As I’m cleaning my home after a successful valentine’s day party (early I know), I think I’ll share a great all purpose cleaner recipe. This is from Clean House Clean Planet. A good intro to cleaning without chemicals. Most of the recipes use white distilled vinegar, baking soda, Dr. Bronner’s soap, lemons, and borax. Nothing weird or with a name that is impossible to pronounce.
This one is called Earth Scrub:
1 2/3 cups baking soda.
1/2 cup Dr. Bronner’s soap.
1/2 cup water.
2 table spoons distilled white vinegar.
a couple of drops scented oils. Optional…
Mix in all ingredients, adding the vinegar last. The water will evaporate after a while, so you just need to add some more. I love this cleaner. It smells great (depending on the soap or oil you use) and is chemical free. Try it once and you will not go back to “regular cleaners”. This outdoes anything I’ve tried, without the horrible smells. Use it in the bathroom, kitchen and pretty much anything with glazed tiles. Not sure if it’s ok to use for dishes, but it does leave them squeaky clean.
Tell me what you think after you’ve tried it, if you do try it.