Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Recipes for a Green Clean

Let's go GREEN with affordable and non-toxic cleaner. Thanks to

Homemade Glass Cleaner

Using isopropyl alcohol and white vinegar together makes a quickly evaporating spray glass and mirror cleaner that competes with national brands. This formula can also be used to give a nice shine to hard tiles, chrome, and other surfaces.If you use old newspaper to wipe your windows and mirrors, you’ll have the ultimate eco-friendly, streak-free shine!
1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. vinegar

Mix together in a reusable spray bottle.

All-Purpose Disinfectant
2 tsp. borax
1/4 cup vinegar
3-4 cups hot water
15 drops tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and mix well.
For extra cleaning power, add 1/4 tsp. liquid soap to the mixture.

Tub and Tile Scrub
1-2/3 cup baking soda
1/2 cup liquid soap
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Mix all ingredients, adding the vinegar after the other ingredients are well mixed. (if you add the vinegar too early it will react with the baking soda).
Immediately apply, wipe and scrub.

Toilet Cleaner
1 cup of borax
1/4 cup vinegar
Pour both borax and vinegar into the toilet before going to bed. In the morning, scrub and flush.

Furniture Polish
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup lemon juice
Mix into a bowl or spray bottle, and polish furniture with a soft cloth.
Wipe dry with another cloth.

Laundry Enhancers
To brighten laundry, add one half cup of strained lemon juice during the rinse cycle.
For a fabric rinse, add one quarter cup white vinegar during the washing machine’s rinse cycle to remove detergent completely from clothes.
To reduce the amount of laundry detergent you need to use, add baking soda or washing soda. These minerals soften the water, which increases the detergent’s power. For liquid detergent, add one half cup soda at the beginning of the wash. For powdered detergent, add one half cup soda during the rinse cycle.