Clean, Green..and oh! What a Sheen ;-)

This is a repost from several years ago. We have used these cleaning products exclusively, excluding my husband who thinks only chemicals actually make things clean. Fortunately…or not…he rarely cleans anything.

Often people ask me for my cleaning products recipes, so here they are:

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
2 qts warm water
1 Tbsp liquid soap (I use Sal by Dr. Bronner’s)
1 Tbsp borax
1/2 c white vinegar
Mix all ingredients in a jug and pour as needed into a spray bottle or whatever you want. You can substitute any liquid soap or dish soap. It’s also okay to use vodka, grain alcohol, corn liquor or plain rubbing alcohol rather than the vinegar.

DRAIN CLEANER
1/2 c salt
1/2 c baking soda
1/2 c white vinegar
1 pot of boiling water
Put salt and baking soda into your sink’s drain hole and pack in it tightly. Pour in vinegar and let it bubble for a bit then pour the pot of boiling water behind it all. This is *not* to unplug drains but it is a good preventative. Run warm water behind the whole shabang for a few minutes.

GLASS CLEANER
1/2 c white vinegar
1 pt water
Mix in a spray bottle and have at it.

SCOURING POWDER
3/4 c borax
1/4 baking soda
a few drops of essential oil.
Mix all in a jar and use as needed. I find that a Parmesan cheese shaker is a great way to dispense this stuff. They can be found at your local thrift store for a quarter. This can also be used as a toilet cleaner, as can the spray/all purpose cleaner.

And there you have it! Simple, easy, non-poisonous and inexpensive.

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About Blue Eagle Dreamer

Shamanic High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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One Response to Clean, Green..and oh! What a Sheen ;-)

  1. Lydia says:

    Do you still have to put a warning label that says “Do not ingest?” After all, I’m not sure I could remember not to ingest the baking soda, vinegar, and pot of boiling water. *CACKLE* Actually I’m going to have to try that one for real, sounds like a great way to make the kids clean the sinks.

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