Homemade Green Cleaning Products

I stumbled across this blog today Nature Moms… love it!  Here is a snippet from her post on natural home cleaning products.  I am totally going to get some glass spray bottles and make these things today!

A spray bottle.

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Window Cleaner – Put 1/4 cup vinegar in a spray bottle along with several lemon peels and then fill to the top with water. Spray all surfaces and use a lint free rag to wipe off. Crumpled newspaper works well to wipe up after too.

Scented Soda Scrub – Mix several cups of baking soda with several drops of peppermint or Candy Cane blend essential oils. It smells heavenly and can be used as a deodorizer too. Often times I sprinkle it on carpet and then vacuum to make the whole house smell yummy. I use this along with my window cleaner to clean tubs and sinks.

Floor Cleaner– For floors I use a small amount of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap diluted in water and a 1/2 cup vinegar. Plain vinegar and water works too. I use a broom and dustpan to sweep them first (no vacuum) and I wash them by putting two cloth rags on the floor and sliding around on them with my feet…no mops. It is a good workout. Just put on some music…The Hustle…and away we go.

Be sure and visit her full post Eco-tip Green Cleaning for even more tips… And I added a book to my Amazon store you may wanna check out – Clean House Clean Planet

I am also on the look out for natural homemade skin care and beauty recipes!  So stay tuned…  For now, check this out… Apple Mint Toner!

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2 Responses to Homemade Green Cleaning Products

  1. Lindsay says:

    I really like these Kelly. I would like to use Tea Tree oil too, but I know the smell isn’t for everyone. I don’t know if you use an all natural dish soap or what you use for dishes but I end up washing a lot of dishes one or two at a time and wasting lots of soap and someone put watered down dish soap in a spray bottle and cleaned dishes that way. I’m going to try it. Thanks for the post!!

    • kellycouch says:

      Hey girl… Thanks for checking out the blog. I am using the natural counter top and the window spray, love it. I also put a few drops of peppermint oil in a Tupperware if baking soda and sprinkle some in the bottom of our trash cans and use it to clean sinks, tub etc.
      I tried making the natural dish soap recipe from Nature Moms blog… Honestly did not like that one. I am on the hunt for a good recipe. Let me know what u find. I have some Natural Castille Soap, but it has not worked that great for dishes, maybe a spray bottle would help. Let me know if it works.

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