I realized earlier this week that I am beginning to run out of cleaning supplies. I dread spending the money on things that break out my skin, smell so strongly, and probably not so good for our environment. I thought to myself, "I wish there was something different without having to spending a lot of money". Well, there is! I can make my own and I already have most of the stuff to do it with.
Here is a list of basic items that you will need: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Rubbing Alcohol, Washing Soda, Borax, and Mild Dish Detergent.
I found these ideas online:
All Purpose Cleaner: 2TBS of vinegar, 1tsp borax, hot water, a few drops of mild dish det., 16 oz. empty spray bottle, and about 10 drops of your preferred oil (optional, used to disguise the smell of the vinegar). Mix: vinegar, borax, and 1/2 hot water until borax is completely dissolved. Then add the rest of water and dish det., and the oil....you're ready!
Soft Scrub: baking soda and dish det., sprinkle the baking soda over the area (tub, sink, counter top, ect.) then add a little dish det and scrub away. This formula shouldn't scratch the surfaces either, just watch what you are scrubbing with.
Window Cleaner: 1tsp of mild dish det., 3TBS of vinegar, 2 cups of water. Mix in a spray bottle and go to town:)
Of course there is a lot more you will just have to do a little research and see what works for you. I found out a lot about other things and how they help clean and deodorize things in my house. I can't wait to share more with you but I will wait until next week:)
If you have some ideas that would help me be "green" around the house while cleaning then please feel free to leave your suggestions!
***Please DO NOT mix any of the above cleaning ideas with bleach! It can cause toxic fumes that can be very dangerous!!!***