4.21.2009

Clean Machine

Ok...here are the "recipes" I promised for the green - cleaning products:
You will need these basic ingredients for most household cleaning:
Baking Soda
White Distilled Vinegar
Liguid Detergent (soap)
Washing Soda - the one I've found is Arm & Hamer and this should not be confused with powdered detergent!

Bathroom Scrubber (bathtubs, etc)

1/2 c. baking soda
add liguid detergent to make a texture similar to frosting

use with sponge to clean

to store: add 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin and store in glass jar

Window Cleaner:

1/4 - 1/2 tsp. liquid detergent
3 tbsp. vinegar (white distilled)
2 cups water
Spray bottle

Shake until well mixed.

All Purpose:

1/2 tsp washing soda
dab of liquid soap
2 cups hot water
Spray bottle

Shake until well mixed.

Oven Cleaner:

1 cup or more baking soda
water
1 squirt or 2 of liquid detergent

Sprinkle water over bottom of oven. Cover with baking soda so surface is totally white. Sprinkle more water and let sit overnight. Wipe up mixture. Dab a bit of liquid detergent on sponge and wash remaining residue.

Furniture Polish:

1/2 tsp oil (olive)
1/4 c vinegar or fresh lemon juice

Mix in glass jar. Dab soft rag into solution and wipe on wood.

Good luck!

I will also post the bread recipe after I attempt it this weekend!!! I want to make sure its worth it first!

2 comments:

JR911 said...

Do you use these "recipes" now? If so, do they work as good as standard cleaners do?

Hokie Girl said...

Someone wrote this to me as well:

Thank you! I already use baking soda and vinegar for lots of cleaning, but it’s nice to know what else can be used. Vinegar and water is an excellent window cleaner and I don’t even add liquid detergent.



There’s a lot of information about cleaning products out there and what can be toxic to your children and pets and it’s unbelievable the things we’ve used for years that can cause health issues. Be careful what you use.