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post #1 of Old 01-17-2011, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Green Cleaning without Lemon

Hi All,

I am a big green cleaning freak and I am buying a house with my soon to be wife and son.

Most of the recipes I have for home made cleaning products require lemon or some other citrus acid.

This creates a problem as my fiancee is very allergic to any type of citrus.

Any suggestions on good green cleaning recipes or products that do not use citrus acid?
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post #2 of Old 01-25-2011, 10:18 AM
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post #3 of Old 01-30-2011, 03:31 PM
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Do a search for white vinegar. It has lots of cleaning uses.

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post #4 of Old 01-31-2011, 01:07 AM
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White vinegar is still an Acid. If you're wife is allergic, you might want to try an alcohol based cleaner.
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I would suggest you to use Baking soda. Baking soda is the foundation of most green cleaning recipes. It is used anywhere that a mild abrasive is needed, such as the bathroom and kitchen.
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That is very tough, because it is the acid that actually acts as the disinfectant and will kill germs. Your other options really are not going to be "green" because they are going to be chemical based. Baking soda does work as a scrubbing agent, but it will not work the same as product made with lemon or thyme. Oh, that is an idea - do not know if there are any products out there made with thyme and not lemon.... but thyme is a great green cleaning ingredient. Maybe Google it to see what is available??
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1. 1 cup of vinegar
2. 2 teaspoons of borax
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Put it all in one big spray bottle, shake it well until borax dissolves.

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For a homemade recipe, my favorite is -

In a 21 oz bottle - 1/3 white vinegar + 2/3 H20 + 1/2 Tbs liquid soap or detergent (I like clear natural dish soap,) 10 drops each lavender essential oil, lime essential oil, tea tree oil. The smell is so delicious that people actually ask to buy this solution from me.
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That sounds like a great recipe - but won't work for this individual's situation where the person is allergic to anything acidic/citrus :(
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here's a recipe that doesn't contain acid:
Mix 1/4 cup of borax with 1/2 gallon of water until the borax is completely dissolved. Put the substance in a spray bottle and shake well before spraying.

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I do like using an all-purpose cleaner - equal parts borax and baking soda with some soapy water. For grease I use vinegar and salt. Essential oils give a fine aroma.

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For a homemade recipe, my favorite is -

In a 21 oz bottle - 1/3 white vinegar + 2/3 H20 + 1/2 Tbs liquid soap or detergent (I like clear natural dish soap,) 10 drops each lavender essential oil, lime essential oil, tea tree oil. The smell is so delicious that people actually ask to buy this solution from me.
I will certainly try this... However, I wont bother you selling this product to me but I will make it by myself. I wont sell your recipe to the cleaning products' manufacturers

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The best all-purpose green cleaning agent for me is a simple solution of water and white vinegar, poured in a spray bottle. I use it for almost everything and the best thing is that it really works
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Two good ideas for this one, both utilizing our best friend The Microwave to do the hard work for us. Your microwave thinks it’s so smart, why don’t you let it do the hard cleaning work for you?
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post #18 of Old 06-29-2012, 02:27 AM
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I found that to be true with the Clorox Green Works All-Purpose Cleaner. It worked well on the everyday messes I depend on my all-purpose cleaner to fix.
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I would suggest you to use Baking soda. Baking soda is the foundation of most green cleaning recipes. It is used anywhere that a mild abrasive is needed, such as the bathroom and kitchen.
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post #20 of Old 07-19-2012, 07:48 AM
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I use white vinegar, 3% (regular pharmacy) hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda for pretty much every cleaning need in the kitchen.

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