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Natural Ways to Clean Your House

Natural Ways to Clean Your House

There is always a natural way to do things including cleaning your home. Here are a few of our favorite recipes for a naturally clean home from the book, The Naturally Clean Home by Karyn Siegel-Maier.

 Photo by  Daiga Ellaby

Photo by Daiga Ellaby

Lemon Blast Cleaner

This is great for refrigerators and stove stops

1 teaspoon of liquid Castile soap

1/8 cup of white vinegar

1/4 cup of lemon juice

2 cups of water

6 drops citrus seed extract

4 drops lemon, lime, orange, or eucalyptus essential oils

1 teaspoon borax

Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray generously on appliance surface and wipe with a damp cloth or sponge. Wipe dry with a cloth or towel.

Pine Fresh Floor Cleaner

1 gallon of hot water

2 tablespoons liquid castile soap

10 drops pine essential oils

5 drops cypress essential oils

Combine all ingredients in a large bucket. Dip a mop into the bucket and squeeze out excess liquid. Clean the floor by working in sections, using short strokes and dipping the mop as needed. Rinsing is not necessary.

Tub & Tile Scrub Scrubber

1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup liquid castile soap

2 vitamin C tablets, crushed

3-5 drops eucalyptus or tea tree essential oils water

Combine baking soda, castile soap, vitamin C, and essential oil in a plastic bottle. Add just enough water to make a smooth liquid paste. Shake or stir to mix. Apply paste to surface and rub with a damp cloth or sponge until area is clean. Rinse several times with water.

No-Scrub Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1 cup borox

1 cup vinegar

10 drops pine or lavender essential oil

5 drops lemon or lime essential oils

Combine all ingredients in a plastic bowl or bottle and pour all at once into the toilet bowl. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, just flush!


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