non- toxic homemade household cleaners

July 10, 2007 at 12:01 am 3 comments

While on vacation we visited Echo, lake aquarium and science center in Burlington, VT. In the resource center found brochure filled with recipes using household items to clean.

Fabric softener – Vinegar: add 1-2 cups of vinegar to rinse cycle to deodorized & soften fabrics.

Tub & Tile cleaner – 1 2/3 cup baking soda, ½ cup liquid soap, 2 tbls vinegar, ½ cup water, a few drops of essential oil. Mix soda and soap. Then add water, then add vinegar. Store in a squirt top bottle and shake before using. Rinse thoroughly to avoid leaving a residue.

Wood floor polish – ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup vinegar, 10 drops essential oil: Mix and apply. Wipe clean.

Glass cleaner – ½ cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 2 drops liquid soap. Mix in a spray bottle. Shake and apply. Wipe clean.


Entry filed under: cleaning, organizing, things i do.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Your Husband  |  July 10, 2007 at 4:25 pm

    I am sensing a vinegar theme to this website

  • 2. Barbara  |  July 20, 2007 at 11:20 am

    Would you believe my Mom has been doing the vinegar in the wash for years… and swears by it. I, on the other hand, have a sensitive nose and can smell it from a mile away… even on the dried clothes… is she using too much?

  • 3. WildKat  |  September 29, 2007 at 1:02 am

    I’ll have to try the glass cleaner. I recently moved into a new condo and we have a lot of floor to ceiling windows. When I clean with Windex I have a massive headache by the time I’m done.


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