Thursday, January 17, 2008

How can you clean with products that pollute?

OK, this is it-- when I'm done with the cleaning products I have on hand, I'll save the bottles and mix up batches of green cleaners. I've seen lots of recipes, but I really like the ones from Care2, excerpted from Annie B. Bond's book, Better Basics for the Home. Here's one of them:

Soft Scrub
This superstar formula is as good for cleaning the bathtub as it is for stainless steel appliances and shower stalls.

1/2 cup baking soda
Enough liquid soap or detergent to make a frosting-like consistency
5 drops antibacterial essential oil such as lavender, tea tree oil, or rosemary (optional)

Pour the baking soda in a bowl; slowly pour in the liquid soap or detergent, stirring all the while, until the consistency reaches that of frosting. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a sponge, wash the surface, and rinse.

1 comment:

Ruthie In The Sky said...

And you do that AFTER you bury the body, right?

I gotta make sure that tub is clean once the dirty deed is done.



Just jokin'.

It sure is nice to read you again.