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How to Go Green When You Clean

Updated on September 13, 2014

Protect the Earth By Going Green When Cleaning

Green cleaning refers to using products with only environmentally-friendly ingredients meant to protect human health and preserve environmental quality.

When you become a green cleaner, you not only refuse to use harsh chemicals to clean in order to protect the earth, but you also vow to safe guard the ones you love from irritants that can likely cause various health problems from repeated exposure to harsh agents.

Below are some tips to help you clean with natural solutions that are free from chemicals. You'll find homemade solutions you can create in your own kitchen as well as green cleaning products you can buy in stores.

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3 Easy Tips to Go Green With Homemade Cleaning Solutions

Want to clean your home in an eco-friendly way? Try these easy tricks for green cleaning using natural ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen cabinets.

Baking Soda, Salt, and Water:

Sprinkle dirty surfaces with baking soda and scrub with a moist sponge. If you have tougher grime, add a pinch of salt, and work up some elbow grease.

Lemon Juice or Vinegar:

Got stains, mildew or grease streaks? Spray them with lemon juice or vinegar. Let sit a few minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush.

Liquid soap, Tea Tree Oil, and Water

Rather than using bleach for cleaning, create a disinfectant by mixing 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap, and 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil.

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10 Items You Can Use to Make a Go Green Cleaning Kit

Using these 10 natural home products, you'll be able to create cleaning mixtures that are environmentally safe, yet effective at fighting dirt and grime...

1. Baking Soda

2. White Vinegar

3. Hydrogen peroxide

4. Borax

5. Essential oils, like tea tree oil, lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, or lemongrass oil

6. Castile soap (like Dr. Bronner's)

7. Fresh herbs, citrus, or citrus peels

8. Olive or vegetable oil

9. Water

10. 6 clean spray bottles

Learn how to use these items for making your own natural cleaning products at home by visiting...25 DIY Green Cleaning Recipes For the Whole House!

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      aaxiaa lm 5 years ago

      I've seen most of your other pages and all of them, incluidng this one, are so greatly organized.

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      SellClean 5 years ago

      Very nice lens. Green cleaning is causing a change in mindset for so many. Great info!