Making green cleaners at home is simple and extremely cost-effective. There
are dozens of different ways to mix common household products to make cleaners.
You may be surprised that having only vinegar, water and baking soda allows you
to clean almost anything in your home. In addition to the recipes provided
below, many green Web sites and blogs list different ideas for mixing your own
Soda Ash (sodium carbonate found in the laundry detergent section)
Vegetable or Olive Oil
RECIPES FOR GREEN CLEANERS
All Purpose Cleaner
1/2 teaspoon soda ash or baking soda
Dab of liquid soap
2 cups hot water
Combine in a spray bottle; shake until all powder is dissolved. Apply and wipe
off residue with a rag or sponge.
1 gallon water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid dish detergent
1 cup vegetable or olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Mix in spray bottle and shake well. Apply small amount to a cloth.
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar. Cover the
drain and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Flush with 2 quarts boiling water.
2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Combine in spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray on problem areas. Do not