green cleaning 7 easy DIY recipes

start cleaning green and plastic free with these 7 easy DIY recipes

Tracey Banks1 comment

Instantly replace 7 different cleaning products, their plastic bottles and potential toxins with these easy, effective and completely natural homemade recipes

oven cleaner green cleaning recipe

1. Oven Cleaner

1 part bicarbonate of soda x 1 part water

Mix the two ingredients into a paste and cover the oven’s surfaces with it. Leave the paste overnight. Remove it with a spatula and wash with a wet sponge.

citrus disinfectant green cleaning recipe

2. Citrus Disinfectant

Peel from 1 citrus fruit x 700ml white vinegar x water

Mix the peel and vinegar and let it sit for two weeks, shaking occasionally. Strain the vinegar, removing the peel and put one cup in a spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and use.

abrasive cleaning powder green cleaning recipe

3. Abrasive Cleaning Powder

700ml of bicarbonate of soda x 240ml of egg shells ground up

Dry the egg shells in the sun before grinding them up with a pestle and mortar with the baking soda.

drain unblocker green cleaner recipe

4. Drain Un-blocker

475ml of boiling water x 240ml of vinegar x 475 of bicarbonate of soda

First pour one cup of baking soda down the drain, followed with 1 cup of boiling water. Next pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain, followed with 1 cup of vinegar. Plug the drain, wait for the bubbles to die down, and add the rest of the boiling water.

grout cleaner green cleaning recipe

5. Grout cleaner

80ml of lemon juice x 120ml of baking soda x 60ml vinegar

Mix the ingredients in a bucket, apply to grout and leave for 60 seconds before using a scrubbing brush to remove it.

furniture polish green cleaning recipe

6. Furniture polish

1 part olive oil x 1 part vinegar

Mix the two ingredients, apply to your furniture, and use a soft cloth to polish.

glass mirror green cleaning recipe

7. Glass & Window Cleaner

120ml of rubbing alcohol (70% concentration) x 240ml of water x 1-2 drops of orange essential oil

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and spray the mixture on a cloth before using. The orange oil will give the solution a pleasant scent, and the other ingredients will get rid of lime.

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Ellie Baptista

Love this article, so helpful!

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