GreenUp! Cleaners Unite

IMG_2379Would you like to clean your home or business with non-toxic, home-made and inexpensive cleaning solutions?  I answer yes to that question and it seems that a number of others agree.  Last night the GreenUp! Community met at Monique’s to enjoy excellent $5 organic wine and pizza (from TJs, of course).  We discussed our current cleaning products, experiences, likes, dislikes and expectations.  We then made our own non-toxic cleaning solutions and passed them out to GreenUp! Community members for a cleaning trial.

The goal of this trial is to clean your home or place of business using homemade, non-toxic cleaning solutions and save money while doing it.  Based on our experiences and feedback from the GreenUp! Community, including the person on the other side of the computer screen, we will compare these solutions to store bought and other cleaning products.  The recipes and original source links are below for you to use and share within your own community.  Feel free to leave a comment with your feedback or experiences with home-made, non-toxic cleaning solutions, in addition to any other recipes that should be tried out as well.

Home-Made Non-Toxic Cleaning Solutions
Cleaning Solution 1: All Purpose Cleaner

  • Ingredients: 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/2 gallon water
  • Instructions: mix all ingredients in spray bottle and apply

Cleaning Solution 2: Glass Cleaner

  • Ingredients: 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap, 1/4 teaspoon rubbing alcohol, 2 cups water
  • Instructions mix all ingredients in spray bottle and apply

Cleaning Solution 3: Mold Removal

  • Ingredients: 1 part hydrogen peroxide (3%), 2 parts water
  • Instructions: mix all ingredients in spray bottle and apply on areas with mold, wait 1 hour before rinsing or using shower/tub/affected area

Cleaning Solution 4: Tub and Tile Cleaner

  • Ingredients: baking soda, vinegar
  • Instructions: rub baking soda on surface with a damp sponge and rinse with fresh water; for extra strength wipe surfaces with vinegar first and follow with baking soda

Cleaning Solution 5: Wood Dusting Spray

  • Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 teaspoon oil (olive/jojoba), 1 teaspoon liquid castille soap,  15 drops sweet essential oils
  • Instructions: mix ingredients in spray bottle and apply with a cloth

Cleaning Solution 6: Wood Polish

  • Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon oil (olive, jojoba), 1/4 cup vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • Instructions: mix ingredients in glass jar, dab a soft rag into solution and wipe on wood surface

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Keep it fresh and clean – GreenUp! Guy

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