Homemade Green Cleaning Products for Every Household Need

There's no need for harsh chemicals when it comes to cleaning your home. Make your own natural cleaning products with simple ingredients you can buy at any grocery store.


| December/January 1992



green cleaning

Make your own natural, inexpensive and effective cleaners.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/KONSTANTIN YUGANOV

As more people strive to better both the environment and their health, many are turning to alternative cleansing products in order to escape chemical-filled brand names. While it's not easy to make all the necessary switches at once, there are solutions within reach. The homemade products below are easy to make, and you can buy all of the ingredients at any grocery store. Mix them, put them in a pump spray bottle, grab a rag, and get to work.

General Purpose Cleaner:

•Mix vinegar with salt and water; spray.
•Combine ¼ cup of baking soda and one tablespoon of water to form a paste.

•Combine two tablespoons of ammonia, 2 tablespoons liquid detergent, and one quart of warm water; spray.

Bathroom Cleaner:

• ½ cup bleach and one cup of water will remove mildew from tile. Put on a stain and let sit for five minutes; rinse with clean water.

•Vinegar and water removes mildew and mold from shower curtains.

•Borax and lemon juice cleans and deodorizes the toilet.





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