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Go Green – for not a lot of green!

recipesI’ve had the privilege of appearing on local television over the years, to share some ideas for making some basic cleaners on the cheap.

Here are the ingredients you’re going to need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Borax
  • Soap
  • Super Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda!)
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Tea Tree essential oil

All of these ingredients can be found locally. One purchase should yield about 1 year’s worth of cleaning supplies.

As you read through the recipes, you’ll notice how much can be done with so few ingredients.

All Purpose Cleaner:
1/2 c. Vinegar
1/4 c. Baking Soda
1/2 gallon of water
Mix and Use in a spray bottle.

Window Cleaner:
2 tsp vinegar
1 qt warm water
Use with newspaper, folded into a pad, to avoid streaks.

Eco Friendly
Going Green is Easy!

1/2 c vinegar
2 c hot water
1 tsp washing soda
10-20 drops tea tree oil

Dishwasher powder:
1 part borax
1 part washing soda
1 packet lemon kool aide
(Use distilled white vinegar in rinse agent compartment)

Laundry soap Powder:
1 part grated soap
2 parts borax
2 parts washing soda
Mix in an airtight container

Use 1/8 c in High-Efficiency washers, 1/4 c in standard washers
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Fabric Softeners:

  1. Use vinegar in the rinse cycle. It helps clean your washer, as well.
  2. Wool yarn wrapped into balls can be washed on hot in your washer for 2-3 cycles.
    Afterward, use them in the dryer, as chemical free fabric softeners.
    You’ll need to make at least 3.

I always love sharing easy, inexpensive planet-saving tips! I hope you find some useful recipes here. Let me know if you have any that I’ve missed!


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