Saturday, January 5, 2013

Green cleaning

I've been really trying to get my family healthy with eliminating dyes and fructose and hydrogenated oils, all that good stuff. Then while I was cleaning I realized all the crap I'm sending around in the air in my house! I love to bleach the heck out of my bathrooms and that probably isn't good for us to breath in. So I did a little research and made this cleaner 
1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar 
cut up oranges or any other citrus
fill a jar about 1/2-3/4 full with your citrus then add your vinegar and water. 
Seal the jar and let it sit for about 2-3 weeks.
There was a ton of pulp in it so i strained that all out while poring it in the spray bottle. 
I was a little unsure about the whole thing, could it really clean as well as my trusty 409 and bleach? 
It was amazing! I started with cleaning my kitchen with it and WOW it was great, left no residue and cleaned my stove like crazy! highly recommend making this! 


Barb said...

Good for you! I've been using essential oils to clean with and they are so powerful and really kill germs (for up to 24 hours, too!) That's part of why this works, the citrus essential oils in the oranges. Go, nature!

Tyler said...

We are now going to make this for one of our RS activities thanks to you Brooke :)

Tyler said...

Uh... that was Eliza, Not Tyler