Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: Spring "Green" Cleaning Part 2

Here are some recipes for "green" cleaning: (from Green Clean Chic)
All you need is some baking soda, vinegar and essential oils. I also ordered the Green Clean kit that has the biodegradable cleanser and 4 essential oils.

Aromatherapy Gentle Scrub Cleanser- great for sinks and tubs
1/8 c. Biodegradable Cleanser
1-3Tbsp. Distilled Water (depending on desired consistency; I like 2 T)
3/4 c. Baking Soda
Mix together then add the following pure essential oils:
20 drops of Lavender (antibacterial)
10 drops of Eucalyptus (antiviral) (Rosemary is a nice substitution here!)
5 drops of Lemon (Orange or Pink Grapefruit oils also work great!)
3Tbsp. Distilled White Vinegar (ADD LAST!!!)
Mix - consistency should be creamy.

Antibacterial countertop spray
3 oz. distilled water
1 oz. distilled white vinegar
20 drops Rosemary essential oil
15 drops Orange essential oil
This is a wonderful countertop cleaner or a great replacement for your sprays that you
would typically use when cleaning stovetops, microwaves, refrigerators, etc….

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
½ c baking soda
10 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree or Rosemary essential oil
Add these to toilet, then add about ¼ c vinegar, when fizzing stops, scrub and flush.
*Lemon is a natural whitener, and Tea Tree is antimicrobial and antifungal! Powerhouse
cleaning oils!!

Also, for carpet deodorizers...Try this natural remedy. Take an empty parmesan cheese container or spice container. Fill it with baking soda and a few drops of essential oil (I used lavender). Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum up.

Take advantage of this!  I just placed my order.  Can't wait!

Be kind to the environment inside and outside. 
Try green cleaning!  It’s easy, cost effective, and smells great!
FREE Sweet Orange essential oil with any online order placed now thru April 30th.
Free sweet orange essential oil will be automatically included with order
Floor Cleaner
15 drops Sweet Orange (antibacterial, good for sticky messes)
10 drops Eucalyptus (antiviral and disinfecting)
1 cup distilled white vinegar
2 gallons warm water


Christine (iDreamofClean) said...

Great recipes!! I've been wondering where to get essential oils so I'll have to check out that website! Thanks for linking up! Are you on twitter? I tweeted a link to this post : )

Grace~The Mommy On the Bus said...

I'm SO excited about your toilet bowl recipe! I'm DEFINITELY trying that soon! THANK YOU!

Shonda said...

I love the toilet bowl cleaner and hope you do too, Grace.

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing these cleaning recipes.