Did you know that most of the cleaning supplies in your home are made from things you, most likely, already have? All of the added chemicals that you will find in most cleaning supplies aren't needed. Below is a list of ingredients you might currently have in your house that you can clean with and be green:

·    Vinegar. White distilled vinegar is definitely a fantastic cleansing solution. It loosens dirt, disinfects, deodorizes, and removes mineral deposits. (Do keep in mind to only use white distilled vinegar for cleaning. Darker vinegars can trigger stains)!

·    Baking soda. This is an ingredient that almost everyone has at least one box of in their homes. Most people keep an open box in their refrigerator, and some individuals even brush their teeth with it. Did you know that it is an awesome deodorizer for upholstery and carpet as well? It also works as a mild abrasive. You can mix baking soda with vinegar, wait till it fizzes, and use it on toilets and clogged drains!

·    Liquid Castile Soap. Castile soap is produced from 100% vegetable oils as opposed to animal fat. It is an all-purpose cleaner and can be used in your laundry on your bamboo sheets or as dish soap. If this is something you don’t have on hand, you can effortlessly come across it at any local grocery store.

·    Lemon Juice. You can use pre-prepared lemon juice. However, it is way more economical to use fresh lemons and squeeze. Not only will it save you money, but it smells better too! Lemon juice may be used for disinfecting and for bleaching. A half lemon and salt will do wonders for your cutting boards although a lemon rind may be utilized to bleach your sink. Fresh lemon juice will only stay good for 4 days, so be certain you use it right away.

·    Washing soda. Washing soda is similar to baking soda. However, it has a higher alkalinity and works great on stains. You can use it in your laundry or to remove stubborn stains from your countertops. Washing soda is a good treatment for difficult water stains in your bathroom or even in your coffee machine!

·    Essential Oils. Essential oils tend to be on the pricey side. Nevertheless, in the long run, they'll save you lots of money. A little amount goes a long way. Oils like lavender oil are naturally antibacterial and leave a calming scent. Tea tree oil is also an antibacterial agent and also a natural fungicide. By adding a couple of drops to your laundry, it helps kill germs. You can also add this to your humidifier.

·    Hydrogen Peroxide. This is a fantastic nontoxic disinfectant and also works great as bleach.

·    Beeswax. This performs as a top quality furniture polish.

Our moms have always told us that it really is what is on the inside that counts. I don’t think they meant cleaning supplies when they said it. However, it holds true. The green ingredients are what we are all aiming for, and it really is so easy to make our own green cleansing solutions. Green cleaning isn’t much more complicated than our old way of cleaning.

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