ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.

Photo Credit

A Green Earth is a Beautiful Earth

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.

"Green Works" All Natural (Bulk) Cleaning Products

Do you go green when cleaning your home?

See results

"Simple Green" All Natural Cleaning Products

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!

Discover How to Go Green in Your Home

Are You a Green Cleaner? - Chime in and give us your thoughts on going green

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • aaxiaa lm profile image

      aaxiaa lm 5 years ago

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

    • SellClean profile image

      SellClean 6 years ago

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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)