We all want to use fewer chemicals in our home but just don’t know where to start.  All the products that are out there that claim to be “non-toxic” are just too expensive.  Just like trying to eat organic.  Well, I don’t know about you, but that just hurts my bank account.  So I found a few ways to be able to clean with “GREEN” cleaners that do not make my bank account want to cry.  So keep on reading and feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts.

1. Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Wiping kitchen and bathroom counters with this beneficial spray won’t feel like a chore. Plus, it decreases germs and leaves the whole room smelling fresh and clean.

What You Need:homeade all purpose cleaner

3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon unscented liquid Castile soap
10 drops tea tree oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
2 cups water

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a 24-ounce spray bottle; shake before use. Use for general cleaning needs. For an extra boost when removing mildew and soap buildup, spray first, then sprinkle on baking soda and scrub with a sponge.

2. Homemade Window and Glass Cleaner

Get a streak-free sparkle with this simple cleaner, and appreciate a better view through your windows. Invest in a small stack of soft cotton or microfiber cloths for the greatest results.

What You Need:

2 cups water
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dish soap

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a 24-ounce spray bottle. Shake to combine. Use on windows or glass fronts of appliances.

3. Furniture Polish

Apply this formula to clean and restore luster to wood furniture. This helpful mixture cleans while nurturing tables and chairs, and it doesn’t include waxy ingredients that create unwanted buildup. It’s like making a special salad dressing for your beloved wood furnishings.

2 cups warm water
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. White Vinegar (or lemon Juice)

Instructions: Add all ingredients to a 24-ounce spray bottle. Shake well, spray, rube and polish with rag. Really, it’s that easy but since wood finishes vary, always make sure to do a test patch!!!

http://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/cleaning-products-tools/homemade-cleaners/viewall/
http://davidsuzuki.org/publications/resources/2011/green-cleaning-recipes/