Monday, April 6, 2009

More Green Cleaning

The pine china cabinet my Daddy built is absolutely glowing! I found this great recipe for homemade lavender furniture polish. Just a little unrefined coconut oil and a few drops of lavender essential oil. The smell is heavenly - so fresh and inviting! I've never been so motivated to go throughout the house and polish furniture LOL!

Earth Fare also featured two natural cleaner recipes in their Healthy Savings publication this month.

Natural Tub & Tile Cleaner

1c water
1 c vinegar
1/2c hydrogen peroxide
30 drops lavender essential oil

ETA: I'm seeing comments from this thread at Passionate Homemaking, that mention vinegar and hydrogen peroxide should not be combined together as it changes the properties of both (okay to use together, just not mix). Also if using hydrogen peroxide for cleaning mixes, it should be stored in a brown colored bottle.

Natural All Purpose Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfectant

2c water
1c vinegar
2tsp baking soda
15 drops tea tree & eucalyptus oil
30 drops orange, lemon & lavender essential oil

*I added 15 drops of tea tree oil to the above tub and tile cleaner recipe and basically used it as an all purpose cleaner. Worked great and I loved the scent of the tea tree oil!


Still Learning said...

Oh my goodness! I have to thy these. Thanks for the recipes.

Wendy P said...

Can't wait to try these! Thanks for posting them.