Thursday, January 23, 2014

Easy DIY Green Cleaners


1. Grapefruit Tub Cleaner

What you need:


1 Grapefruit
1/4 cup kosher salt

Instructions

One medium or large grapefruit should be enough to clean your bath or shower.  For this cleaner you will simply need to halve the grapefruit and sprinkle it with salt.  Spread the remaining salt around the bath and scrub away with your grapefruit.  Be sure your grapefruit is picking up fresh salt and not just moving it around.  Once the area is clean simply rinse away the pulp and enjoy your freshly cleaned bath. 


2. Lemon Wood Polish

What you need:

1lemon
olive oil
water
Small air-tight container
Strainer
Microfiber cloth

Instructions

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice into your air-tight container, it's best it the pulp is strained out.  Add one tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of water to the mix. Close container and shake until well mixed. Pour out small amount onto wood and polish with a microfiber cloth.


3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

What you need:

1 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
spray bottle - optional

Toilet brush

Instructions

This first thing you'll want to do is turn off the water to your toilet. How you ask? Just reach behind the bowl and turn the knob that connects into the wall clockwise until it wont turn any further.  Once this is done flush the toilet until the bowl is empty. Now all you have to do is sprinkle your baking soda around the bowl and spray/pour the white vinegar on the baking soda.  This causes a bubbling reaction, once the bubbles subside scrub the toilet bowl and let the solution sit for a few hours.  When you return give it one more scrub for good measure, turn the water back on and flush it away.  You'll get a great clean with no harsh chemicals. 


4.DIY Laundry Detergent

What you need:

1 Cup Grated Fels Naptha Soap
1/2 Cup Washing Soda1/2 Cup Borax

Instructions


This recipe is pretty simple, you need one cup of Fels Naptha, Zote, or Ivory, all of these can be found at Walmart or your local grocery store.  You can use a food processor or hand grate the bars, either way works.  Mix with 1/2 cup washing soda and a 1/2 cup Borax and you're done! For light load, use 1 tablespoon. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 tablespoon. 

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