I love cleaning with green, eco-friendly cleaners. They're much better for the environment than traditional cleaners and I don't need to worry about their safety around children and pets. The prices for some of the green cleaners in the grocery store are enough to give you sticker shock. Did know you know you can easily make your own green, eco-friendly cleaners for pennies?
Window and all purpose spray cleaner - Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water and pour into a spray bottle. White vinegar is mildly acidic so it will kill bacteria, mold and germs without resorting to harmful chemicals.
Laundry softener - Add half a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash. It will not only help make your laundry softer, it will help cut down on lint. No, your clothes won't smell like vinegar. The smell disappears when it dries.
Scrubber - Add enough water to baking soda to make a paste. Use this to brighten stainless steel and to gently scrub counter topics and sinks.
Drain refresher - Pour half a cup of baking soda into each drain. Follow up with one cup of lemon juice or one cup of vinegar. They will natural interact to fizz and clean your drain. Let sit for several hours without running water.
Laundry stains - Make a paste of baking soda and water and gently scrub stains before laundering. You can also pour some into a fabric bag and put it in smelly sneakers to take away the odor.
Wood polish - Mix one part lemon juice and two parts olive oil. Pour a tiny bit onto a soft cloth and use to polish wood furniture.
What are your favorite all natural cleaners? Have I missed some? These eco-friendly, green cleaners are not only better for the environment than traditional cleaners but they're much easier on your budget too. They cost only pennies to prepare compared to the expensive cleaners in the grocery store.