April 22nd is Earth Day, 2011 and this year’s theme is A Billion Acts of Green®. Now is a good time to make a commitment to being “Green”. Did you know that many of the cleaning products found in our homes are actually not good for the environment? Why not try some “greener” alternatives made with basic ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Keep your house clean and the environment safe…sounds good, right?
Here are some basic ingredients you will need:
Baking Soda: cleans and deodorizes
Borax: cleans, deodorizes and disinfects
White Vinegar or Lemon Juice: cuts grease, freshens
Here are some easy ways to CLEAN GREEN!
Dishwasher Detergent: Mix 1 Tbs Borax and 1 Tbs Baking soda
Put it into the soap dispenser in your dishwasher and run as usual.
General Household Cleaner: ¼ C Baking Soda, ½ C Borax, ½ C White Vinegar, 1 gal water
For extra scrubbing, add baking soda to a damp cloth
Window Cleaner: 2 tsp white vinegar, 1 qt. warm water
Mix together and use immediately
Silver Polish: 1 qt warm water, 1 tsp Baking soda, 1 tsp Salt, and a small piece of aluminum foil. Mix together in a shallow dish, lay foil on bottom and watch your silver shine!