I received a publication that went out to our entire County. Inside there were 7 recipes for toxic cleaning recipes for your home, workplace and community. Courtesy of WA Department of Ecology. So I thought I’d share.
Bathroom Mold Greener Cleaner: 1 part hydrogen peroxide (3% solution) and 2 parts water. Mix hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle. Spray on areas with mold. Wait at least one hour before rinsing or using shower. Be careful with hydrogen peroxide; it can take the color out of fabrics.
Window & Mirror Greener Cleaner: 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar. 16 oz water. Pour ingredients into a clean spray bottle. Spray on surface. Rub with a lint free rag, such as a diaper or sheet of newspaper.
Toilet Bowl Greener Cleaner: Baking Soda. Liquid soap (not detergent). Castile or Murphy’s Oil Soap are good options. Sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl. Add a few drops of soap. Scrub with a toilet brush. Finish the outside surface with a rag sprinkled with baking soda. Use a pumice stone to remove hard water stains and buildup from inside your toilet. (Not recommended for sinks).
Multi-Purpose Greener Cleaner: 1 T. soap (flakes, powder or liquid) – not detergent. 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar. 12 oz (1-1/2 cup) water. Add the ingredients to a clean 16 oz spray bottle. Put the cap on and shake well.
Greener Drain Cleaner: 1/2 cup baking soda. 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar. Boiling water. To free minor clogs and help prevent clogs, pour baking soda down the drain, then add vinegar. Let it fizz for a few minutes then pour a tea kettle full of boiling water down the drain. Repeat if necessary.
Tub & Sink Greener Cleaner: Baking soda. Liquid soap (not detergent) Castile or Murphy’s Oil Soap are good options. Using baking soda in place of scouring powder. Sprinkle in liberally on porcelain fixtures and rub with a wet rag. Add a little soap to the rag for more cleaning power. Rinse well to avoid leaving a hazy film (baking soda won’t scratch the porcelain).
Oven Greener Cleaner: 1 cup baking soda. Water. Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste. Apply to oven surfaces and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Use a scouring pad for scrubbing. Use a spatula to get under large food deposits. (Not for use in self-cleaning ovens).
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