I’ve talked a lot about greening stuff up and have included a list of cleansers. I’ve read/own the book Shift Your Habit by Elizabeth Rogers so I thought that I would add the info gleaned from that book to my list.
1 ½- 2 cups of water
½ cup of white or apple cider vinegar
¼ cup of rubbing alcohol
1-2 drops essential oil (optional)
Disinfectant All Purpose Cleaner
2 cups water
3 drops castile soap
½ cup water
½ cup hydrogen peroxide
Soap scum remover
¼ cup water
½ cup baking soda
Carpet stain remover
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ cup borax
¼ cup of salt
Also room deodorizer from MOPS
2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
6 drops of essential oil
Fill small spray bottle with water (about 6 tablespoons)
Stain removal from clothes (again from book)
Berries, fruit, or juice- pour boiling water on it,
Grease, oil, or butter- absorb it with flour or cornmeal
Dirt and mud- rub the cut end of a potato on it, let sit a few hours before washing
Grass stains- rub out with white vinegar
Wine- soak in milk overnight or use a whitening toothpaste
Food related stain- spit on it. Your saliva has enzymes that break down food
Make sure to treat stains asap and don’t throw in drier because a stain will set.
Some additional tips. Scrap your plate instead of rinse. Then place it directly in the dishwasher. You’ll save water that way.
Also have fallen in love with the Twist company. I’m going to say that most of it is Chinese free. But they make biodegradable scrubbing materials and cloths. Your typical green and yellow scrubby sponge is made from plastic. The great thing about Twist is that you can clean it by throwing it into your dishwasher. I love that feature. Now if only they could make a biodegradable mop replacement sponge…hum….