Green Cleaning

Here are some of the recipes we’ve tried- I have to say that they are overwhelmingly better and cheaper than most of the products you can buy and my skin certainly has benefited from the replacement of shop-bought chemicals. Please feel free to share any others you have found.

Air Freshener Spray

Mix white distilled vinegar and essential oil ( I like lavender)

Decant into a small fine mist spray bottle.

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Disinfectant Spray

2 cups of water

1/4 cup vinegar

1/4 teaspoon of teatree oil

1/4 teaspoon of lavender oil.

Mix and put into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle before using.

Multi-surface Cleaner- 

(I have found that this will remove even the most stubborn rust marks from a sink)

Spray surfaces of kitchen/bathroom etc with a solution of vinegar ( 2 cups of water to 1/4 cup of vinegar)

Sprinkle with baking soda, then rub gently with a wet cloth.

Rinse out the cloth and swipe down the surface with clean water.

Linen Spray For Ironing

Fill a spray bottle with water , then add 10-15 drops of lavender essential oil and shake vigorously before each use. 

Window Cleaner

Fill a large bowl with hot water and a small splash of washing up liquid. Using a small sponge or cloth wash the window down thoroughly. Scrunch up sheets of newspaper and use the dry the window. 

Drain / Plug Hole Cleaner

Depending on the size of the drain, sprinkle a generous helping of baking soda into the drain. Pour vinegar over the soda and leave to fizz.

Leave for a few minutes, then pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain.

Bathroom Cleaner

Fill a spray bottle with vinegar. Spray liberally onto baths, showers sinks , toilet bowls etc. Leave for a few minutes then wipe and rinse. For extra scrubbing power sprinkle baking soda on to the surface to be cleansed, rub and then rinse.

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