Sundays are my preferred days to really deep clean & organize my home, that's not to say I don't clean during the week... I have 2 kids and a husband, of course I have to clean every day. But since This Sunday is my first half marathon and Mother's Day (more importantly), I am giving you this list of my favorite green cleaning products in hopes someone will come clean my and all the Mom's out there homes. A Clean & organized home makes a healthy Space and life (and happy Moms)! From the bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, and living rooms, even laundry, I prefer to use homemade and/or "Green" products. I try to limit the amount of toxins going into our water supply (lessening my carbon footprint), as well as, entering the air my kids breathe and getting on the surfaces they play/eat on.
Here are my recipes for homemade cleaning products...
1/4-1/2 tsp natural liquid detergent/soap
3 tbsp vinegar (white distilled preferred)
2 cups water
Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, spray and use as you would use your "Windex"
Creamy Soft Scrub
Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into a bowl, add enough liquid soap to make mixture like frosting. Scoop mixture onto sponge, and scrub-a-dub-dub. This is great for bathtubs!!
1/2 tsp oil (olive or jojoba)
1/4 cup vinegar or fresh lemon juice
Mix the ingredients in a glass jar. Dab a soft rag into solution, and wipe onto wood surfaces. Cover the glass jar, and store indefinitely.
Re-purpose old t-shirts as cleaning/dusting rags, old toothbrushes as grout cleaners
Here is my list of Favorite store bought cleaning products...
Scotch Brite: Greener Clean Natural Fiber Sponges
-I just throw them in the dishwasher to disinfect
Green Works by Clorox: Surface Wipes
Biokleen: All Purpose Cleaner
-Great for laundry & carpet stains, any just about any surface, and kid toys
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day: Surface Wipes
-Great for anywhere, great scents, I even travel with a pack
Green Works by Clorox: Natural Glass & Surface cleaner
Bright Green: Bathroom cleaner
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day: Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Bright Green: Automatic Dishwasher Gel Detergent, dye & fragrance free
Seventh Generation: Natural Dish Liquid
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day: Countertop Spray
-Different scents, all smell awesome, especially Lavender
Swiffer: Dust & Shine Spray
OXO: Double Duster
-can just throw duster head in laundry, and reuse over and over agian
Bright Green: Double Concentrated Laundry Detergent
-Lavender scent for adult clothes, and unscented for Kids
Bright Green: Chlorine Free Bleach
-I use it to sanitize hard toys too.
I hope my favorite cleaning products and recipes make your cleaning day, a little happier, easier, and greener. A clean-green home makes a Healthy Space, which is key to a Healthy Living!! Stay tuned for my deep cleaning routine, and my daily speed cleaning routines! Happy Cleaning and Happy Mother's Day!!