WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

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mv13
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WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby mv13 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:55 pm

Wondering what everyone uses to clean and disinfect. I use vinegar and essential oils, but have learned that essential oils isn't a wise choice. Does anyone make their own products? Would appreciated anyones suggestions. Thanks & peace

ItalianBee
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby ItalianBee » Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:49 pm

I confess to using a lot of commercial products... I do use baking soda and white vinegar too. Once I tried a recipe for dishwasher detergent using borax and a few other things, but it did not work very well - it left a film on everything.

Singingcrowsings
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby Singingcrowsings » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:21 pm

I use vinegar and baking soda, separately (mixing them neutralizes them), for most of my cleaning. Sometimes I'll throw in some hydrogen peroxide.

AriaBeth
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby AriaBeth » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:37 pm

Baking Soda - Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water Solution to make a paste for riding rid of baked on food.

snow moon
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby snow moon » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:51 am

I use vinegar for everything, and baking soda to add abrasion … I've come to love the smell as I associate it with a freshly-cleaned apartment.

I too stopped using essential oils and miss them less than I expected. In fact, the smells seem rather overwhelming after being away from them. Though I do use Dr.Bronner's peppermint soap to wash my hands.

mv13
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby mv13 » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:24 pm

Thanks everyone! I appreicate all the advice. Snow moon I also use Dr. Bonner's Peace!!

maiestafreespirit
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby maiestafreespirit » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:30 pm

I use baking soda and vinegar. I also will juice lemon and oranges and add them to vinegar and water to use as a disinfectant for my surfaces. :D

NateFlory
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby NateFlory » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:16 am

I usually take my peelings from an orange (or the omni-present little "cutie" tangerine things this time of year) and effectively "Tincture it" in vinegar.
This makes a lovely citrus oil vinegar that smells lovely, and works as a fairly effective de-greaser too! And since I'm just using the rinds that would get composted, it's cheap and easy to make. (The essential oils are mostly in the rind anyway, and this infuses into the vinegar)
Fill jar with orange peel (or lemon, or such I imagine), fill up with vinegar, let sit for a week or ten, depending on your preference for the strength. Decant into spray bottle or other container to use when cleaning kitchen counters and tables, and sundry.

RoseRed
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Re: WHAT TO USE FOR CLEANING

Postby RoseRed » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:52 am

I made a gallon of the recipe from Herb Mentor (vinegar, tyme and I can't remember what else). It came out bright red. It works wonders but wipe it right up because it will stain your counters and grout red if you're not careful.


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