Suggestions for Green Living
Buy green cleaning products whenever possible. They clean just as well as other choices, without the dangerous chemicals.
Replace some of your cleaning products with natural alternatives like baking soda, distilled white vinegar and castile soap.
- Baking soda makes an effective, gentle scouring powder for pots and pans.
- A couple of teaspoons of distilled white vinegar mixed with a quart of warm water makes a great window cleaner.
- Another choice for cleaning windows is club soda. Spray on, wipe clean.
- A good basic surface cleaner can be made by mixing one ounce of liquid castile soap with two cups hot water. Put in spray bottle and use as needed.
- Mix a couple of ounces of liquid castile soap with a half cup of distilled water and put the solution in a foamer container to make a simple foaming hand soap.
- Clean your toilet bowl with distilled white vinegar and baking soda. Sprinkle the bowl with baking soda, sprinkle with baking soda, and clean with toilet brush.
- Neutralize bad odors by mixing 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 cups hot water. Make sure baking soda is completely dissolved, and spritz in the air as needed.
- nstead of furniture polish, use olive, vegetable or mineral oil (sparingly!) on a rag.
- Consider drying some loads of laundry outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Your laundry will smell great.
- Open your windows and let fresh air circulate in your home to reduce indoor air pollution.