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Published on November 17th, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans


Natural Cleaning Recipes-1

Why spend a fortune on cleaning products that introduce toxic chemicals into your living space when you can use simple ingredients, such as baking soda, lemons, and vinegar to make natural cleaners that work in every room of your house?

Besides being a snap to make, natural cleaners cost mere pennies!

Here are a few simple recipes to get you started:

  • Vinegar and salt mixed together make a great surface cleaner.
  • 2 tablespoons borax, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 2 cups hot water combined in a spray bottle make a good all-purpose cleaner.
  • For a no-streak glass cleaner, mix: 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1
    tablespoon cornstarch, and 1 quart warm water in a spray bottle.  Use
    crumpled newspaper or a coffee filter instead of paper towels for a
    lint-free shine.
  • Banish mold and mildew by combining 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil
    and 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and targeting the area with a
    spray stream.

To dress up your homemade cleaners, use a pretty spray bottle or container and add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil.  These all-natural products smell so sweet and work so well that you can even give them as gifts!

More natural cleaning recipes here.

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