4 Natural Cleaner Recipes
Everything you need to make eco-friendly cleaners is right in your pantry. Clip and save these natural recipes.
- baking soda
- distilled white vinegar
- olive oil
All-Purpose: Mix a solution of 1 part vinegar and 1 part water in a spray bottle. Good on glass, countertops, and toilets. Don't use on marble.
Laundry: Add 1/2 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle to soften clothing and cut down on odors.
Bathroom: Mix water and baking soda to form a paste to scrub fixtures and tile. You can also sprinkle baking soda in the toilet bowl, add a splash of vinegar to make it fizz, and then clean with a toilet brush.
Wood: Combine 2 parts lemon juice and 1 part olive oil. Pour a small amount on a clean rag and use to polish finished wood surfaces.
Originally published in the August 2008 issue of Parents magazine.