Sunday, 14 April 2013

No Chemical Cleaners! Easy to Make

Got a shelf full of random bottles full of unnaturally coloured liquids? Ever wonder what 99 of those 100 ingredients listed are?
Here's what you need and how you can use the ingredients to clean/scour and create a healthy home.
  • Distilled white vinegar (kills 99% of bacteria!)
  • Eucalyptus or lavender oils
  • Castile soap (vegetable-oil based)
  • Bicarbonate of soda

Bathroom Cleaner
Bathroom Cleaner

Mix 2 cups bicarbonate of soda with 2/3 cup castile soap, 2/3 cup of water, 2 and a half tablespoons of vinegar and a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil for scent. Seal and shake ingredients in a spray bottle. Apply with a cloth or sponge before rinsing thoroughly.
Keeps for 1 month

Drain Unblocker

Pour 1/2 cup bicarbonate of soda into the drain before adding a cup of white vinegar. Allow to sit for 15 minutes then pour boiling water down the drain. If it's a stubborn blockage, you can leave the mixture overnight or repeat the process.

Shiny Floor Solution
Bicarb of soda


Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 8 litres of hot water and a few tablespoons of eucalyptus oil in a bucket. Mop or sponge floors. No rinsing required! 

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