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Easy Recipes For A Faster Clean

July 10, 2013

cleaning bucketKeeping my family healthy is very important to me.  One of the ways I do this is by cleaning my home with non-toxic household cleaners that I actually make myself.  

With just a few basic ingredients mixed together, I am able to clean my entire house without having to use harsh chemicals.

Here are the ingredients that I use the most:

  • Distilled White Vinegar – absorbs odors, cuts grease and soap scum, cleans glass.
  • Dish Soap – gentle, neutral pH, cleans dirt and grime.
  • Baking Soda – mild abrasive, deodorizing, boosts cleaning power.
  • Rubbing Alcohol 65% USP or greater – disinfects.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – natural whitener, stain remover, anti-bacterial, mold cleaner.
  • Castile Soap – all-purpose cleaner.
  • Lemon Juice – cuts grease, deodorizes, anti-bacterial.
  • Borax – cleans, disinfects, deodorizes.
  • Essential Oils – for fresh smelling scents.
  • Water
  • Spray Bottles
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Microfiber Mop

Finding safer alternatives to clean your home is a very important step in keeping your family healthy.  Using natural ingredients is a great start!  Which ingredients do you use to clean?





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