natural cleaning recipes are awesome!

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natural cleaning recipes are awesome!

The best natural cleaning recipes are the ones you make yourself and are generally derived from five main ingredients including baking soda, borax, soap (homemade and/or organic soap) washing soda, and white vinegar or lemon juice.

Many department stores carry "green" or "organic" products but buyer beware....labels can be deceiving. Hidden cancer-causing petrochemicals are among the top toxic ingredient found in many personal and house-cleaning products. Foaming cleansers in particular have been found to contain 1,4-Dioxane, a cancer-causing petrochemical. Avoid that toxic trap and try making these easy, inexpensive, all natural cleaners:

Fresh Furniture Polish Recipe:

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons of lemon juice for fragrance.
Combine these ingredients and shake well. Dip a clean, dry cloth into the polish and rub wood in the direction of the grain.

TIP: Adding essential oils to furniture polish could damage wood surfaces. To fill the air with the heady scent of natural oils, simply dap some on a cloth and drape over a lightbulb or purchase an oil diffuser for the room.

Easy All Purpose Cleaner:

2 cups white distilled vinegar
2 cups water.
Add 20 to 30 drops of lemon or lavender oil (optional)

TIP: The smell of vinegar can be strong but will dissipate quickly.

   

Comments

9/17/2011 6:54:47 AM
Rosemary said:

Good cleaning recipes ... BUT placing an oily cloth on a HOT light bulb sounds a bit risky!
You can just place the cloth or a cotton ball on a dish, or try a drop or two on some pine cones. I have put a couple drops directly on a small decorative dish - no need for cloth or cotton.





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