When ‘being green’ was still attributed to Kermit the Frog, out of necessity, I came upon these homemade cleansers that cost pennies on the dollar.
And I have a theory, if I can eat it, then I can clean with it. This theory doesn’t work all that well when I come to vacuums…
“Ocean breeze will make you clean.” Name that Kermit movie and you’ll get a star.
If you have hair on your head like I have hair on my head, you need this recipe.
Green Drain Cleaner:
1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup White Vinegar
Pour Baking Soda down the drain. Add white vinegar and cover the drain, if possible. Let set for 5 minutes. Pour the boiling water down the drain.
We are dusty people. We like to leave the doors open for fresh air, but then regret it when we wipe our fingers along the coffee table, leaving a stripe behind. You win some, you loose some.
This recipe has restored life to most of our vintage finds, too!
Green Furniture Polish and Cleaner:
3 Cups Olive Oil
1 Cup White Vinegar
Mix together in a jar and pour onto a soft cloth. Remix every so often by shaking the jar again.
If you restore old homes, or parts of old homes, this recipe is a must. I have removed years of gross crap off of fixtures, fireplaces and doorknobs.
Green Brass Cleaner:
Make a paste the consistency of toothpaste. Rub onto brass with a soft cloth. Rinse with water and dry.
Lime and gunk will magically disappear. I use this on all of my faucets and chrome baking tins.
Green Chrome and Stainless Steel Cleanser:
1 Cup Vinegar
1/2 Cup Water
Mix in a recycled spray bottle. Spray solution on the chrome/stainless steel and let sit for a minute. Wipe off with damp sponge and dry with a soft cloth.
I know we don’t like to talk about toilets. Or their bowls. Or the funk that grows inside. But, you gotta clean it. Why not do it green style?
Green Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
Sprinkle baking soda into toilet bowl. Add vinegar. Scrub ‘er down with a toilet brush.