Green Cleaning for a Healthy Home


| 12/27/2016 10:37:00 AM


Tags: green cleaning, environmental health, home economics, Anna Twitto, Israel,

citric acid crystals

Citric acid crystals. 

When standing in the household supplies aisle in a supermarket, it’s easy to be dazzled by all the various cleaning agents in colorful bottles and packages. However, most of that stuff isn’t just outrageously expensive, it’s harmful for the environment and can even be downright dangerous. Luckily, it’s possible to clean house simply and effectively, just the way our grandmothers did – combining simple materials which don’t cost a lot and aren’t dangerous to keep around small children.

Vinegar. Simple, cheap distilled white vinegar isn’t much good in the way of eating, but it does superb job cutting through grease, getting windows and mirrors to shine and removing lime scale, which is a permanent fixture in Israeli households due to our hard, calcium-rich water.

To create a simple, effective and cheap window and mirror cleaner, combine vinegar and water at a 1:3 or 1:4 ratio in a spray bottle. Spray on glass, wipe with a soft dry cotton cloth (a cut-up old T-shirt works well) and polish off with crumpled-up old newspaper.




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