natural Cleaning Products

May 19, 2012

Spring is here! Time to open the windows and do a little spring cleaning! Instead of buying expensive store cleaners, why not try making your own from simple household products? Here are a few ideas on creating your own DIY products that will save you money AND keep harsh chemicals out of your home! (Remember, test a small area first to be sure the products do NOT damage surfaces!)

WHITE VINEGAR:

Try mixing one part white vinegar and one part water in a spray bottle.  Use for cleaning sinks, tubs and toilets (avoid using straight vinegar on tile grout. It can damage it!)

BAKING SODA:

Add a small amount of water to baking soda to create a cleaner for ovens and refrigerators. (Be sure to test a small area first to be sure the baking soda does not scratch!) Add a small drop of dish washing soap to add extra cleaning power!

OLIVE OIL:

Create your own furniture polish by adding one cup olive oil and a half a cup of lemon juice to a bowl or spray bottle. Use a soft cloth to wipe furniture. Wipe dry with another cloth.

Have a eco-friendly cleaning tip to share? Leave it in the comments below!

Visit the GoGreen Web Directory to find more green tips, services and products in Massachusetts!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2012 10:13 pm

    You can effectively clean tile grouts with the use of baking soda and vinegar since it is an effective and practical cleaning solution. Use a small brush with the solution and gently clean the grout and then rinse it with warm water.

  2. November 1, 2012 9:09 pm

    Several homeowners are now opting for natural products which is a good thing because this will prevent family members from being exposed to several chemicals. Aside from this, people find these alternative cleaning products less expensive and helpful in the preservation of the environment. Thank you for sharing this post. This will certainly benefit more individuals.

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