Cleaning products can be expensive and harmful to the environment. Here are a few recipes for green, less expensive cleaning solutions from the Habitat for Humanity Restore on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.
10 essential green cleaning products:
Lemons and/or lemon juice
Ivory bar soap
Liquid dishwashing soap
Essential oils (lemon, lemon grass, lavender, eucalyptus)
All purpose cleaner for cleaning hard surfaces like countertops, kitchen floors, windows and mirrors
· 2 cups white distilled vinegar
· 2 cups water
· 20 drops of essential oil – for fragrance
For tougher cleaning problems you can heat the solution – it boosts the cleaning power
· ¼ cup olive oil
· ¼ cup white distilled vinegar
· 20 drops lemon essential oil or 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
Dip soft cloth in mixture and rub with grain. For water spots, rub well with toothpaste first.
We can demonstrate on furniture at the ReStore.
½ cup baking soda
½ cup vinegar
Pour baking soda down the drain follow with vinegar. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Then flush with boiling water. Much easier on pipes and the environment.
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