Don't want a house full of nasty cleaning chemicals? Green living web site care2 details how to make a complete, non-toxic, eco-friendly and cost-effective cleaning kit.
Care2 features "recipes" for everything a solid cleaning kit needs, including window cleaner, soft scrubber, furniture polish and mould killer. The cleaners are simple to make, and she includes tips on how to store them as well as a printable PDF list of all the instructions for making your green cleaning supplies. (The PDF link is buried at the end of a fairly annoying eight-page spread, so here's a link straight to the PDF.)
You've got a lot of clean up to do, but where will you find the time to get all the ingredients for this project? Fear not! You might not even need to go on a supply shopping trip, because odds are that you already have the materials necessary to put together a kit that will last you for months:
- Baking soda
- Washing soda
- White distilled vinegar
- A good liquid soap or detergent
- Tea tree oil
- 6 clean spray bottles
- 2 glass jars
And a bonus? Annie notes that "ounce for ounce homemade cleaning formulas cost about one-tenth the price of their commercial counterpart". So, not only will you be living more green, but you'll be saving some green, too.
Have you tried out these or other homemade cleaning products? Tell us about your experience in the comments.