Green Cleaning Tips

Make your own scented vinegar.

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  • Make your own cleaners with baking soda, washing soda and vinegar.
  • Find safer cleaners at the Guide to Healthy Cleaning.
  • Purchase Green Seal or Safer Choice certified products.

Green Cleaning Recipes:

Scented Vinegar

Rind of 2 oranges, lemons or limes

White vinegar

In a glass jar, add rinds and fill with enough vinegar to cover rinds. Let sit for 2-3 days. Drain infused vinegar into container and dispose of rinds. Use in green cleaning recipes.

Fabric Softener and Deodorizer

1 cup white vinegar

Add vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser or where you add the detergent. Softens fabric and removes strong odors.

Dishwasher Detergent

1/4 cup washing soda

3 drops dish soap

Cleans one load of dishes.

Dishwasher rinse aid

Fill up your rinse aid dispenser with white vinegar to remove spots from glasses.

All-Purpose Cleaner

1/4 cup vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. liquid dish soap

In a 16 oz. spray bottle add vinegar and fill with water. Add dish soap last.

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