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How To Clean Your Healthy Home on a Budget

You have probably noticed that non-toxic, healthy cleaning products tend to be too expensive. You may have even decided not to dispose of all those chemical-laden cleaning products because the healthy alternatives are so expensive. I will show you how to clean your home with natural, healthy products and save money.

Why is it imperative that you get those harmful chemicals out of your home? The answer is simple. It's because you care. You care about the health of your family, your loved ones, your pets, and yourself.

Natural, nontoxic cleaning can gratify you in knowing that you are protecting your family's health and that your home is a place for your bodies to rest and recuperate rather than promote harm.

You can find volumes of information and countless reasons to use non-toxic cleaning products, but the main point here is that we make an effort to simplify our lives, save money and quit breathing what is unhealthy for us in our own homes.

How can you clean with natural, non-toxic products and save money? Make your own. It is easy and straightforward. All you need for the following nontoxic cleaning recipes are:

White distilled vinegar

Baking soda

Washing soda

Liquid vegetable soaps called castile soap

Tea Tree oil

Clean spray bottles

Glass jars

You will find these products in supermarkets, health food stores, hardware and home improvement stores. Ounce for ounce, homemade cleaning formulas cost about one-tenth the price of their commercial counterparts-and that includes costly, but worthwhile essential oils and concentrated, all-purpose detergents for homemade recipes.
Note: Make sure to label all your homemade cleaning products, and keep them away from pets and children.

WINDOW CLEANER

- -tablespoon liquid castile soap

3 tablespoons vinegar

2 cups water

Spray bottle

Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use as you would a commercial brand. The soap in this recipe is important. It cuts the wax residue from the commercial brands you may have used.

OVEN CLEANER

1 cup or more baking soda

water

a squirt or two of liquid castile soap

Sprinkle water generously over the bottom of the oven, then cover the grime with enough baking soda that the surface it totally white. Sprinkle some more water over the top. Let the mixture set overnight. You can easily wipe up the grease the next morning because the grime will have loosened. When you have cleaned up the worst of the mess, dab a bit of liquid castile soap on a sponge, and wash the remaining residue from the oven.

ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY CLEANER

1-teaspoon borax

-teaspoon washing soda

2 tablespoons vinegar

-teaspoon castile soap

2 cups very hot tap water

Spray bottle

Combine the borax, washing soda, vinegar, and liquid castile soap in a spray bottle. Add very hot tap water, shaking the bottle gently until the minerals have dissolved. Spray on to the area to be cleaned and wipe with a sponge, rag, or cellulose sponge cloth.

DISINFECTANT SPRAY

2 Cups Water

Cup White Vinegar

tsp. Tea Tree Oil

tsp. Lavender Oil

Combine and store in a spray bottle. Shake occasionally. Use where ever a disinfectant spray is needed.

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I wish more people would clean with products made from those ingredients!!!! I shop online at a store that makes all their products that way (because it is a lot easier for me to buy them pre-made, and they do it as a concentrate, so you add your own water, and that cuts back on waste from packaging and such.)

Great post!
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This are great tips but people are finding a ready made one especially for those who have no such time to give attention for cleaning.But this is a great idea mate. Thanks for posting....

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This are great tips but people are finding a ready made one especially for those who have no such time to give attention for cleaning.But this is a great idea mate. Thanks for posting....
If people are finding them ready made, there is nothing wrong with that... like I said, I am far too lazy (or maybe just far too busy) to mix my own products, but I do still buy all naturally derived, eco-friendly products, and think it is great if more people are made aware of their beenfits, cleaning power, and cost saving opportunities!
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hey really it is a amazing tips..... SPRAY CLEANER will help full all to clean a home
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these recipes are really good and environmentally... I'm a big fan of the green cleaning solutions and always make my own cleaners

