Eco friendly cleaning – home made recipes
This week’s “Change the World Wednesday” challenge has us donning pinnys and rubber gloves and off for a spot of cleaning!
As Kris, who has set the challenge, reminds us “Most household cleaners contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment.” Not only that, but they are harmful to health too. In fact, the EPA state that indoor air pollution is up to 5 times more than outdoor and some of it is due to the chemicals we are using every day to ‘clean’ our homes.
This week then, we have be challenged to green up our cleaning routine – one of my favourite challenges!
If you’ve never tried Eco-friendly cleansers this is the week to try them out. If you’re a pro with using Environmentally-friendly cleaners but have never made your own, this is your opportunity to try making one!
I use a mixture of both shop bought and home made. For laundry I use Ecover’s laundry liquid. For cleaning the bath and sinks however, I like nothing more than a sprinkle of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) on a damp sponge, rubbed in, then rinsed with a spray of 50% water and 50% white vinegar. You can add essential oils to the blend if you’re not keen on the smell of vinegar, however, I can promise you that the smell dissipates as the vinegar dries.
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It leaves surfaces shiny and your taps or any chrome fixtures will sparkle! You can use this on work surfaces, hobs and your dining table. It works on tiles, in the oven and even burnt saucepans!