Category Archives: Cleaning Product Recipes
Did you know that most of the cleaning supplies in your home are made from things you most likely already have? All of the added chemicals that you find in most cleaning supplies are not needed. Below is a list of ingredients you may already have in your home that you can clean with and be green:
It’s not necessary to use harsh chemicals and toxins to achieve a cleaner, fresh-smelling home this spring. Home-made cleaning products and earth-friendly tactics can help you clean green. Here are green cleaning ideas and a supplies list that will make Mother Nature happy:
Vanilla is one of the most popular spices. It is used in cooking and baking because of its sweet flavor. It is also used as a plant because it is pretty and smells good. It is also used in many other things such as soap making, oils, etc because of the essential oil extracted from the vanilla plant.
Switching to green cleaning products is an important part of making your home greener. Regular cleaning products are full of toxic chemicals and yet we use them every day to clean our homes, getting rid of the dirt but leaving behind a residue of chemicals in the air that our family breathes and which contributes to allergies. Buying green cleaning products can be expensive and not all products live up to their environmental claims.
Natural essential oils, when used wisely can bring many benefits to our day to day lives. Using Aromatherapy around the home creates an ambience of rejuvenation, invigoration, or soothing calmness and relaxation. Careful and safe blending of these essences also provides us with many ‘green’ ways to clean our homes in addition to infusing our home life with aromas given to us by nature. If you are a beginer to aromatherapy, or wanting to explore and discover more uses for aromatherapy, then try the following recipes.
Lemon, or Citrus limon, has a long, exotic history as an oriental fruit, an ancient delicacy, a rarity of the wealthy in Medieval times, and now, a simple fruit of refreshment. First cultivated in India and surrounding areas, then migrated to the near East, and on eventually into Europe, lemons have been prized by homeowners and consumers for a variety of uses, both culinary and healthful.
We all have been hearing about the detriment to our bodies and our environment from the numerous chemicals in non-ecofriendly, household detergents and cleaners.
Uses of Soapnut shells:
How Soapnuts clean your laundry? The process by which Soapnuts clean your clothes is naturally quite simple. The soapnut shells contains a natural saponin that works as a surfactant, making your water “wetter” and allowing it to penetrate the fibers of yours clothing, working away the dirt, keeping it in suspension in the water until it’s drained away, taking the dirt with it.
If you’ve got to clean house, why not reap the benefits of aromatherapy while you’re at it! If you’ve ever tackled household chores, you know that the smell of some products is overwhelming. If used without proper ventilation, many can even cause sickness.
Wouldn’t it be nice if your household chores were invigorating rather than tiring? They can be and your home can be too. Here’s how. First, a few tips.
Making your own household cleansers is easy, fun and cost-effective, especially if you make large amounts.
There are some nasty smells in the world and topping the list would have to be cat urine odor. Really I don’t think there’s much worse than visiting a friend and not being able to enter their house for the foul smell of cat urine, the odor meets you at the door and hits you hard. The stench is in the carpet, the furniture, it’s in the curtains, and it’s up your nose. Someone should really tell this person how to remove cat urine odor.
Use to add scent to your room when you need a sweet pick me up or just to freshen the air. To use, lightly mist the air.
Shower spray products such as Tilex work very well to prevent buildup of calcium carbonate in showers and tubs and they are convenient to use but they are very expensive, ( about $5.00 per qt. ) You can make your own for much less money.
This is a last resort stain remover. I did it and had great results but it contains bleach and could ruin coloring. However, I had water damage from A/C leaking on my carpet. Until the unit was replaced we had stinky water stained carpet that was beginning to mildew (pink and black).
Here are some tips for using and making your own household cleaners from Dining On A Dime Cookbook. Most are simple and only take a few minutes to mix.
Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular of the essential oils. It is one of the strongest natural antiseptics, commonly referred to as the “Universal Antiseptic.” This quality makes it one of the most worthwhile ingredients in homemade cleaning recipes. Tea Tree oil is also well tolerated having no known allergic reactions.
You have probably noticed that non-toxic, healthy cleaning products tend to be too expensive. You may have even decided not to dispose of all those chemical-laden cleaning products because the healthy alternatives are so expensive. I will show you how to clean your home with natural, healthy products and save money.
White Vinegar. Eliminate soap residue by adding 1 cup of white vinegar to the washer’s final rinse. Vinegar is too mild to harm fabrics but strong enough to dissolve alkalies in soaps and detergents.
Cucumber pickling remained widespread across the Levant and Maghreb regions, where it is still very popular today.