Here are several “Green Cleaning” recipes I have come across throughout the years…
To one gallon of water, add two cups of white vinegar and 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. The mixture may foam when it comes in contact with bacteria. This just means it is working.
In a 16oz spray bottle, mix 1 tbs of liquid Castile Soap (For those of you who have a Trader Joes around you, that is where I buy my Castile Soap), 1/8 cup of white vinegar and 2 cups of hot water. To mitigate the vinegar smell, add 5 to 10 drops of an essential
oil like lemon or lavender.
In a bucket, mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with one gallon of warm water. Add a couple of drops of castile soap. Mop, then rinse with clear water. Use a towel to mop up excess moisture.
In a bucket, mix 1/8 cup of Castile Soap, 1/8 cup of white vinegar and one gallon of water. Use on any floor type.
Sprinkle the oven with Baking Soda and spray with water. Let stand for at least 10 minutes or over night. Scrap, then rinse with
Sprinkle the bowl with baking soda, drizzle in about 1/2 cup of vinegar and scour.
Non-Scratching Sink and Tub Scrub:
Mix enough castile soap and baking soda to make a creamy paste. Apply to the sink or tub and scrub, then rinse.
Clean your windows and mirrors with white vinegar – vinegar also works great for removing
Pour salt over liquid carpet stains – wait 15 minutes – once it is dry, vacuum it up. Salt is also great for removing smells from your cutting board and rinse your shower curtain in salt water to help keep it free from mildew.
Microwave half a lemon in for about 1 1/2 mintes. The juice permeates and softens food that might be stuck on the walls of your microwave to make it easier to clean off.