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Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Greener and Cheaper Way to Clean

No doubt everyone has seen the many new green cleaning and household products on the market and while some of them are good they can get expensive. I have been making my own cleaner for years and it is extremely simple and cheap. Take a spray bottle of your choice and add 1/3 cup liquid castile soap, 1/3 cup lemon juice and fill with tap water. This concoction works great and and smells amazing. In my house I use this spray on my counters, cabinets, bathrooms and even floors. The pads shown in the pic above are wonderfully eco friendly as well and work with my Swiffer. I purchased them and my castille soap from Picnic Basket Crafts on Etsy. Tiffany the owner of this wonderful little shop makes a wide array of eco friendly items that are also wallet friendly, I have even worked with her on a number of occasions to make special items (like bug repellent for my pup) If you are at the store checkout Dr Bronners castile soap, it is the most economical choice on the market and available in alot of local supermarkets. It comes in several wonderful fragrances using essential oils such as almond, lavender, peppermint.


Lilith MacRoberts said...

I'm going to have to try this out. I'm all about natural products; I wonder if I can switch out the lemon with lavender scent because I use lemon scented stuff as a deterrent to keep my cats away from things. They would think I'm mad at them if I cleaned with lemon products.

Camelot Jewels said...

Lavender might work, I use the lemon juice for the cleaning power but I know there are other substitutes that work well. I have also used a vinegar and castile soap combo but the vinegar can get a little stinky so I would definitely add in an essential oil.