Saturday, November 17, 2012

More Green Cleaning

Carpet freshener and bathroom Scrub

You'll find plenty of uses for all kinds of things
such as a carpet freshener or using it for quick clean-ups in the

Try using as a tub or sink scrub.

1 lg container of baking soda
20 drops lemon essential oil

in a glass jar place. and shake every day for a week then use as needed.


Toilet bowl Cleaner

Shake 1/2 Cup of Borax and 10 drops of tea tree essential oil into toilet,

give it a quick scrub with the toilet brush, close the lid and leave for several hours or overnight. Scrub again, flush and delight in your sparkling clean, fresh-smelling bowl.


Five Copper cleaning Pastes

Here are 4 basic recipes for pastes that will clean your copper easily and cheaply:

Paste One~

Using equal parts of the following:


Paste Two~

Baking Soda
Lemon juice (enough to make a paste)

Paste Three~

Cream of tartar
Lemon juice (enough to make a paste)

Paste Four~

Lemon juice

Paste five

Colgate tooth paste

The method of use is the same for all five recipes.

Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste, use the paste as you would any metal cleaner. Buff clean with a soft cloth.


Anti bactreial bathroom cleaner

A natural antibacterial cleanser that helps you clean your home without hurting the planet. The aroma of the essential oils makes the cleaning experience a pleasure.
1 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons (or more) liquid castile soap
2 teaspoons tea tree essential oil
1 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Blending Procedure:

1. Measure the baking soda into a bowl with a tight fitting lid.

2. Add approximately 2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap. Mix well to create a paste-like consistency. If you need more liquid soap to do this, add it a little at a time until the mixture is like a paste -- pliable but not soggy.

3. Once you have a consistency you feel like you can work with, add the
essential oils and mix well again. The addition of vinegar last helps to boost the cleaning power.

4. To use, scoop out a little of the cleanser and use a sponge or other cleaning tool to gently scrub your tub, shower and sink surfaces. A little goes a long way and the antibacterial effect of tea tree gives you extra peace of mind.


Clean Air Roon Spray

This helps with congestion as well as kills virus' and grems

Blending 2 drops each essential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus, lime, lavender and lemon (use one or all!) into a spray bottle with a tablespoon alcohol and 8 oz water makes a wonderfully air cleansing room spray.


Cleaning the fridge

In the final rinse water for the cleaning of the refrigerator, a drop or 2 of any of the citrus essential oils (orange, lemon, grapefruit) will help to deodorize without permeating your food.

Washing down the counters and cupboards

This requires some serious bacteria fighters, to make sure there are no surprises lingering on
your cooking and preparation surfaces. The following oils can be dropped directly onto your cloth or combined to make 7-8 drops into your rinse water. Again, the citrus oils are wonderful as well as thyme, pine, lavender and eucalyptus (these can also calm you down and clear your nose if you
have a cold!).


Even doing dishes can be a little more fun when you add 10 drops of lemon,  grapefruit or bitter orange to your dish soap. You may not want to sing and dance upon completion, but at least your psyche will be suitably calmed and rejuvenated!

Also use these oils to wash down countertops after cooking, chopping boards after cutting up meats, in the wash water when washing the floor, walls or cupboards, cleaning the fridge or freezer, its amazing!

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