I’ve been pinning up DIY home stuff on Pinterest for months now, and to further sort my goodies I thought it would be fun to do a “best of green cleaning” post today from all I’ve found & tried! Get ready to ditch your Windex and embrace the world of green cleaning with the likes of baking soda, vinegar, lemons and essential oil!
If you are anything like me, the thought of cleaning your oven if horrific because it involves the scent of a thousands poisons combusting in the same spot you cook your food. I know, so gross! You will be thrilled to know that The Daily Green has a solution: a paste of baking soda and water brushed onto the entire interior of the oven and left to sit overnight. Scrub off with steel wool and a towel to have a sparkling oven sans home fumigation!
Apartment Therapy has this awesome little post that will change the condition of your bathroom tiles forever in a very green manner.
I am a humongous fan of this DIY aromatherapy linen spray from the fabulous One Good Thing By Jillie.
- 1 tsp. lavender essential oil (or your favorite scent)
- 1/4 cup unflavored vodka (acts as an emulsifier and helps the solution dry faster)
- 3 1/2 cups filtered water
add to a spray bottle with a fine mist and shake before using each time!
Creatively Domestic has solved my search for whiter clothes without OxyClean….Homemade OxyClean!
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 cup baking soda
Mix together and soak laundry in it for 20 minutes to overnight and then wash as usual. Or you can just skip the water and pour the peroxide and baking soda directly into the wash with your laundry soap and wash as usual
Mother Nature Network features tons of Green Cleaning DIY‘s and I dig the simplicity of an all purpose cleaning spray. A little white vinegar added to a spray bottle full of water. A few drops of essential oil (or lemon rinds work beautifully!) masks a bit of the vinegar scent!
Come join me on Pinterest & get in on the DIY mayhem I am pinning! & Happy *green* house cleaning!!! xoxo Dana