There are folks out there who may think it is difficult to go green, but I am here to tell you it is not. It is cheaper, better for your family and the environment, and it smells a whole lot better than the crap they sell at the store. I have not bought a floor cleaner in well over a year. the great thing to my floor cleaner, is that I can alter the scent to my mood or the season.
In the holiday season I use an essential oil with the scent of cinnamon or peppermint, or in the spring I use gardenia or lavender. So you see the versatility to this method of cleaning. I much prefer jasmine over the lovely smell of bleach, and clean smelling bleach....pffft, don't even get me started.
So here are a few alternatives that should hopefully get you started and on the right track to being greener in your home.
Window Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with club soda. Spray the windows and wipe clean with a rag.
Floor Cleaner: Combine 2 cups of white vinegar with 6 cups of warm water. Clean the floors with a towel or rag.
General Household Cleaner: Clean counters and walls with a mixture of 1 part white vinegar and 3 parts water. Scent your mixture with a couple of drops of essential oil of your choosing to mask the smell of the vinegar...or not. Tea tree oil is a great disinfectant.
Deodorizer: Sprinkle non-scented or scented baking soda on the bottom of garbage cans to absorb odors and spills. Keeps the container smelling good until the bag is changed.
Grease Cutter: I also use straight baking soda with a bit of water to make a paste to wipe away grease build up around the kitchen.
I have come to embrace cleaner, greener alternatives and since coming into the blogging world, have stumbled onto many a women who have more to offer about being green than I do. I will pull together more alternatives and add them as they pile up.