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The more I find out about household cleaners, the more interested I am in finding green solutions. I don’t want to expose the people or pets in my house to toxic substances if there is a safer alternative. There are a few ingredients that have been around for generations. I decided to give some of them a try and see which ones worked.
The first thing I had to do was to go shopping. I am letting you know what I suggest you buy. Some of these things you may already have at your house.
- Bottle of White vinegar
- 1 Box of Borax
- Baking Soda – large bag or box
- Olive Oil
Use these recipes for each part of the home. Try each one. If you like one, use that method for cleaning instead of store-bought cleaning products.
- ¼ cup Borax
- Bucket of hot water
Mix ingredients and use on all tile and porcelain surfaces in the bathroom.
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 2 cups of water
Mix ingredients and put in a spray bottle.
Kitchen Sink Deodorizer
Place lemon in the garbage disposal. Run water and turn on garbage disposal until lemon is gone.
- 2 parts olive oil
- 1 part lemon juice
Use small amount of mixture on wood furniture. Use a soft cloth to spread and wipe off.
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1 gallon of warm water
Make sure water is warm when mixing this to clean floors, and use it right away
Mix two ingredients to form a paste. Spread paste in oven and let sit overnight. Scrub the following day and wipe with a clean cloth and water.
By: Kathryn LaBarbera, Executive Vice President of Closet Factory Los Angeles.
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