Keeping it clean, naturally

A while ago I came across Wendyl the Green Goddess' book.  My original intention was to make products at home to keep the cost of detergents down, but now I'm more charmed with the gentle, non-toxic smell of the products.  My favourite is the General Spray Cleaner.  Once my store-bought product had finished I removed the labels and made my own.  

  • Fill the bottle with water
  • Add 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • A few drops of Sunlight liquid soap
  • 10 drops of tea-tree oil, or any essential oil

Make up another bottle of the same potion but add a tablespoon of olive oil to clean wooden surfaces.  Shake before each use.

Another great mixture is the carpet cleaner.
  • Mix a solution of 50/50 water/vinegar
  • Add a couple drops of Sunlight liquid soap
  • When you see a mark on your carpet, spray, leave a bit and then rub.

There are more recipes on Wendyl's site with links to suppliers of specialised ingredients.

1 comment:

Clarabelles said...

Was churning out the laundry liquid at one point .... but my kids stains got a bit much! Still loving the idea and the general cleaning spray!