I take great pride in the fact that K and I haven’t used commercially prepared cleaners and detergents in over a year, with the exception of dishwasher detergent. I’ve yet to find a homemade version that works well, and so we usually buy 7th Generation or Ecover for that. (We do use a vinegar rinse instead of Jet Dry).
One of the best green “recipes” I have found for an all-purpose spray is also one of the easiest.
Into a clean spray bottle:
- 2 cups hot water
- 1/2 tsp of washing soda
- dab of liquid soap.
Combine and shake.
So easy! It does a really great job of cleaning up every day messes, and as I use washing soda in my laundry detergent, I always have everything on hand.
But I recently decided to look for an even better all purpose spray to cut grease as well as germs. I found this.
from Sophie Uliano, author of Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life
Into a 32-ounce spray bottle:
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon pure castile soap
- 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 20 drops tea tree oil
- 20 drops of lavender
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