The Green Life

Simplify your (green) cleaning

Use these 2 green cleaning recipes for everything in your home and save time and money. You’ll never go back spending a mint on the chemical + water concoctions.mean-green-cleaning-31

Super Duty Cleanser (suitable for everything except wood; wood and alcohol are NOT friends)

1-2 capfuls drops of liquid castile soap
1/4 C alcohol
1/4 C hydrogen peroxide
5-10 drops of lemon or peppermint essential oil (optional)

Pour the alcohol and peroxide into a large spray bottle and fill (almost to the fill line) with water. Add the castile soap last and shake it up (so you won’t get lots of bubbles). It’s ready to use on practically anything!

  • Spot remover for carpet (test it first & DO NOT saturate), clothing, and upholstery (test it first & DO NOT saturate; don’t use on delicates or dry clean only items)
  • Cleans & disinfects all kitchen & bathroom surfaces
  • Even use it on (washable) walls

Cleanser for wood surfaces (including floors)

Same as above EXCEPT just leave out the alcohol and peroxide.

If you find that you added too much soap and are seeing residue after using your cleanser, go behind it with a soft cloth (or your wood floor mop) dampened in water and vinegar.
*** DO NOT add the vinegar to the mix; here’s why.

Let me know if you try either of these and what your results and/or thoughts are.

Enjoy!

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I love food & wine, paint & power tools. I am a creative introvert, programmer turned decorator, wife and mom, & mental health advocate. I am the decorator owner of Xtraordinary by Design. My mission - rid the world of builder beige & furniture sets.

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