Making the choice to green up your home is certainly a wise one, especially given the amount of chemical whoknowswhat present in conventionally available cleaning products. Think endocrine disruptors and neurotoxins – Yikes! But where to begin? It can be very overwhelming to figure out how best to green our homes inside and out. In fact, most of us likely stand in the cleaning aisle scratching our head and wondering what to buy (trust me, we’ve been these people). It’s taken us a long time to become well-versed on better options and to avoid greenwashing, but we've finally figure it out. Best of all, some of these can be made at home by YOU! We're sharing DIY household cleaning recipes for 3 common items used in the home. Enjoy & please share your tried-and-true DIY household cleaning recipes in the comments below.
1. All-Purpose Cleaner
1 part white vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 part water
Combine vinegar, lemon and water in a spray bottle. If you'd like a little extra oomph to your clean, sprinkle down some baking soda before your spray and scrub away.
2. Laundry Soap
1 cup soap flakes
1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup Borax
Combine all ingredients. Use 1 Tbsp per load of laundry. If you need a little extra cleaning power you can go for 2 Tbsp.
3. Floor Cleaner
¼ cup liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap)
Juice of 3 lemons
2 gallons warm water
***Add ¼ cup distilled white vinegar to the bucket for greasy floors
Combine all ingredients in a bucket and wash away!
So there you have it! You can get started on greening up your home with these DIY household cleaning recipes. We modified these recipes from one of our favourite authors (P.S. she's Canadian, too) Miss Adria Vasil. We highly recommend her Ecoholic series including Ecoholic Home.
Now, greening up the home is certainly one thing, but don't forget the importance of greening up your health. This is where I come in. Chat with me about how I can better your health from the inside out.
Thanks for stopping by, and, as always, I'd be thrilled if you'd share this with someone in need.
Time to scrub the floor now!