Going green with your home and office cleaning isn’t just cool, it’s better for the environment, your family, and your health (not to mention, your wallet!).
Here are some of our favorite DIY green cleaning product recipes for you readers to try at home.
DIY Glass and Window Cleaner
- 2 cans of club soda
- 1 spray bottle
- Old newspapers
Pour club soda (flat or bubbly, it doesn’t matter) into a spray bottle. Spray glass with club soda, wipe with old newspapers. The newspapers leave less lint behind than a paper towel, and you’re getting a second use out of it after reading the Sunday comics!
DIY Bleach Alternative Recipe (Source: Grit.com)
- 12 cups water
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
Mix together. Add 2 cups per wash load or put in spray bottle and use as a household cleaner.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/8 cup borax
- 1/4 cup grated lemon, orange or grapefruit peel (dried is ok, too)
Mix well. Scrub using a damp sponge.
DIY Disinfecting Cleaning Wipes (Source: DIY Natural)
1 4-6 cup glass jar or container with lid
15-20 pieces of pre-cut cloth (old cotton t-shirts cut into 10″ squares)
- ¾ cup filtered water
- ¾ cup white distilled vinegar
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 drops bergamot essential oil
Combine liquid ingredients in jar or other container. Stir to combine. Add rags to jar, close the lid, shake to soak up vinegar mixture. Store DIY disinfecting cleaning wipes in a cool dark cupboard.
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