Friday, May 2, 2008

Enviro-Friendly cleaning

We all know that a lot of cleaning products out there aren't exactly "green" material. Plus, most of these new environment friendly detergents aren't exactly cheap either. So I asked a good friend of mine, who makes her own cleaning products, if she would gladly share some of her recipes. She was kind enough to give me quite a few, so here is the first one:

Multi-use detergent

- Water
- Vinegar
- Liquid Ammonia
- Sodium Bicarbonate
- Boric Acid

Preparation: (make sure to use gloves when using some of these ingredients!)
In one liter of lukewarm water (around 45 C), add a tablespoon of vinegar, a tablespoon of ammonia, a tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate and a tablespoon of boric acid. Mix together and bottle. Please make sure to label your bottle, and store it someplace out of reach of children and pets!
This cleaning product can be used in all sorts of cleaning chores around the house.

I will be adding some new recipes from time to time. If you have any suggestions as well, I would love to hear them!