Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cleaning Green

There are so many products and books and web sites dedicated to, ‘cleaning green’. It’s the in thing now and retailers are cashing in.

How do we figure out which products are truly ‘green’? Do we even need to purchase these products or do we have simple products in our own homes that we can use to clean?

I have come across many web sites which advocate the use of various mixtures of water, white vinegar, and baking soda or natural soap. Even the use of cooking oil mixed with lemon juice for wood polish.

I invite you to please let me know what ‘home’ recipes you use to, ‘clean green’. How often to use them and how effective they really are and how long the mixtures last.

Here’s another thought, are home mixtures just as toxic as those we can purchase?


  1. To get ink out of any fabric just spray with hair spray and blot away. Works everytime.

  2. After a teenage party there was blue gum in my carpet. We used peanut butter. Kept rubbing the PB in to the carpet were the gum was and it worked!

  3. I have a question for everybody. My main floor sinks (three different ones) all have a musty smell to them. In the past I have used draino or liqued plummer, sometimes even bleach with lots of hot water. But what would be the best enviormently green way to handle this problem?