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I like these recipes alot also, green is the best way to go!
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Here are some more homemade recipes
All-purpose cleaner 1.
Mix two heaped tablespoons bicarbonate of soda and one tablespoon white vinegar together and store the cleaner in an airtight container.
All-purpose cleaner 2.
Mix four tablespoons bicarbonate of soda and 1140 ml warm water together. Wipe surfaces with a soft cloth dipped in the solution. Rinse with clean water. This recipe makes a mild cleaner and deodorizer for light soiling on the fridge, oven and any other surfaces.
Strong all-purpose cleaner 1.
Mix half a cup of washing soda with 4.5 litres warm water. This cleaner can be used in kitchens and bathrooms, on floors, tiles, cupboards, appliances, ovens and so on, but not on fibreglass or aluminium.
Strong all-purpose cleaner 2.
Mix 4 litres hot water, 100 ml household ammonia, 100 ml white vinegar and 200 g bicarbonate of soda and store in a tightly sealed bottle. This is a good all-round cleaner for many surfaces and materials including appliances, glass and silver. It will also strip floor wax and dissolve resinous matter.
Mild abrasive cleaner.
Add a few drops of water to baking soda to form a paste. Apply it with a stiff bristled brush on hard surfaces, and with an old toothbrush between tiles.
Recipe for a disinfectant.
Mix cup of bleach with 1.5 litres water. Keep the surfaces wet for five minutes, rinse and allow to dry. Use this disinfectant for hairbrushes and combs, mopping vinyl, and sanitizing and deodorizing garbage bins.

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Thank you for this great information. I really appreciate it.

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Here are some more homemade recipes
All-purpose cleaner 1.
Mix two heaped tablespoons bicarbonate of soda and one tablespoon white vinegar together and store the cleaner in an airtight container.
All-purpose cleaner 2.
Mix four tablespoons bicarbonate of soda and 1140 ml warm water together. Wipe surfaces with a soft cloth dipped in the solution. Rinse with clean water. This recipe makes a mild cleaner and deodorizer for light soiling on the fridge, oven and any other surfaces.
Strong all-purpose cleaner 1.
Mix half a cup of washing soda with 4.5 litres warm water. This cleaner can be used in kitchens and bathrooms, on floors, tiles, cupboards, appliances, ovens and so on, but not on fibreglass or aluminium.
Strong all-purpose cleaner 2.
Mix 4 litres hot water, 100 ml household ammonia, 100 ml white vinegar and 200 g bicarbonate of soda and store in a tightly sealed bottle. This is a good all-round cleaner for many surfaces and materials including appliances, glass and silver. It will also strip floor wax and dissolve resinous matter.
Mild abrasive cleaner.
Add a few drops of water to baking soda to form a paste. Apply it with a stiff bristled brush on hard surfaces, and with an old toothbrush between tiles.
Recipe for a disinfectant.
Mix cup of bleach with 1.5 litres water. Keep the surfaces wet for five minutes, rinse and allow to dry. Use this disinfectant for hairbrushes and combs, mopping vinyl, and sanitizing and deodorizing garbage bins.


Thank you so much for giving this useful content on here
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Green cleaning is effective, no need to buy commercial products, make your own. http://www.cleanerconfessions.com/how-to-clean-a-coffee-maker-%E2%80%93-green-cleaning-recipes
It is fairly easy,just follow the tips!

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Fear not the path of truth for the lack of people walking on it. Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. Great tips above . Thank you for sharing
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Thanks for the above informative post.
I was horrified initially facing such kind of problems.
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A very special thanks for providing these easy tips .I was thinking of these kind of easy tips which can be implemented easiely.

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Couldn't agree with you more. More people need to know about this, especially with this economy.
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I have used these for years. Baking soda and vinegar paste for my shower. Works great without the noxious smells. And so much cheaper.
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Great sharing!!one of my friend tell me about this thread,i see is really good and have encouraging stuff here.....Nice sharing...Keep it up!!!
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This is great. I LIVE by using baking soda and vinegar.
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